Home / diet, nutrition / Eggshell Powder Recipe Natural Calcium for Dog Food, Cat Food
Eggshell Powder Recipe Natural Calcium for Dog Food, Cat Food

Eggshell Powder Recipe Natural Calcium for Dog Food, Cat Food

Do you eat egg? Don’t throw away the eggshell! That eggshell is an excellent source of bioavailable natural calcium for dogs and cats.

Eggshell powder is simple, quick to make, inexpensive and nutritious!

Many pet food products contain refined food-grade calcium carbonate calcium supplements from China. This type of calcium is contaminated with heavy metals: aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury. Chicken eggshell powder tests very low for presence of heavy metals.

Eggshells are 39% natural, bioavailable calcium. Refined calcium carbonate doesn’t provide the same bioavilability.

Have you considered making your dogs and cat’s food? This eggshell powder recipe may inspire you to get cracking! A species appropriate whole food diet; raw or cooked can improve your dog and cat’s health. I’ll provide you with a link to a recipe further below!

Eggshell Powder Recipe

You will Need
  • Empty eggshells.
  • Clean china plate, glass or clay baking sheet.
  • Grinder (coffee grinder, food processor, blender or mortar and pestle).
  • Glass jar with secure lid.
  • How Many Eggshells?
    • A large chicken sourced eggshell will yield about 1 tsp of eggshell powder.
    • For example, 15 large-size eggshells will make 15 teaspoons of eggshell powder.
    • As you collect shells store them in the refrigerator, freezer or start the drying process noted below.
The Best Type of Eggshells
  • You can use any type of chicken eggshell.
  • The best choice are eggshells sourced from pastured-chickens.
  • Next best are eggshells sourced from organic free range chickens.
  • You can also use eggshells sourced from:
    Cornish hen
    Duck
    Emu
    Goose
    Grouse
    Quail
    Partridge
    Pheasant
    Turkey
Preparation

When you’re ready to make your eggshell powder…
Eggshells marked with an ink stamp; remove the ink-stamped piece of shell.
Place the empty eggshells on a plate or baking sheet.
Allow eggshells to air *dry for at least 3-days at room temperature.
When the shells are dry, toss them in a grinder.
Grind to a fine powder.
*Optional…
You can speed-up the drying process. Allow the shells to air-dry for a day, then bake the eggshells in the oven for 10 minutes at 250 degrees. Then grind the shells.

How to Store Your Eggshell Powder

Place the eggshell powder in the glass jar.
Place the top of the lid on the jar, make sure the lid is on tight to keep moisture-free.
Store in your cupboard.
Stored as per above eggshell powder has a long shelf-life.
Do not refrigerate the eggshell powder.

How to Use Your Eggshell Powder in Dog Food, Cat Food

Add ½ tsp or 800 mg up to 1,000 mg of eggshell powder for every 1-lb of boneless meat.

This provides the ideal calcium to phosphorus ratio in a boneless dog food, cat food raw or cooked diet. Calcium to phosphorus ratio for dogs and cats ranges between 1:1 and 1:2 (calcium to phosphorus). Some meat proteins contain more phosphorus; example sardine contains more phosphorus than chicken.

If you’re preparing raw ground meat to freeze for your dogs and cat’s food add eggshell and freeze.

If cooking your dog or cat’s food (rather than feeding raw), add the eggshell powder after cooked meat has cooled.

Most dogs and cats on Prey Model Raw (PMR) diet do well with raw whole bone or finely ground bone. For those that don’t tolerate bone ground eggshell powder is a perfect alternative.

A sprinkle of eggshell powder daily can help dogs and cats with osteoarthritis. Eggshell powder can be used in many ways to support health naturally!

Homemade Dog Food and Cat Food

If you would like to try making homemade raw or cooked food for your dog and cat you can use this homemade food recipe.homemade food recipe.

Nutritional Value of Eggshell

½ tsp (1,000 mg) of eggshell provides the following:

Calcium 900 mg (calcium carbonate CaC03)
Magnesium 24 mg
Phosphorus 8.4 mg
Potassium 8.0 mg
Sodium 9.0 mg

Eggshell Powder Use Cautions

Food Allergies
Hypersensitivity to chicken can be a problem for many dogs and cats. But, some hypersensitive dogs and cats tolerate eggs and eggshell without issue.

You can test sensitivity by adding a few grains of shell for 7 to 14 days. If no allergy symptoms arise proceed to use. If allergy symptoms begin to brew, stop use.

Too Much of a Good Thing
Remember, as with all substances too much of a good thing can cause problems. Don’t overdose your dog or cat on calcium. Chronic overdose can cause health issues and conditions such as hypercalcemia.

My Holistic Wellness Services and Holistic Behaviorist Services

Do you need support and guidance tailored to suit your needs? Individual support is available through my client services.
🌿Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs, Cats 🐕🐈
🌿
Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs 🐕

My Client Services are Available Worldwide

🇺🇸USA
🇨🇦Canada
🇬🇧UK
🇦🇺Australia
🇪🇺Europe
🇨🇷Costa Rica and other Central American Countries
🇦🇪United Arab Emirates
🇸🇪Sweden and other Scandinavian Countries
🇸🇬Singapore and other Countries in Asia

Consultations and Sessions

📧Email
📞Phone
📱FaceTime
📱FaceBook video or voice
💻Skype
📖Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit
🚶In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats 🐕🐈

✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of…
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs 🐕

✔︎ Obedience Training
✔︎ Behavior Modification
✔︎ Psychological Rehabilitation
✔︎ In-person Sessions
✔︎ Remote Sessions

Affiliations to Companies – none.
I don’t sell food or supplements.
I am NOT aligned with any companies.
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me

karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.

About Karen Rosenfeld

My name is Karen Rosenfeld. I am an holistic diet nutrition health and wellness practitioner for dogs and cats. I am an holistic behaviorist for dogs. I offer a wealth of real-time, real-life experience. 30 years working and living with dogs and cats. Companion animals are my life, my work, my passion. Maintenance of Health Health Issues and Conditions Custom designed whole food diets, raw and cooked. Recommendations for commercial whole food diets. Consultations available worldwide via FaceTime, FaceBook video and voice, Skype, Phone and email Recommendation and specification of... Species Appropriate: Whole foods Treats Herbs Alternative medicines Supplemental foods Treatment and Remedy Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs Include: Obedience Training Behavior Modification Psychological Rehabilitation In-person Sessions Sessions available worldwide via FaceTime, FaceBook video and voice, Skype, Phone Affiliations to Companies None. I don’t sell food or supplements. I am NOT aligned with any companies. I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation. My client services are available around the world. 🇺🇸USA 🇨🇦Canada 🇬🇧UK 🇦🇺Australia 🇪🇺Europe 🇨🇷Costa Rica and other Central American Countries 🇦🇪United Arab Emirates 🇸🇪Sweden and other Scandinavian Countries 🇸🇬Singapore and other Countries in Asia etc. Consultations and Sessions 📧Email: karen@ottawavalleydogwhispererer.ca 📞Phone: 1-613-293-3707 📱FaceTime 📱FaceBook video or voice 💻Skype 📖Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit 🚶In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Check Also

Condemned, Denatured Meat in Pet Food - a Cancer Causing Ingredient

Condemned, Denatured Meat in Pet Food – a Cancer Causing Ingredient

Condemned, denatured meat in pet food – a cancer causing ingredient in many popular dog …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.