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Turkey Carcass Bone Broth For Dogs

Get the benefits of your leftover turkey when you turn this into a broth for your dog.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: bone, broth, christmas, leftovers, thanksgiving, turkey carcass
Servings: 4 litres


  • Slow cooker or large crockpot


  • 1 carcass Turkey ( or chicken) You can leave all the extra bits of meat and gristle on, neck and feet are all good to go in the pot
  • 3 marrow bones Beef ( optional) These are really good for adding gelatin
  • 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar To draw the nutrients out of the bones
  • 1 clove Crushed Garlic ( optional)
  • 1 handful Leftover veggies (optional) such as carrots, kale, brocolli, beans
  • 4 litres Filtered Water Tap water is fine too


  • Put your carcass, bones and all ingredients into the pot.
  • Bone Broth For Dogs
  • Add water until all the contents are covered and a couple of extra inches on top.
  • If you’re cooking in the crockpot, turn the heat to a medium-high temperature for an hour. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for an hour.
  • After the hour has passed, turn the stove or slow cooker to low and let the bone broth cook for 24 hours.
  • Once it has cooked, allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Now strain into a jug. You want to keep straining and make sure you remove all the bones from the broth.
  • Put the broth in the fridge to cool for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove from fridge and scrape off the fat layer that has solidified at the top.
  • Underneath your broth should look like a big jug of jelly. If it doesn't, then next time add more apple cider vinegar.


In the fridge your broth will keep for 3-4 days.
You can freeze the broth in silicon trays ( this makes doggy popsicles) and then pop them into a bag put in your freezer. It will keep up to a year in the freezer.
To defrost, just pour a little boiling water over the cubes and add the broth to your dogs dry food to moisten it.