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Treat Recipe With Collagen for Dogs

Easy Recipes For Pets 4 min read
Photo to illustrate a blog about treats with collagen for dogs of a hand holding a paw shaped treat with three bottles of NHV supplements in the back that read Yucca, Old Timer and PetOmega 3.

Supplementing collagen for dogs can help promote joint, muscular, skin, coat, and gastrointestinal health. That’s because your furkiddo’s body’s natural ability to produce this vital protein decreases over time, affecting all of these essential functions.

Your dog’s natural ability to produce collagen decreases over time, affecting a series of essential functions.

Ensuring your little one’s diet has a balanced amount of animal proteins, such as bovine, poultry, and fish, is a good starting point. Some vegetable sources are also collagen-packed, such as beans, red and yellow vegetables, and berries. 

You can easily complement your little one’s diet with these easy-to-make collagen-packed treats and herbal food toppers:


  • Water 
  • 4 pounds of chicken feet without the nails
  • 1/4 pound of green beans
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Your favorite NHV supplement (to be added when serving). NHV Yucca works really well to reinforce the benefits of collagen.
  1. Add all the ingredients to your pressure cooker and fill it with water until fully submerged and covered. Set your pressure cooker to about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and go enjoy some quality time with your furkiddo. 
  2. Once it’s done, remove the pressure from the cooker and wait for the contents to cool down before mixing it all in the blender. 
  3. Strain the liquid in the sieve to remove all pieces of cooked bones, as they can be a choking hazard. 
  4. Pour the collagen-packed liquid into ice cube trays or smaller tupper wares to cut into cubes later. 
  5. Leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours, and it will firm up into gelatinous treats. 
  6. Add your favorite NHV supplement on top when you’re ready to serve the healthy treat to your pup, or add it as a food topper. 

This recipe can last up to one week in the fridge or be frozen for later use. 

Boosting Collagen for Dogs with Herbs 

Collagen Treat Recipe For Dogs

If your little one is experiencing a lack of appetite, adding this collagen-packed treat to their food can also help. This easy-to-make recipe has an appealing taste even for picky dogs, making the mealtime desired. 

Beyond that, NHV Yucca would be a great addition to your little one’s care. This vet-formulated extract helps to promote a healthy appetite. This super herb can also boost the benefits of collagen with its potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help address the following:

  • Muscle and joint discomfort
  • Skin and coat health
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation  

Added Joint and Bone Support

Photo of a dog laying down on the floor to represent joint issues that can be addressed with herbs and collagen for dogs.

A collagen recipe with extra support can also benefit an aging dog. A senior pet will most likely start to suffer a decrease in collagen production at around the same time mobility issues and arthritis symptoms begin to arise. That can be worrisome, as collagen is typically found in connective tissues inside your pup’s body, including bones, muscles, skin, and even the digestive system.

Helping to replenish the dog’s natural collagen levels by supplementing your little one’s diet can help promote joint and bone support to pups struggling with mobility. In addition, it can be used proactively in dogs approaching senior years or even for breeds prone to joint issues.

If you are looking for extra joint and mobility support, NHV Old Timer is the way to go. This vet-formulated blend includes six potent herbal ingredients that work together to help alleviate arthritis, muscle and joint discomfort. 

Collagen & Fish Oil for Skin and Coat Support

Collagen is also part of your pup’s inner layer of skin, the dermis. This body-produced protein helps promotes skin elasticity and overall health. Collagen also affects your little one’s coat, leading to softer, shinier fur and even helping reduce shedding in some cases. Not to mention it can also be beneficial for their nail health. 

Despite collagen, dogs struggling with skin and coat issues can really benefit from adding omega-3 fatty acids to their diets. NHV PetOmega 3 is an easy way to ensure that your little one’s intake of omega-3 is sufficient for their health. 

Herbs and Collagen for Dogs with GI Issues

Dogs suffering from gastrointestinal issues may also benefit from collagen as it is rich in two amino acids essential to maintaining the integrity and function of the gut: glycine and lysine. These amino acids soothe and repair tissues in the digestive system tract that can contribute to digestion and nutrient absorption.

It is also a common holistic approach to manage gut syndrome (when the barrier function of the intestines is compromised) using natural supplements alongside collagen. NHV Tumflora aids in promoting an overall healthy gastrointestinal function, helps increase the good intestinal bacteria, and may aid in optimizing the body’s natural abilities to absorb vital nutrients. 

The use of collagen for dogs is promising, but it is important to remember that a balanced diet is only the first step. At NHV we believe in an integrative wellness method that includes other forms of treatment, such as weight management, adequate physical exercise, nutritional and natural supplements, as well as pharmaceuticals when needed. Reach out to our pet experts below so we can help you figure out a regimen that will benefit your little one. 

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara is a veterinarian from Brazil with a specialty in pet nutrition. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from the University of Uberaba. In 2010, Dr. Barbara received her Master’s of Science in Pet Nutrition from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has over 15 years of experience in research and development in the pet food industry. When Barbara isn’t helping pet parents, you can find her spending time with her family, including her senior dog, Caze.

Published: May 9, 2023

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