Homemade Diet: Natural Calcium

Date: 
Wed, 05/06/2015

 


If you cook for your dog, there's an easy way to ensure that they are getting enough calcium

 

 

How to Get or Make Calcium Powder?

Make your own as follows: 

1. Gather a bunch of eggshells
2. Rinse the eggshells
3. Dry them in an oven set to a low temperature or leave on the counter over night
4. Grind them into powder

 

Egg Shell Facts

Each eggshell consists of calcium carbonate (94%), magnesium carbonate (1%), calcium phosphate (1%), and organic matter (4%).

Each 1/2 teaspoon of ground eggshell is about 1000 mg of calcium 

 

Egg Shell Feeding Guide

(Please note the Feeding Guide is based on fresh food given only)

Adult Dogs:

800 to 1,000 milligrams of calcium, or 1/2 teaspoon ground eggshell, per pound of fresh food

 

Puppies:

1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium, or 1/2 to 2/3 teaspoon ground eggshell, per pound of fresh food (450 g).

 

Example:

For a dog that eats about 200 grams / 0.5 lbs of fresh food per meal, each meal has to added about 1/4 teaspoon of egg shell

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