Eggshell Calcium is so easy to make at home. Eggshells are an excellent choice since they are high in calcium and low in phosphorus.
One large eggshell provides 1650 mg. calcium and 2 mg. phosphorus. Eggshells also contain other microelements including magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, silicon, zinc, etc. There are 27 elements in total.
- 1 to 8 Eggshell (organic preferred)
- Wash empty eggshells in warm water until all of the egg white is removed, but do not remove the membrane because it contains important nutrients for the joints which helps arthritis.
- Lay broken pieces out on paper towels and allow them to air dry thoroughly.
- Break the eggshells up into small pieces, and grind them to into a fine powder in a food processor, blender, coffee grinder, or a nut mill.
- Store powdered eggshells in a covered glass jar or container. Keep it in a dry place, like the kitchen cupboard.
- Use one finely ground organic eggshell per 200 grams of meat when preparing your pets meals.
- Average requirement for cats and dogs is 600 mg. of calcium per 10 lb. of weight per day.
- Before starting any calcium supplement to pets with kidney disease, parathyroid disease, cancer or bladder problems check with your veterinarian to see which supplement is right for them.
|Yields approximate ounces:||0|
|Total number of 1 tsp. servings:||0|
|Nutrition Facts per 1 tsp. serving|
|Total Fat g.||n/a|
|Calcium mg.||1800 mg.|
|Phosphorus mg.||16.8 mg.|
|Potassium mg.||16 mg.|
|Sodium mg.||18 mg.|
Recipe courtesy of Natural Urban PetsEggshell calcium, Natural calcium