Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition)/How much

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How much eggshell should I give my dog?  I boil the shell, and grind it to a fine powder.  My dog is a six lb. Yorkie female.

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Are you adding eggshell for the calcium to a homemade diet?
As important as it is to add calcium to homemade diets, it is equally important not to add calcium to complete-and-balanced commercial diets, there is enough in those that you don't want to add more.
One-half teaspoon ground eggshell provides approximately 1,000 milligrams calcium. A good rule of thumb is to add approximately 800 to 1,000 milligrams of calcium, or teaspoon ground eggshell, per pound of fresh food. If you feed a combination diet of fresh and commercial foods, add enough calcium to match only the amount of fresh food; do not factor in the commercial food.

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Susan Potts
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Dry food, canned food, homemade recipes,I can help you in choosing the right food for your pet. Nutrition by supplements for health is also a topic I enjoy talking about and therefore is one of the best things you can do for your pet. Ask about The Healthy Pet Challenge I am Not a veterinarian so any of my comments/answers to your questions are Not to be used as veterinarian's advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Please Do Not ask me any questions concerning medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment.

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over 20 years of professional dog grooming, I have talked with a lot of people about pet foods. I have seven plus years of studying nutrition in dog health and diet. Seven plus years as an independent field representative with Flint River Ranch pet food and six plus years as a representative in the Health Pet Challenge business featuring Life's Abundance dog and cat food, treats, vitamins. Over 8 years as a distributor for NuVet Plus pet supplements. I enjoy talking and informing my clients about nutritional support to help with their pet's well being. Owner of Spotts Grooming and Holistic Pet Foods.

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Healthy Pet Challenge - We are devoted to helping pets live longer, healthier lives through superior nutrition. Take the Healthy Pet Challenge Today! www.pipschoice.com Healthy Pet Biz - training website

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The Healthy Dog Spotts Dog Care

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Continuing eduction from Life's Abundance Holistic pet food formulator, Dr. Jane Bicks and Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM at Healthy Pet Biz

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Over seven years of pet food and supplement customers throughout the United States and Canada

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