How much calcium can I give my dog? According to the NRC, healthy adult dogs generally require 50 mg of calcium per kilogram of body weight. For example, a 5 kg dog (about 11 lbs.) needs 250 mg of calcium per day, a 25 kg (about 55 lbs.) dog needs 1250 mg per day, and a 50 kg (about 110 lbs.)
What are the symptoms of low calcium in dogs? Pets with abnormally low calcium levels often show signs of muscle twitching, loss of appetite, weakness, and listlessness. In severe cases, pets may have convulsions or seizures.
Can you give a dog a calcium supplement? Use of calcium supplements may be required when feeding a homemade diet, or in pregnant or nursing pets. Calcium supplementation should only be used under veterinary supervision, as too much calcium can cause other health problems.
Should I feed my dog calcium? Along with phosphorus, calcium is critical for skeletal health so it’s important for dogs to get enough in their diets. The remaining calcium is mainly found in the blood and lymphatic system where it plays a role in hormone function, cell structure, enzyme activity, cardiovascular and immune function.