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Eggs - how often and how to prepare

There is so much information on feeding raw diets, I'm overwhelmed!

We're doing a mix of part kibble and part raw. I'm trying to incorporate some things we always have around the house like eggs.

Some sites say give them the entire egg, shell and all. Some say just give the yolk. How do you give eggs and how often?

I have a 9 week old.

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Hi there, I started giving both Gabby and Levi eggs at a later stage (from about 14 weeks old and I scrambled the eggs, and add it to their dry food) And only about once a week (as per the vet). They absolutely loved it and still do!


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I give my guys eggs once a week, sometimes I scramble them, most of the time I hard boil them, slice them up and add to their dog food.
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My American Pit Bull Terrier Vendetta gets an egg everyday. I started her on egg when I read a study about Springer rage and how the levels of seratonin drop in these dogs so I started Vendetta on whey protein which had Trytophan in it this increase the seratonin levels. I started her on this when she was 5mos old. She has had one egg a day since and she is 3.5yrs old now.
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With my dogs' diets, I have it figured out how many ounces of eggs I want them to get weekly (somewhere around 6 or 8 ounces). I'm not an everyday kinda person, I prefer to feed them all at once, maybe every week, maybe every other. So it's not uncommon for my dogs to get a whole meal of just eggs (plus I have too many chickens and it's a good way of getting rid of extra eggs!). I generally crack the eggs and sometimes leave the shell in, sometimes not. My dogs don't generally eat the shell unless they are only have one egg. I feed both the yolk and the white.

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I feed mine raw eggs. I don't feed the shell because I usually grind the shells to make bone meal. I add the bone meal to their garlic meatballs and some other meals that I prepare for them. If I drop an egg on the floor, they will eat it shell and all.
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I hard boil them, feed shell and all.


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Wow thank you for the responses! You guys are awesome.
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I feed an egg twice a week and crack it on top of Remy's kibble. I crunch up the shell and feed that too. I had someone tell me that I need to stop feeding eggs because they're not beneficial and actually harmful. I beg to differ... Remys coat and stools have both been amazing since we started him on eggs! (the same guy later commented on how wonderful Remys coat is, haha!)

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I feed my golden a home cooked diet. Per the integrative vet I feed a cooked egg every other day (in addition to several other proteins and definitely not liver on those days, veggies, supplements etc.).

The one thing I do know is that you should never feed a dog the raw egg white only, you must also feed the yolk at the same time. Here's the reason why: Raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin, which can deplete your dog of biotin, one of the B vitamins. Biotin is essential to your dog’s growth and coat health. The lack of it can cause hair loss, weakness, growth retardation, or skeleton deformity. Raw egg yolks contain enough biotin to prevent the deficiency, so this is not a problem with raw whole eggs. Raw egg yolks could contain salmonella, so you should get your eggs from a reliable source or cook the eggs.
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