Dr. Justin Shmalberg talks about the importance of calcium and how calcium is carefully formulated in NomNomNow’s fresh dog food recipes to maintain proper nutrition and health.
You’ll notice on the ingredient list that there are two forms of calcium included in NomNomNow fresh dog food. Either calcium mixed with phosphorus (dicalcium phosphate), or a calcium source alone (calcium carbonate). Different dog food diets require different amounts of calcium and phosphorus depending on what else is present in the diet.
Other diets may use bone meal as a source of calcium and phosphorus, but bone meal could contain heavy metals and other potential contaminants. For this reason, NomNomNow has taken this approach of using exclusive sources to best balance the dog food diet to really promote normal health and provide only those nutrients without unintended consequences from harmful ingredients found in bone meal.
Calcium is especially important for puppies– you don’t want too much calcium, and you don’t want too little. In recipes that are appropriate for puppies, you’ll notice that they are labeled as suitable for growth and development. The calcium is carefully balanced to be suitable for growing dogs of all sizes, to prevent calcium-imbalance issues such as developmental orthopedic disease.
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Dr. Justin Shmalberg, featured above, is a veterinary nutritionist expert who has developed all of the healthy dog food recipes at NomNomNow to be suitable for dogs of all life stages.
To purchase fresh dog food from NomNomNow for your dog, visit www.nomnomnow.com/profile.