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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Lola And Bone
Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:57 AM
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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