What dog doesn't love eggs! For a healthy snack, breakfast, especially for
a senior dog with a fussy appetite, an egg is the perfect solution. Not only do dogs love hard-
boiled eggs, but you can also grind the shell into powder for an excellent calcium supplement.
Since eggshells contain calcium carbonate, 2.2 grams per egg, which is what dog's teeth, bones and joints require for optimum health. Since ground shells are in natural form, they aren't difficult to absorb or digest! Studies show brown eggs contain slightly more than white, but whatever you
have in your refrigerator will do!
Save them up in a container in your refrigerator - if they are boiled first that is fine - if not,
you will need to wash them first and let them dry before grinding them into a fine powder.
You can add a 1/4 tsp per day of the calcium powder to your dog's meal. If feeding raw or cooked food, just mix it in as you would any supplement. No need to buy expensive calcium chews or supplements for your pup any longer. Plus, you will feel great not just throwing the shells into the compost bin, or into your vegetable garden soil (which is acceptable also)!
You can add the to homemade dog cookies, yogurt pops, or any other food recipe.
Here is a recipe for Salmon bites. These are a healthy alternative to processed treats!
One can pink salmon
1 1/2 c. quick oats
4 tbs egg shell powder
1/4 cup boiled and chopped liver, giblets or other offal
Mix all together until blended. Roll into small bites and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.