If you are making your own homemade dog food, you need to ensure your pup has enough calcium. Without it, they may start to suffer from Hypocalcemia, which may cause muscle twitching, panting, vomiting, lack of appetite, fever, and weakness. the proper ratio is a 3/4 tsp (about 1350 mg of calcium) per cup of homemade dog food. To be more specific, the National Research Council (NRC) suggest you need 50mg of calcium per 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight. Calcium Powder from eggshells is the best way to get enough calcium in your pup!
Eggshell Calcium Powder Directions
Wash the Eggshells in lukewarm water, making sure to not loose the thin white shell membrane. The membrane is the part with the calcium in it!
Set the eggshells on a paper towel to dry for twenty minutes.
At this point, you can store your eggshells in a container in the fridge until you have enough to make a batch. You can make a batch with as many or as little as you like, my batch here is from fifteen eggs.
Once you have enough place them on a baking sheet as shown above and bake for 10 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the eggshells are dry, crunch them up with you hands into a clean coffee grinder for one minute or until a fine powder is made.
The powder should look like the above – perfect for topping MacDuff’s food with!
Store the calcium powder sealed at room temperature and it will keep for two months.
If you want to see how we make MacDuff’s homemade food, click this link: MacDuff’s Homemade Food!