Homemade Calcium Supplements for Dogs: Recipes and Tips

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Pet health is at the forefront of every dog owner’s mind. Proper nutrition forms the bedrock of canine well-being, and one element that’s often overlooked is calcium.

But what if you learned that homemade calcium supplements could significantly contribute to keeping your pup healthy?

This listicle introduces several simple yet effective calcium supplements for dogs. We’ve got recipes and tips to sweeten the deal from scratch. So read on!

Chicken and Eggshell Biscuits

This simple recipe combines two of the dog’s favorites-chicken and eggs-which pack a powerful calcium punch.

Chicken is an excellent source of protein, and eggshells contain high levels of calcium carbonate. It’s fantastic for canine bone health and even helps prevent osteoporosis.

Ingredients

When it comes to creating this recipe, here are the things you need:

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Crushed cooked eggshells from 2 eggs

Instructions

To make these nutritious Chicken and Eggshell Biscuits, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, whole wheat flour, eggs, and crushed eggshells. Mix well until you have a dough-like consistency.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and use a cookie cutter to shape the biscuits.

Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy. Allow the biscuits to cool before serving to your furry friend.

Yogurt and Banana Frozen Bones

A nutritious, calcium-packed dog treat that’s perfect for the summer, this homemade dog treat is also effortless. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and banana adds a touch of natural sweetness that your pup will love.

Instructions

To make these frozen bones, you will need:

  • 1 cup yogurt (unsweetened and unflavored)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Dog bone-shaped silicone mold or ice cube tray

Instructions

Start by blending the yogurt and banana in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour the mixture into the silicone mold or ice cube tray and freeze for at least two hours.

Once frozen, pop out the bone-shaped treats and let your pup enjoy a healthy and refreshing snack.

Carrot and Cheese Dog Biscuits

These biscuits are great fiber and calcium sources for a yummy and healthy snack your dog will love.

Carrots are rich in calcium and other essential nutrients, such as beta-carotene, while cheese provides the necessary dose of calcium.

This recipe goes great with vet-formulated supplements from Dogtor Box. Together, they can keep your pup healthy and robust.

Ingredients

To make these tasty treats, gather:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Combine the whole wheat flour, grated carrots, and shredded cheddar cheese in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add in water as you mix until a dough forms.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and use a cookie cutter to shape the biscuits.

Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Let the biscuits cool before serving to your furry friend.

Salmon and Sweet Potato Treats

Salmon is an excellent source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids that can benefit your dog’s skin and coat.

This recipe also includes sweet potatoes packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. To top it off, these treats are grain-free and perfect for dogs with food sensitivities.

Ingredients

To make these flavorful treats, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup baked salmon (shredded or finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato (mashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oat flour

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Combine the baked salmon, mashed sweet potato, egg, and oat flour in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until you have a dough-like consistency.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to shape the treats. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm.

Let the treats cool before giving them to your pup as a reward for being such a good boy/girl.

Tuna and Oat Treats

These quick and simple treats are perfect for dogs that aren’t fans of salmon but still need a boost of calcium. Tuna is an excellent source of calcium, and oats provide fiber and other essential nutrients. Together, they make for a delicious and healthy treat.

Ingredients

To make these tasty treats, you will need:

  • 1 can of tuna (in water, drained)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Combine the drained tuna, oat flour, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until a dough forms.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to shape the treats.

Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy. Let them cool before serving to your furry friend.

Peanut Butter and Molasses Biscuits

Treat your dog with this rich-in-calcium indulgence. These peanut butter and molasses biscuits are delicious and packed with flavor. Peanuts and molasses are excellent calcium sources, making this recipe a must-try for your pup.

Ingredients

To make these tasty biscuits, gather:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 egg
  • Water (if necessary)

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Combine whole wheat flour, peanut butter, molasses, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, gradually add water until it is consistent.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and use a cookie cutter to shape the biscuits.

Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool before serving them to your furry friend.

Try These Calcium Supplements for Dogs Today

These homemade calcium supplements for dogs offer a delicious way to boost your dog’s pet nutrition. They are easy to make, and your furry friend will love them.

So, next time you’re in the kitchen, consider whipping up one of these canine-approved treats. Your pup will thank you with wagging tails and kisses!

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Claire S. Allen
Claire S. Allen
Hi there! I'm Claire S. Allen, a vibrant Gemini who's as bold as my favorite color, red. I'm a fan of two cool things: strolling the streets in a red jacket and crafting articles that connect with readers. With my warm and friendly personality, Claire is sure to brighten up your day!
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