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Calcium Formulation in Nom Nom Recipes

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Video: Dr. Justin Shmalberg, DVM


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There are one or two forms of calcium in our home-cooked dog food recipes - dicalcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. While other dog foods may utilize bone meal as a source of calcium, the danger is that it could contain heavy metals and other contaminants. For this reason, Nom Nom exclusively uses dicalcium phosphate and calcium carbonate to best balance the ingredients in every recipe, and to provide the important nutrients without any unintended consequences caused by bone meal.

Having the right amount of calcium in their diet is especially important for puppy development, as it helps prevent things like developmental orthopedic disease. The calcium in Nom Nom dog food recipes is carefully measured to support healthy growth and development of both small and large breed puppies (and dogs of all other life stages).


Video Transcription:

You may notice on the ingredient list that there is one or two forms of calcium within the diet: either calcium mixed with phosphorus (called dicalcium phosphate) or a calcium source alone (called calcium carbonate). Different diets require different amounts of calcium and phosphorus based upon what type of other ingredients are in the diet. Other diets may use bone meal as a source of that calcium and phosphorus, but bone meal contains other essential nutrients but could also contain heavy metals and other potential contaminants.

For this reason, NomNomNow has taken the approach of using these exclusive calcium or calcium phosphorus sources to best balance the diet to really promote normal health and provide only those nutrients without unintended consequences from the addition of bone meal. Calcium is especially valuable for puppies. You do not want too much calcium, but of course you cannot have too little calcium.

For all of the diets labeled for puppies (meaning for growth and development) the calcium is carefully titrated to be safe for both small breed dogs as well as for large breed dogs and in order to try to prevent things like developmental orthopedic disease according to the best information we have available from the current science.


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