Why You Should Give Eggshells To Your Dog

April 14, 2019


While eggs are a common ingredient in homemade dog food, the shells are often left out even though they can provide additional nutrition to your dog and supplement the much-needed calcium in your dog’s diet.

Calcium, Strontium and Magnesium

Since eggshells are high in calcium, feeding them to your pooch will help him build strong bones, however, this isn’t the only benefit.

The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements states this essential nutrient also “helps improve circulation, hormone distribution, muscular movement, neuron transmission and intracellular communication.”

These crunchy treats also contain strontium and magnesium which strengthen the bones, regulate blood pressure and keeps the heart beating steadily.

How to Serve Eggshells to Your Dog

Rick Woodford, the author of “Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritional Meals and Treats for Dogs,” recommends cleaning, drying and grinding eggshells into a fine powder. You can use your coffee or spice grinder, (just make sure they are clean and there are no signs of previous uses). Then mix the eggshell powder into your dog’s food. It is as simple as that.

Also, dry eggshell powder can be safely stored for up to two months.

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