From what I’ve been reading, dogs need calcium in their homemade food. I’ve been using a Tb. of low fat, low sodium cottage cheese next to her breakfast meal. I would like to try eggshells if its any better, but don’t know how to prepare them.
Do I wash the eggs before using them, then rinse the empty shells and save up a collection?
Kind of confused.
Would someone mind walking me thru egg shell prep? Please?
Here’s the instruction that I use. https://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-make-eggshell-calcium/
In a nutshell:
Step 1: wash the egg shells
Step 2: boil submerged in water for 10 minutes
Step 3: dry on a sheet or in the oven 200 degree for 10 minutes or until they are dry.
Step 4: grind to powder using a coffee grinder
1 tsp. contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium
Note: make sure the membrane is popped or else those shells will float out of the water.
Other important sources of calcium may be obtained from spinach, beans, sweet potato, whole wheat or broccoli.
You don’t want to over-do calcium. Excess calcium causes numerous health problems, including kidney disease and some urinary stones. Ask your vet to advise you if you aren’t sure about how much calcium to give.
Thanks for the info.
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