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Old 07-23-2012, 08:55 AM
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I feed raw eggs 1-2 times a week. Shell and all... but of course my dogs pick around the dang shell, but that's another story.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:46 AM
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I would feed Crystal eggs, maybe one-two a week, if she didn't have gas whenever we did. So no more eggs for her!
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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Interesting thread. Thanks for all the info.

Yup, Jackson is a smaller guy, at 16lbs. I wouldn't want to feed more than 1 a week. Maybe I'll do it every other week.

Is there a difference between cooking them vs. feeding them raw? Or would they still have the "benefits"? I know whenever I make eggs (scrambled), I always made Jackson some too. But I didn't know if it may be more beneficial to feed raw or not, or if I should just continue giving him a scrambled egg whenever I have them. He's never gotten gas or upset stomach from them thankfully.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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My dogs each gets a fresh whole raw egg straight from the chicken each day and they love it. Gavroche refuses to eat the shells but the shell is Logan's favorite part.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:28 PM
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I'll admit I didn't read the whole thread, but even when I fed kibble I would give them whole raw eggs fairly often. They really like them and they are so good for them.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:30 PM
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Interesting thread. Thanks for all the info.

Yup, Jackson is a smaller guy, at 16lbs. I wouldn't want to feed more than 1 a week. Maybe I'll do it every other week.

Is there a difference between cooking them vs. feeding them raw? Or would they still have the "benefits"? I know whenever I make eggs (scrambled), I always made Jackson some too. But I didn't know if it may be more beneficial to feed raw or not, or if I should just continue giving him a scrambled egg whenever I have them. He's never gotten gas or upset stomach from them thankfully.
I would think it would change the nutrition, like cooking pretty much anything else does. But how much I don't know. To be safe, unless its a treat I would just continue to feed raw.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:36 AM
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Raw egg white is high in avidin, and can cause vit. B deficiency. The yolk is pretty high in biotin which supposedly counteracts it.

Cooking does change the amino acid profile, and destroys the avidin. Personally, I feel that variety is healthy and like to vary whether their eggs are cooked or raw so they get a wider variety of nutrients.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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I have hens so feed eggs frequently. Anything that is shat upon or that I've left out for some reason is Roman's. Sometimes I hide them all over the yard for an egg hunt lol
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:46 AM
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Raw egg white is high in avidin, and can cause vit. B deficiency. The yolk is pretty high in biotin which supposedly counteracts it.

Cooking does change the amino acid profile, and destroys the avidin. Personally, I feel that variety is healthy and like to vary whether their eggs are cooked or raw so they get a wider variety of nutrients.
Yep. For Jackson's size, if I gave more than one egg a week, I'd cook the rest
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My dogs only get farts/digestive upset if I cook the eggs. Idk why! Well, Fozzie never farts because he's magical. So... I never cook them, unless I give them a bite of my scrambled eggs.

I feed eggs a few times a week. As long as eggs are not a staple in the dog's diet, I wouldn't worry about biotin. If you're feeding them half their meals in eggs it might create a problem. But a few a week will help their skin and coat immensely, and shouldn't cause any issues. Free range eggs are much healthier! I buy them for myself anyway.
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