Among other minerals, calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is needed in the greatest amount. With this in mind, many pet owners get confused on how to properly add calcium in their pet's diet--turning a supposed great diet to a poor one.
Animals need a right ratio of calcium and phosphorus for them to grow and remain healthy. These two dietary minerals are major components of the bones and work hand in hand in building strong bones and teeth. Striking a balance between these two nutrients is extremely important that even a slight increase in the level of either nutrient could result in growth impairment, bone demineralization, or kidney diseases.
In general, the ratio of calcium to phosphorus should be about 1:1. However, for puppies and for dogs that are in the growing years, they are required to follow the 1.2:1 ratio with calcium being needed in the greater amount.
What is bentonite clay?
We all want the best for our beloved furry friends. However, with this in mind, we unknowingly do things that may do more harm than good to them. Prevent this from happening by giving your pets bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is made from pure, unheated, aged volcanic ash packed with minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Aside from its remineralizing abilities, this wonder clay can also eliminate toxins by binding with positive-charged elements and release it through the liver and kidneys.