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Old 07-30-2005, 04:42 PM
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i heard raw eggs are supposed to make a coat shiny. is that true? if yes, how many eggs should i give them a day?
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eggs are excellent for dogs.

how many to give really depends on what else you feed the dog. a large egg has about 75 calories and an extra large about 85, and most of them are fat calories.

if you feed kibble, i'd say you can include an egg several times a week or even on a daily basis.
the fat in eggs is mostly saturated, which does make for a shiny coat, but omega 3 fatty acids affect coat, skin and many other systems in the body, so you have to make a decision on what kind of fat calories you want to include. personally i'd rather go for a good quality fish or salmon oil.
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eggs are excellent for dogs.

how many to give really depends on what else you feed the dog. a large egg has about 75 calories and an extra large about 85, and most of them are fat calories.

if you feed kibble, i'd say you can include an egg several times a week or even on a daily basis.
the fat in eggs is mostly saturated, which does make for a shiny coat, but omega 3 fatty acids affect coat, skin and many other systems in the body, so you have to make a decision on what kind of fat calories you want to include. personally i'd rather go for a good quality fish or salmon oil.
where can i gte the oils? magnum is very underweight , u can see his backbones and everything. he should be at least 40 lbs heavier i would say...will that also help him gain weight? i dont know if he has parasites, but i will find out on monday when i go to the vet...
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:54 PM
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Mordy advised me to order some at www.seapet.com. I got my bottle in 5 days. Tips was really skinny when I got him, now a month later you can't feel his ribs so well anymore. I guess innova and the fish oil helped.
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if you want to fatten a dog up a little, you can definitely feed eggs. i'd say one a day, maybe occasionally even two. just keep an eye on him so you can stop before it goes to the othe extreme. lol

as fran posted, seapet.com has *great* products, the fish oil with added vitamin E would be perfect, but grizzly salmon oil is also a good product and easier to find in mainstream pet stores. if the fish oil doesn't include vitamin E like the seapet stuff, you need to add some extra, since higher fatty acid consumption increases the body's requirements for vitamin E.
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Any idea in what to find vitamin E?
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:25 PM
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I feed a raw egg 3 times a week with striders food, cod oil every meal, and give him vitamin e gell tablets. I just poke them with a knife and squeeze the vitamin e juice/liquid onto the food
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:43 PM
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The girls love getting raw egg. Once they're on their raw diet they'll be getting a few a week.
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I give one to my dog every now and again. But, does anyone else have problems with their dog's having really rank gas after eating the egg? Or is Sawyer just special? He's had this problem with all three of the foods he's been on.
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The girls are fine after having eggs.
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