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saullie has osto and we have switched him to raw diet

we were told not to give him chicken

the red meat he cant chew up the bones.

he has lost a few teeth over the years

so i was going to give him calicum pills does anyone know if it is ok

thanks

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When Sequoia broke her toe a couple years ago, I was given calcium pills... toe came back good as new. Soooooooooooo, I'm assuming it's ok :D

 

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Assuming you plan to give the pills on the long term, you may want to check with your vet for the proper daily canine dosage and a recommendation about which brands (if any in particular) are better absorbed by a dog's digestive system.

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You can give ground eggshell powder if you need a source of calcium. Rinse & dry the shells, then send them through a coffee grinder to make a fine powder. Raw feeders who don't feed bones give 1/2 teaspoon ground eggshell powder per pound of meat fed. If you are still feeding at least 1/2 kibble, you probably don't need to add calcium at all.

 

Eggs are an excellent food - you can soft boil them or feed them raw.

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You can give ground eggshell powder if you need a source of calcium. Rinse & dry the shells, then send them through a coffee grinder to make a fine powder. Raw feeders who don't feed bones give 1/2 teaspoon ground eggshell powder per pound of meat fed. If you are still feeding at least 1/2 kibble, you probably don't need to add calcium at all.

 

Eggs are an excellent food - you can soft boil them or feed them raw.

 

thanks going to do that !!!!

 

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You'd better ask a vet. Over doing in calcium can cause serious heart problems from what I remember. There is also a calcium/phosphorus balance that has to be right. It also depends on what you are feeding. A home cooked diet, for instance, needs calcium added.

 

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I am not implying that one should supplement calcium to a diet because this can have adverse effects as well by disrupting the balance of the commercial food. (Calcium, Do I Supplement?) But I find it interesting there is much new research done in human nutrition regarding the effects of higher calcium diets and more usable calcium and its effects on reversing and/or preventing cancer in humans. Why would there not be a connection in animals as well?

 

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Also, keep in mind that older dogs don't need as much calcium - not sure how old your hound is. I definitely wouldn't be giving supplements like calcium just in case.

 

Why can't you feed chicken? Also, how about pork? It's a red meat and most of the bones are completely edible, unlike beef. Same with lamb, fish, rabbit, duck, etc.

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