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Calcium is one of the most critical nutrients for dogs. It plays a significant role in bone health, muscle movement, and blood clotting.
Also known as hypocalcemia, severely low amounts of calcium can be dangerous for dogs and can even be fatal if left unchecked. So always contact your vet if you think it could be an issue with your dog.
Chicken - This protein is usually a fan favorite
Fish - fish contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids
Eggs - contain other minerals, such as zinc and magnesium
Bones - best option for highly concentrated calcium intake
Dairy Products - Yogurt contains the added benefit of probiotics
Consult your vet before changing your dog's diet or trying new supplements.
Clean and dry about a dozen eggshells. As it may take a bit of time to accumulate enough eggshells, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, and spread the eggshells on a lined baking sheet. Bake for about 5 minutes.
Try adding this calcium supplement on top of our homemade dog food recipe!
Allow the eggshells to cool after baking, and then grind them into fine powder. No sharp edges should be left that could cut a dog's mouth or esophagus.
⅛ teaspoon powdered eggshell per 10-lbs of body weight, assuming they are not getting calcium from any other sources.