Seaweed Calcium - Calcium and Mineral Supplement for Cats and Dogs
- Especially beneficial when feeding a home-prepared diet -
Animal Essentials' Seaweed Calcium is a naturally calcified seaweed product harvested from the seabed off the coast of Ireland. The small red seaweed Lithothamnium is composed of a wide variety of essential nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Calcium is one of the most challenging minerals for the animal body to utilize. Calcium from bone meal can be difficult for animals to fully digest. This is because the nutritional values of bone meal, which is typically in the range of 24% calcium and 12% phosphorus, are locked within relatively large particles. These particles are very slow to digest and most will likely pass through the body before much of their calcium can be absorbed into the body.
Animal Essentials Seaweed Calcium on the other hand, is 34% pure calcium that is contained in very small, porous particles. This porosity allows digestive acids to permeate the particles so they can dissolve quickly in the stomach for more thorough digestion.
Animal Essentials Seaweed Calcium also contains magnesium which is necessary for calcium absorption into the bone. Bottom line: Animal Essentials Calcium is much easier for your companion to digest and fully utilize--- meaning you can feed less and expect more!
Available size: 12 oz. Powder (340 grams).