Tendon Soup for Dogs and Cats

Makes a rich soup that nourishes tendons, ligaments and cartilage

  • 2-4#s of cut up hooves – use beef, goat or lamb* NOT pork (Check with Indian markets)
  • Mixed root veggies such as turnip, rutabaga, yucca – maybe dicon radish

Cover the hooves and roots in water , bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Simmer low for 2-4 hours. You may use a crock pot or pressure cooker as well.

This will gel in the refrigerator. Feed as a TOP DRESSING  on dry food or as a small meal as it is very rich.

Any tendon or soft parts can be fed to the pet.

* Thought to be the best.

Posted in on April 17, 2012
Recipe entered by: Kevin


  1. Ruby Hiatt on October 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Do you actually feed the soup to the dogs or just the gel? Are the tendons edible or do you strain them out?

  2. Kevin Pettway on October 19, 2017 at 7:07 am

    You can feed anything that gets soft enough, although I tend to stick to the gel because it’s easier. I just put it on top of the regular dog food. Most all of the “soup” should gel up. 🙂

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