Gelatin And Beef Broth Dog Treat

Mar 11, 2021 | Pets, Treat Recipes

Happy Friday everyone!  Happy “Friday Treats Friday” for you and your fur baby!  I found this super simple, two ingredient dog treat of gelatin and beef broth from Puppy Dog Pro!  This is the first time Jake and Maggie will experience a giggly treat like this and they absolutely loved these treats.  I gave them only one each because I don’t want to upset their stomachs with a lot of something new.  When I sat down, they were both crawling all over me wanting me to get up and feed them another Gelatin Beef Broth Treat!  
Gelatin and Beef Broth Dog Treats |
Gelatin and Beef Broth Dog Treats |

Can dogs eat gelatin?  See my previous post HERE

The Benefits

Gelatin has anti-inflammatory and brain-protective actions that are especially important during aging and when under stress.  Gelatin attracts digestive juices to itself, which makes it easier for dogs to digest grains and carbohydrates. Gluten-containing grains like barley, oats and wheat frequently cause allergic reactions in many dogs. Gelatin increases a dog’s ability to utilize the proteins found in these grains. It protects the lining of the stomach, soothes upset stomachs, and helps other digestive ailments like irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. Disorders such as degenerative joint disease, osteoporosis, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis respond favorably to diets containing gelatin because it reduces the inflammation. In a mature animal, gelatin can make up half of the dietary protein intake but as little as just two teaspoons a day can be beneficial for a 50 to 75 lb dog.


What kind of Gelatin did I use?

The quickest and easiest is to use a product like Knox Gelatine available at any grocery store.  You can then sprinkle it on any wet food once a day or mixed into warmed homemade meals.  It can then be served warm or cold.  When you add hot water to the powdery collagen-rich gelatin, the protein loosens resulting in a wiggly, semi-solid, gel-like substance which can be the basis of a fun treat.

Be aware that any flavored, artificially colored or sweetened gelatin products like Jell-o brand can be toxic to dogs so only use plain, unflavored gelatin.

The other way is to make your own which is taking your homemade chicken stock a few steps further. A little more time but easy and chock full of healthy benefits.

Gelatin and Beef Broth Dog Treats |
Gelatin and Beef Broth Dog Treat |

More ways to make this treat:

I used bone and paw print molds that I bought from Amazon and poured the mixture directly into the mold to freeze.  You can also add other ingredients like chopped up vegetables that your pet enjoys, shredded chicken, boiled beef, or fruit such as blueberries and strawberries.  You can puree the fruit and put on the bottom of your mold and then pour your chicken or beef broth over that to freeze making a two layered gelatin treat packed full of nutrients and anti-inflammatories.  

Gelatin and Beef Broth Dog Treats

1 cup chicken stock – I used low sodium organic beef broth.  Another option would be to buy bone broth made by Stella and Chewy.
2 tablespoons or packets of gelatin – Each packet is 1 tablespoon

In a small pot, bring the chicken (or beef if you wish) stock to a boil.
Remove the pot from heat and let cool for three minutes.
Stir in gelatin with a whisk until no clumps remain.
Let cool and pour into molds.
Refrigerate for several hours until set

This recipe took no time at all to make.  I froze the treats for 3 hours.

I love hearing from all of you and do my best to respond to each and every one of you.  I always enjoy your comments, feedback, and suggestions so keep them coming!  If I’ve posted a recipe (for our human and our furry friends) and you try it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @twoadorablelabs and use #twoadorablelabs​Instagram.

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  1. Carla Evans

    They turned out cute and seem easy 2 make! The pups look like they really enjoyed them! ❤????

    • Bobbi

      Thank you. The little monsters were pretty darn happy with those treats. LOL!

  2. Ida Armstrong

    Hi I am looking for a recipe that can be left on a shelf. And froze when I am ready. Is there such? and how long can the gel sit out of cold.

    • Bobbi

      Hello Ida,

      Dry Knox gelatin in a package can last up to a year. There is an expiration date on the packet though. I have never let the gel sit after making so I cannot give you a definite answer. I did some research and based on what I found, I cannot provide a solid answer for you. I would make the assumption that as with any food, it can’t last long. As for the treat recipes, I would try my Puppy Peanut Butter Meatballs and Milkbone Doggie Sandwiches. Another option would be to make the oats ahead of time and when you are ready, just add your peanut butter, bananas, oils etc later. I have many recipes under my Blog/Pets/Treat Recipes tab if you are interested in reading about them –

      I hope this helps you. Thank you for your questions. If there is anything else I can help you with, please just ask.
      Bobbi Jo, Jake, and Maggie 🙂

  3. G. Baker

    I use beef gelatin in my protein smoothies. Recently, I was pretty careless and dropped a bit on the floor. Luckily, I have two “Beagle-Matic” organic floor cleaners (deluxe models with super sniffing power) who took care of the problem! Much licking was involved! For anyone wondering, yes, dogs seem to love the stuff. I am going to try these treats soon.

    • Two Adorable Labs

      Awh lol that’s awesome! I hope you enjoy making these treats and your two “Beagle-Matics” enjoy eating them. These treats are definitely Two Labs approved 🙂


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