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Old 01-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The calcium of eggshells also provide trace minerals not found in a OTC calcium suppl. The 1/2tsp. per pound of fresh food w/o bone is recommended to balance the phos. found in the meat...

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The calcium of eggshells also provide trace minerals not found in a OTC calcium suppl. The 1/2tsp. per pound of fresh food w/o bone is recommended to balance the phos. found in the meat...

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I still think there is a key piece missing. Bone has way more phosphorus than meat done. Granted, you would have to increase the meat to get the required amount of food but that still wouldn't be equivalent. I have spreadsheets on this for Banshee to track the phosphorus.
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I think before you sub in egg shells, or any calcium supplement, you should look up the nutritional values in the bone vs the egg shell. I just don't think the egg shell is an equivalent trade for bone.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would look at the reason the bones get caught in the first place....if they are highly dense red meat bones and the dog won't eat chicken, try lamb, turkey necks. I agree with the grinder, but a dog, IMO should be able to chew up softer bones with no problems(excluding a senior with dental issues)
I just got a Tasin grinder for Christmas and will only use it for grinding up nasty tongues! I hate touching them and they are not fun to chunk up/too rubbery.
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We have the Tasin also. It does turkey necks, duck and chicken necks just fine. The turkey had to be cut up a bit more than the others. I think it would do chicken quarters or other poultry bones with no problem as well.

I just chunk up the tongues. lol But I do have to grind the tripe which is no fun.
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