Creaky Old Bones diet: Arthritis

Step 1: Make the broth

In a large pot place

  • 12 cups of water
  • 2 cups of Oxtails
  • 2 cups of pork soft rib bones
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • 4 tbsp. fresh basil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 6 tbsp. natural rice or cider vinegar

Bring to the boil and cook on low heat for 2 hours or more.

Remove the bones and discard, leaving the gel and soft cartilage in the stew.


Step 2: Add the following

  • ½ cup rice
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 cup beets
  • 4 cups greens (chard, beet greens, spinach, broccoli etc)
  • 3 cups of sweet potatoes diced
  • 1 cup of liver or heart muscle
  • Enough water to cover

Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook until the rice is done.

Step 3:

Add 5 tablespoons of flax or fish body oil (ie wild salmon oil).
Store in the refrigerator.

Recipes for Specific Conditions

Processed commercial pet foods that are full of harmful pesticides, preservatives, food colouring and chemicals have been linked to disease. If you want your pet to have a shiny healthier coat, with sweeter breath and stools then you must feed a wholesome diet. If your pet has particular problems, then there are Nutritional Treatment guides that you can follow to help it. Below are some suggested recipes. Wherever possible buy organic foods. For overweight dogs substitute brown rice for potatoes and for white rice.

Disclaimer:Each animal is an individual and must be monitored for weight gain and loss and general health on any diet regime. These diets are an aid and may not suit specific individuals and we recommend a diagnosis and thorough work up be performed by Dr. Sherebrin. Treatments will be integrative, with both traditional and complementary medicine modalities as required.

Many thanks to Drs. Elaine Cebuliak, Bruce Ferguson and Ihor Basko for the development of these recipes.