Pristine Free-range Bone Broth for Pets | Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is known to be a healthy food for humans and animals alike. 

Bone broth is familiar to us because it is often used in soups. It is made by simmering bones (turkey, chicken, or beef bones are common) in water for an extended amount of time. This releases all of the great flavor and nutrients, including marrow, into the liquid creating a super tasty and delicious broth.

I am totally psyched because as part of the Chewy.com Influencer program we had the opportunity to select Castor & Pollux Pristine free-range turkey broth dog food topper to tell you about!  Now we get to share the great healing benefits of bone broth with you!

We always do our reviews just from Maui and Emma's point of view but today you get a two-for-one! One of my cats also gets turkey broth every day for his health. We've been using a different brand broth for Wiley, so we will let you know what he thinks of the Pristine bone broth, too!

Pristine Free-range Grain-free Bone Broth

The Pristine line of foods is made by Castor & Pullox, a reputable manufacturer and one of the first producers of organic dog foods.

Pristine is their grain-free line of foods and toppers. The grain-free bone broths come in four flavor recipes:

  • Free-range chicken
  • Free-range turkey
  • Grass-fed beef
  • Grass-fed beef with turmeric

Maui and Emma were not picky about which flavor we chose so I went for the turkey. I figured dogs love any meat and if I selected the turkey recipe, we could use it in Wiley's food as well. Wiley is on a limited ingredient diet and has a lot of digestive issues due to his Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Turkey seems to be less upsetting to his system and bone broth is really good for gut health. Getting the turkey broth recipe, I figured we could give you two reviews for the price of one (oh yeah, these reviews are free)!

What Does It Look like?

We have now used two different brands of turkey broth in our household. Up to this point, we have used Only Natural Pet free-range turkey broth for Wiley. Now we have also tried the Pristine free-range turkey broth. 

The Only Natural Pet broth is a much clearer liquid. A little bit more towards what you would see as a broth if you opened up a can of chicken soup for yourself. 

The Castor & Pollux Pristine turkey bone broth is a denser looking broth. It is cloudy with what I feel is turkey and bone nutrients. Here's a picture of the broth poured into a separate container. I couldn't quite get the picture to do the color justice. Looking at this bone broth next to my daughter's bottle of Starbucks light vanilla cappuccino, they are very similar in color.

Not saying one is better than the other. Each has their own individual recipes and ingredients and I personally believe both to be high-quality and nutritious.

Castor & Pollox Pristine Turkey bone broth

What is in it?

The turkey bone broth has a very limited and wholesome ingredient list.

This is important to me for both Maui and Wiley as they both have food sensitivities. I need to watch what Wiley eat with a high magnification microscope!

Ingredients in the Pristine turkey bone broth are:

  • Turkey broth
  • Turkey fat
  • Salt
  • Organic sage
  • Organic rosemary

So, not much added to this wholesome turkey broth besides a little bit of seasoning. I love that! ❤️

Animals on limited ingredient diets don't need a whole bunch of extra stuff added to their foods. It just means more things that could potentially irritate your pets stomach or digestive system.

What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?

Bone broth can aid in detoxifying the liver and ridding the body of toxins; adds collagen to a pet’s diet, and can heal and seal a pet’s gut.

Bone broth is known for creating a better environment for healthy gut flora and increasing absorption of nutrients. This makes sense, as collagen just on its own is known to decrease inflammation and support digestive health.

Adding bone broth to your pet's diet will also increase their fluid intake (which is especially great for cats) and can make their food more enticing to eat.

Good for Good Health

Gut health is incredibly important since the majority of a dog’s immune system function is located in the intestine.

Poor gut health can bring on a ton of issues such as:

  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • vomiting
  • digestive upset
  • redness on the skin
  • hotspots
  • joint pain
  • excessive shedding

Incorporating bone broth into your pet's diet can help alleviate these issues, or at least make the symptoms less severe.

Wiley gets bone broth at least twice a day mixed in with his wet food to help alleviate his irritable bowel disease symptoms. While his case is pretty severe, I will definitely say that putting him on a limited ingredient diet as well as giving him turkey bone broth has improved his diarrhea and vomiting dramatically. 

What Does Wiley Think?

We normally mix bone broth in with his wet food so he gets the health benefits from the bone broth as well as additional moisture (extra moisture is always great for cats as they are not avid drinkers).

I was a little leery about trying Wiley on a new brand of turkey broth because he is such a picky eater. To be honest, I anticipated that he would not eat his food with this new broth.

I was pleasantly surprised!

Wiley didn't seem to notice the change from the broth we had been using. Or, if he did notice the difference he definitely still liked it because he cobbled his food right up!

If you have a cat you know they can change their mind at any point in time about what they like and don't like. We have been giving Wiley the Pristine free-range turkey bone broth for about three weeks now and he is still gobbling it up! 

This is even more of a surprise to me than his liking it in the first place!

Where to Get It

Chewy.com provided this product to us free of charge in exchange for an honest review so I'm definitely going to let you know their price for this high-quality bone broth, but I shopped around the prices for you as well.

The Castor & Pollux Pristine grain-free free-range bone broth it is usually sold by the case. Each case contains 24 - 8.4-ounce containers of broth.

Chewy.com currently sells a case of any of the flavor recipes for $64.56 (save an additional 5% if you put it on AutoShip). 

Amazon.com carries the Pristine bone broth for $53 - $64 per case.

You can also find it on Petco.com but the prices are significantly more at about $84 per case.

(Prices subject to change at any time)

Castor & Pollux Turkey bone broth
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How to Serve Bone Broth

You can work bone broth into your pet's diet in a few different ways. You can:

  • serve it to all them as is. Just pour some bone broth into a bowl and let them lap it up!
  • mix the broth in with your pet's wet food so they are getting the health benefits of bone broth as well as extra moisture in with their wet food.
  • pour the broth over your pet's dry kibble. You can let the kibble soak for a while if you'd like or serve it with the crunchy kibble in the pawsome bone broth.

Maui and Emma's Final Review

Castor Pollux Free-range turkey bone broth review

Final Thoughts

Bone broth can be a healthy, nutritious, and delicious addition to your dog or cat's diet. Maui and Emma love it poured over their dry kibble or alone as a special treat.

The health benefits of bone broth can help alleviate or improve many conditions your pet may have. Primarily it is known to help improve gut health!

Maui, Emma, and Wiley would love to know if you give this bone broth or any other brand bone broth a try!

Did you find the bone broth to help your pet?

Is there a brand you would suggest or maybe a homemade recipe?

Maui and Emma
  • The Moody Mom says:

    Well this tugged at my heart strings when I read it. My cat just passed away today, and the feelings are still pretty sad. However, I love the idea of giving our pets bone broth. I currently take collagen, and drink bone broth and feel that they have helped me immensely after I had our daughter. I never thought about giving it to our pets before. How much should we be giving them? Just once a day or? Is this type different than the type I drink, or can I use the same for all of us? 

    I am going to check out the link to Chewy and hopefully get some for our other little meowy. 

    Your website is great, I look forward to checking out more of it.

    • Lynne says:

      Hi, I’m so sorry for the loss of your kitty. My old man will be 19 this summer and I am thankful for each day that he is still here. Bone broth is very low in calories so I don’t think it would hurt to give it to your pet a couple of times a day if they enjoy it. I mix it in with Wiley’s food and sometimes give it to Maui and Emma on top of their food or just as a slurpy treat.

  • Yormith96 says:

    Hi there, thanks for dropping this excellent review about bone broth, I must say am just getting to know that cats, or even dogs have a lot of benefits to derive from bone broth. Personally I know of the benefit to human and what we gain from taking bone broth, even though I don’t take it. But seems I have to order for one on chewy since it affordable and my cat will benefits from it

    • Lynne says:

      Hi, I feel bone broth is probably good for just about any mammal! Please let us know if you get some for your cat and how it goes over 🙂

  • Olalekan says:

    Thanks for sharing this article. It’s the first time of me hearing about bone broth. This article is appreciated because it is helpful and informative on how to improve the diet of pets. I am sure every pet owner would like this. I will have to get this for my dog to make it healthy. It’s delicious and it’s going to like it. 

  • Nathan says:

    Wow! I have been included bone broth in a lot of my foods but haven’t considered feeding it to my pets. I have heard in the past that bone broth was good for human hair, I wonder if it helps to give cats and dogs a shiny coat? Did you notice anything like this? Definitely will have to give this a try. I really appreciate your honest review. This was an excellent write up! 

    • Lynne says:

      My old cat Wiley does not seem to have a better coat but he is very old and it might not be fair to judge if broth can help a coat based on my experience with him. Thanks for stopping by and please let us know if you give the bone broth a try!

  • Gracen says:

    Hi Admin, Wow the process of making bone broth looks so easy and less complicated from your write up. Like you truly said, bone broth is cool for dogs although I have tried eating bone broth as a human. I love turmeric flavours. Wow, the ingredient for the Pristine turkey bone are simple and great since much of ingredients can get the animals unnecessarily irritated. Thanks for a well researched article.

  • Alblue says:

    Oh this is interesting. Since my cousin bought Golden Retriever pups, we tried to read as many articles about canine and pet foods. Is there any usage restriction for bone broth (age or allergic condition)? Based on your review, Pristine sounds a good tasty and healthy food. It’s a bit overbudget for my cousin, but do you have any other recommendation for budget healthy food? That will be helpful for us to have some comparison. Thank you so much

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