Remember being told to eat all your food as a child? So that, as our parents would assure us, we’d grow up big and strong. Well, the same applies to our dogs. The only difference is that they need little to no convincing to tuck into their grub!
What to look out for
Any high-quality, premium dog food should include the type of vitamins that encourage your pet’s growth and promote healthy teeth and bones. One of the most important? Calcium.
If consumed correctly, this hard-working mineral can also help with muscle building and function, maintaining a healthy nervous system, and will ensure their heart is kept strong.
Chicken and fish are both great protein sources that also contain an adequate amount of calcium. While a healthy daily quantity will depend on your dog’s weight and size, a minimum of 1.25 grams per 1 000 calories consumed is the recommended minimum intake.
What about supplements?
The right dog food will have calculated the amount of calcium included, so you needn’t worry about supplements. This could change, however, if your dog has a pre-existing condition. So, it’s best to chat to your vet who will be able to advise you on the best way forward.
For now, watch our video calcium here.