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Lola And Bone


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kathylcsw

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Lola cannot eat very much bone at all without getting constipated. She last had a chciken neck 5 or 6 days ago. The stool is not hard right now but is not softening at all. That is way under 10% since she gets about 4 oz per day. What do I do about calcium?



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egg shells?



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Calcium intake from egg shells is really, really low. Have you tried feeding more red meats or organ meat with bone in things? Or possibly trying lower bone content RMBs to feed since necks are so high in bone? 



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What about feeding like game hens, quail, maybe even whole prey like mice/rats/guinea pigs?  Bone on chicken breasts too.  Does she get constipated on a ground mix with bone? 



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Given how small she is and the small amount she eats each day it is a struggle to find anything small enough. She does get some egg shells.



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Lew Olson in her book "Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs" regarding calcium states: If you feed a diet without bones, always balance the home-made meal with either calcium carbonate (available in any herbal pharmacy) at a rate of 900 milligrams per pound of food served, or half a teaspoon of ground eggshell.

 

I have been cautioned about feeding eggshell from commercially produced eggs because the shells are often sprayed with an additive intended to make them more attractive (shiny).

 

I have used canned pumpkin (not pie filling) with good results for both constipation and diarrhea as it adds a small amount of fiber to the diet.






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