Calcium supplements

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by lesserweevil, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    It looks like I've left it too late this year to get a friend to bring me Tums back from the US for Demi. . .

    DAAAANGEEET!!! They say they've already been shopping :(

    Over here there is nothing at all similar to Tums - where antacid tablets are concerned you can buy Rennies which cost about 4E for 20 or something ridiculous like that.

    So... anything else simple and cheap I can do to make sure that Demi doesnt have any problems with calcium deficiency coming up to kidding and afterwards?



    PS bearing in mind that I'm in Ireland
  2. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    You can give them regular "human" calcium tablets. Don't know the dose, but I'm sure it would be hard to "overdose" them.

  3. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Whatever you give, make sure its just calcium or calcium/magnesium. The Rennie's contain saccharine and I am not sure that's good for goats. I know its not good for humans.
  4. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    thanks guys for the answers! however - good news! They DID get me the Tums *dances* so I'm all sorted!