The Treat Jar Eggshell Calcium 200g
Did you know that eggshells are one of the best sources of natural calcium, with positive effects on bone density and stimulation of cartilage growth.
It has the same bioavailability as that of food grade purified calcium carbonate.
To increase the usability of the eggshell powder we soak it in vinegar or lemons which releases the water soluble calcium making it easier to digest.
The rubbery inner membrane of an egg is also incredibly beneficial with known benefits to joint health including glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, and collagen.
With such amazing health benefits it’s a wonder we aren’t all consuming eggshell powder!
HOW TO USE IT
Like humans dogs don’t produce calcium, it has to be consumed. Most commercial dog and cat foods have calcium added, but if you are feeding your dogs and cats a RAW diet you need to be mindful of their calcium consumption.
Healthy adult dogs require around 50mg of calcium per kilo of body weight.
So our 28 kg collie for example requires 1400mg (1.4g) per day. And 1 teaspoon of eggshell powder contains around 1000mg of calcium so you can see how useable it is!
Please note, that while it is important to add calcium to homemade diets, it is also important to make sure you are not adding extra calcium to commercial diets, especially for large-breed puppies and pregnant females. While adult dogs can excrete extra calcium, puppies younger than six months have less ability to control the absorption of calcium, and that can lead to problems.
If you are unsure whether your dog could benefit from a calcium supplement please consult your Vet.
Great for homemade dog and cat diet.