Solid Gold Steamed Bone Meal Ingredients

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Solid Gold Steamed Bone Meal Ingredients
Steamed bone meal provides dogs and cats with calcium they need for strong bones. (Janie Airey/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Solid Gold makes a steamed bone meal supplement to add to dog food. Crushed cow bones comprise the dry mix; it provides a balance of calcium and phosphorous to help strengthen bones in adult dogs and cats, puppies under 12 months and pregnant or nursing dogs. Supplement amounts depend on the weight of the animal. Instructions are provided on the nutrition label.

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Calcium and Phosphorus

Solid Gold steamed bone meal contains USDA-approved bovine bone that provides 22 to 26 per cent calcium, a minimum 11 per cent phosphorus and 12 per cent each of protein and fat. The bone meal is available in 0.907kg. canisters.

Mineral Balance

The right amount of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus is key to bone health, but so is the correct balance of minerals. The correct ratio of calcium to phosphorus ranges 1.1 to 1.4 part calcium to 1 part phosphorus. Solid Gold bone meal delivers 1,368 mg of calcium per tsp to 684 mg phosphorus per tsp --- a proper balance of these minerals.


Bone meal powder is sterilised and USDA-certified free of heavy metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic and aluminium. Bone meal is made from USDA-approved animals --- human grade; this means that the animals used are safe for human consumption.


Puppies that don't receive adequate calcium are prone to fractures. Senior canines benefit from bone meal to help sustain calcium stores, since they often decrease with age. Calcium-deficient canines often experience dental problems and bone loss. Breeders of large dogs, such as German shepherds, add bone meal to the diet to assist cartilage development which helps shepherds' ears stand up.

Solid Gold Steamed Bone Meal Ingredients
German shepherd breeders add bone meal to their dog's diet to build cartilage in the ears. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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