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      Di-Calcium Phosphate supplement

      As I was reading about hunting, antler growth and how to supplement a deer heard, I found some interesting information.

      Di-Calcium Phosphate is commonly used in any animals diet that wants to promote calcium growth for either horns or bones.

      Large animals need it for many reasons. Male deer for antler growth, female for lactating, so I composed my own (Pro Advised) my own mineral luck at the end of the woods. About 75%salt and the rest trace or di-cal mineral. This is to create a space to where they can come, and they usually eat the dirt out of the hole, in alm honesty. Seems they crave minerals, just as we all do.

      Which led me to the question. Could this be beneficial for my senior Lab,Abby. With her surgeries on both back legs, In my mind , it can only help. Thought of creating a salt lick (smaller scale) for my dogs. They will drink more, but that’s ok.

      Here is a link to some of the information about these supplements.

      https://www.drugs.com/vet/di-calcium-phosphate.html

      I know, probably should run by Doc, and I will. However, we are talking supplements, and I already give her a steady dose of glucosamine and chondroiten. Thoughts and any success story welcomed.


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      I don't know anything about di-calcium phosphate but I'd be concerned about the salt itself. I'm not sure having salt available for dogs to lick whenever they want would be healthy in terms of their heart or kidneys, especially for an older dog. I'd for sure run that by your vet before trying it.

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      I'm with smartrock on this one. I know salt is a big concern.
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      Why not just buy something for dogs? https://www.1800petmeds.com/Osteo+Fo...-prod2406.html

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      I have had her on Joint Max Triple Strength chewables, 4 chews a day. I know, it’s a lot, but it keeps Abby from limping after 2 MCL surgeries, one on each leg, and being 10 years old.
      $65 -240ct after taxes and shipping through vet supply.

      I had thought about the salt intake @Sundance after I posted this. However, could it be possible to put this mineral in her other chewable (which is where I hide pain medicine if she needs it, well carprofen ) but could be put into pliable dog supplement in the middle. May make it taste a little bitter, but she would still eat it.

      I am going to call the Doc tomorrow and see if giving her di-calcium Phosphate in her supplements can heath strengthen bones and what few teeth she has left.

      You know, we all go to great lengths to keep our labs healthy-and with us as long as possible. She is developing fatty tissues, about eight small ones. I was thinking if I could cut down on the Triple Max, add this, it would slow down giving her a lot of protein she doesn’t need at her age.

      Thanks for the comments.
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      Update on Vet consultation about mineral supplement. He stated that if in moderation, it wouldn't hurt to try. according to the dog's weight, etc. small amounts. I didn't get to spend as much time with him talking about as I'd liked to, but gave it a go, minus the salt part. Putting it in her food/supplements at small ratios to see if it can help with bone health as Abby get's older.
      Seems to conclude that it might be more beneficial for young dogs and breeding females for the extra mineral supplement as they are growing and/or are trying to compensate for their pups during nursing. It was an idea, & it was good for conversation and an answer if anyone has ever thought about it adding into their dog's diet

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