Calcium in Dogs:
Minerals are an essential part of an animal’s diet. They are necessary for proper growth, health maintenance, long life and the prevention and treatment of disease. Not unlike humans many dogs are calcium deficient. Calcium supplementation is not something dog owners should do on their own or apart from their Vet’s advice. We have formulated our supplements as comprehensive sources of vitamins and minerals which can be safely administered according to the dog’s body weight, and they can be supplemented into all types of dog food. Supplementing this way can help dogs suffering from deficiencies to obtain necessary ingredients to support optimum health.
Calcium and Your Dog’s Health
Calcium is an ingredient in our Whole Hound supplements for dogs. Here are a few reasons why:
Calcium’s specialty is forming strong bones and teeth. 95% of the calcium found in a dog’s body is located in the skeleton. As a constituent of all bones, calcium is important in helping to prevent osteoarthritis.
Calcium and Your Dog’s Heart and Blood
Calcium also plays a role in heart health. It works as a natural pacemaker in regulating your dog’s heart rate. It works with magnesium to manage contraction and relaxation of the heart as it pumps blood through the body. And it helps blood coagulate and hold a proper pH balance.
Overall Health and Wellness
Calcium is known for its support of
- nerve function
- intracellular fluids
- muscle growth
- healthy skin
- Calcium is also helpful for dogs experiencing constipation.
Adequate amounts of calcium in your dog’s diet can support him in avoiding a number of problems including
- skeletal abnormalities
- bone malformation
- fragile bones
- joint pain
- brittle nails
- poor teeth
- splayed toes
- skin conditions
- impaired growth
- high blood pressure
- abnormal blood pressure
- abnormal heart beat
Calcium works in synergy with other valuable nutrients in our premium supplements for dogs:
Total Health ™ : Canine Multivitamins and Minerals
Total Health Plus ™ : Canine Vitamins + Comprehensive Health Support
Osteo Aid ™ : Canine Osteoarthritis Treatment