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Linda
11th March 2006, 01:54 AM
Can anyone tell me how often you give your furkids egg yolk.
I know my breeder used to mix it in Dudleys food when I first got him, but I can't remember how often I can give it to him.

I added just the yolk of an egg to his food tonight and he devoured it.
I know that it is good for the coat.
Any advice would be appreciated.

billys mum
11th March 2006, 02:51 AM
I give my billy a boiled egg about twice a week and he loves them. I dont think there is any limit to how often you give it to them. but but personally I wouldn't go for more than twice a week or they will expect it all the time and then they will refuse to eat their regular food.

WoodHaven
11th March 2006, 03:14 AM
Do you mean raw yolk or cooked? I feel comfortable giving my dogs two cooked eggs per week. Sandy

Linda
11th March 2006, 03:21 AM
Do you mean raw yolk or cooked? I feel comfortable giving my dogs two cooked eggs per week. Sandy

Sandy:
Dudley eats Raw food
So yes preferably Raw Egg Yolk.
But if that is not good for him I would cook it and put it in his food. I heard that it is good for the coat.

Moviedust
11th March 2006, 03:41 AM
I'm really inexperienced with food--for humans or dogs. I'm curious why you're only talking about the yolk. What's wrong with the whites?

WoodHaven
11th March 2006, 03:42 AM
Do you mean raw yolk or cooked? I feel comfortable giving my dogs two cooked eggs per week. Sandy

Sandy:
Dudley eats Raw food
So yes preferably Raw Egg Yolk.
But if that is not good for him I would cook it and put it in his food. I heard that it is good for the coat.

I just wouldn't feed him ONLY raw egg white. I usually <very> soft scramble some eggs and divide it up -- or I put raw yolks in "satin balls". Raw egg is as repugnant to me as raw liver. Sandy

Linda
11th March 2006, 03:51 AM
Do you mean raw yolk or cooked? I feel comfortable giving my dogs two cooked eggs per week. Sandy

Sandy:
Dudley eats Raw food
So yes preferably Raw Egg Yolk.
But if that is not good for him I would cook it and put it in his food. I heard that it is good for the coat.

I just wouldn't feed him ONLY raw egg white. I usually <very> soft scramble some eggs and divide it up -- or I put raw yolks in "satin balls". Raw egg is as repugnant to me as raw liver. Sandy

Sandy

I mixed it in well with his veggies, hamburger, pumpkin, EVO and
a little of 1st choice kibble. If you think it is better to cook it that is
what I will do. I sometimes cook the hamburger a little too.

I just recall that when I first got Dudley as a puppy, she had given me the
recipe to make his food and raw egg yolk was one of them.

I have'nt given him egg yolk for a long long time, but just decided to try it tonight.
What are Satin Balls ???????????

WoodHaven
11th March 2006, 04:08 AM
I'm really inexperienced with food--for humans or dogs. I'm curious why you're only talking about the yolk. What's wrong with the whites?

It has been said::: Raw egg white contains a protein that binds to Biotin and doesn't allow it to be absorbed. Raw egg yolk is said to provide enough biotin that it balances out the issue. So whole raw eggs seem to be ok <but yuck-- it gets in their ear hair -- eww>. Cooking changes the egg white issue altogether.
Enough people have mentioned this to me to think there may be some truth to it. Sandy

WoodHaven
11th March 2006, 04:29 AM
I have'nt given him egg yolk for a long long time, but just decided to try it tonight.
What are Satin Balls ???????????

Satin balls are made for dogs that don't have great appetites... if you need to put some weight on your dog.
http://www.njboxers.com/satin-balls-recipe.htm

I use a variation of the above receipe-- I don't use all their ingredients--

I use good hamburger <If I wouldn't eat it-- my dogs don't get it in these either> I use EVOO <extra virgin olive oil> I don't use the egg white or shell.I don't put in the gelatin either- I don't use the oatmeal.

When I have pills to give, a picky eater, or a dog that needs some weight-- I just thaw some of these meatballs from the freezer. Sandy

Karlin
14th March 2006, 02:24 AM
Thanks for that recipe; I know it gets mentioned from time to time; someone on a list somewhere seems to be searching for it every few months! So I've added the link to the Caring for your Cavalier section.

Back in the 60s my parents were advised to give our pyrenees a raw egg from time to time for her coat so the raw egg advice has been around a long time. she always liked them! I suppose you could give a raw yolk and cook the white, too!

Nicki
14th March 2006, 08:56 PM
Thanks for sharing this recipe - I'm confused by a few of the ingredients though, does anyone know the UK equivalents?

10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind] - I presume this is minced beef?
1 lg. box of Total cereal? - I don't think we have this - is it wheat?

1 jar of wheat germ - not too sure what form this is in, perhaps available from the health food shop?


Thanks in advance - probably me being Stoopid :oops:

WoodHaven
15th March 2006, 12:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this recipe - I'm confused by a few of the ingredients though, does anyone know the UK equivalents?

10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind] - I presume this is minced beef?
1 lg. box of Total cereal? - I don't think we have this - is it wheat?

1 jar of wheat germ - not too sure what form this is in, perhaps available from the health food shop?


Thanks in advance - probably me being Stoopid :oops:

No you aren't being stoopid <smile>. I just found Typhoo <giggle> and I really like it-- it is English tea and it is good.

Yes, ground beef is minced beef-- don't get the low fat versions-- I get ground chuck or round that has 15-20% fat.
Total cereal is a whole grain wheat flake breakfast cereal that has 100% of the recommended daily allowance of 12 vitamins and minerals-- it is made by General Mills in the US.
Wheat germ is sold here in the breakfast aisle-- I believe you can find it in a health food store too.
I have never had a dog turn these down. And yes occasionally I have a dog that does get a little too thin. Sandy

Karlin
15th March 2006, 01:47 AM
Nicki a lot of UK stores sell wheat germ in a jar from the US, Kreschmers (sp?) right in with the cereals. For Total you could substitute any of the multigrain flakes or Special K. Lidl does a multigrain that I like for example! Any health food shop would likely sell wheat germ too.

Nicki
16th March 2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks Sandy and Karlin - TedBear is not a great eater, and could do with at least another 1/2 kg on him, so would love to give this a try.

Linda
20th March 2006, 02:59 PM
What does the the egg shell do for them ????
So I just made a batch of food for Dudley yesterday and would'nt you
know it the one asking about the the egg yolks, I forgot to put them in.
I pulverized the veggies as I read pulverized veggies are better for them
they get more nutrients from them this way.
Correct me if I am wrong.

I am finding though he prefers the hamburger cooked which is fine
as I mix it in with his kibble.
Fussy Boy, or should I say more like controlling Boy.
This boy has been playing mind games with me since I got him, when
we give him a raw neck he will not eat his food again.
So now he is not getting any necks until he smartens up.
He needs the nutrients in his other food.
That hubby of mine, is always sneakin him stuff.

WoodHaven
20th March 2006, 03:45 PM
What does the the egg shell do for them ????

The egg shell is a source of calcium and minerals. Sandy

Nicki
21st March 2006, 04:08 PM
That hubby of mine, is always sneakin him stuff.

Training the dogs is the easy bit, it's training the husbands that we struggle wtih :lol: :lol:


OK now you're going to think I'm really thick, 'cos I had a bag of wheatgerm in the cupboard the whole time :oops: icon_whistling {having bought it thinking it was bran...}

***I'm not really going on holiday at the weekend, going in for a brain transplant*** :lol: :lol:

SO I now know where to buy the wheatgerm...but it comes in 400g bags...how does this relate to your jar sizes please?

Linda
21st March 2006, 07:50 PM
That hubby of mine, is always sneakin him stuff.

Training the dogs is the easy bit, it's training the husbands that we struggle wtih :lol: :lol:


OK now you're going to think I'm really thick, 'cos I had a bag of wheatgerm in the cupboard the whole time :oops: icon_whistling {having bought it thinking it was bran...}

***I'm not really going on holiday at the weekend, going in for a brain transplant*** :lol: :lol:

SO I now know where to buy the wheatgerm...but it comes in 400g bags...how does this relate to your jar sizes please?

You crack me up you Sassy Lassie

Yes training the husbands in more than one thing is a bit of a challenge. icon_yikes icon_yikes

Now Nikki, that is thick come on eh. Is it any wonder why your havin
a brain transplant. :D :D :D :D :D ;) ;) ;)

Wheatgerm is good for you to you know, put it in your bran and your bowels will be more than fine.

I don't have a jar in the house, but I do believe it is about 200 or 300 gram jar. I am going to the store tonight so I'll have a look and let you know. Put it in your hubbies eggs, no joke I used to when I was mad at him. No Nikki I really did even if I wasn't mad at him, it was the doctor
who told me about wheat germ but I haven't bought it in a while.
I'll buy it tonight just for you luv.

You obviously got my pm ?????

Nicki
21st March 2006, 09:42 PM
Wheatgerm is good for you to you know, put it in your bran and your bowels will be more than fine.

I don't have a jar in the house, but I do believe it is about 200 or 300 gram jar. I am going to the store tonight so I'll have a look and let you know. Put it in your hubbies eggs, no joke I used to when I was mad at him. No Nikki I really did even if I wasn't mad at him, it was the doctor
who told me about wheat germ but I haven't bought it in a while.
I'll buy it tonight just for you luv.

You obviously got my pm ?????

Oh you're a star...it's for your TedBear you realise, so more than worth it :lol:

:oops: I sorted out the bowel problem...Licquorice Allsorts icon_yikes haven't had them in years, but they definitely work :lol: I'm sure you know them too? Over here the main brand is Bertie Bassett.

OK everyone else now thinks I've completely lost the plot icon_whistling

Hubby isn't keen on eggs..maybe that's wise!!

Have now replied to the PM...sorry I get there eventually!

Linda
21st March 2006, 10:36 PM
Nikki

I just love you, since it is for Tedbear I will send you cases of it.
But then again, we don't want a little rollie pollie on our hands either.

Everybody loves you Nikki.
I love your sense of humor.

Nicki
21st March 2006, 10:44 PM
Bless you Linda - I think it's good to have a laugh - especially at myself :lol:

I don't think TedBear will ever make a rollie pollie...not like his Mother icon_whistling or his bruvver {He ain't heavy he's my brother...} ok now I will be humming that all night icon_banana

When I finally get all these ingredients together, what's the betting the little darling won't eat it anyway!

Linda
21st March 2006, 10:58 PM
Last picture I saw of you, you were no where near a rollie pollie. :? :?
Leave that to me. icon_yikes icon_yikes
Me too, I think a little fun and laughing is good for the soul. icon_whistling icon_whistling icon_whistling

Is he a fussy eater, Dudley is.
I made all that minced meat and veggies and pumpkin on sunday
and put it all in little wee ziploc bags and then I saw the recipe. icon_yikes
Oh well next time.
Maybe try cutting it in half or 1/4, just to see if he will like it first.

Oh can I request that you put my Tedbear in your Sig along with
his bruvver.
I would really like that. icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

Nicki
23rd March 2006, 09:39 PM
Fussy :lol: :lol: :lol: that's putting it mildly!!

In one week, he turned his nose up at tripe, chicken, sardines and scrambled egg :( icon_yikes

He will eat for a few days, and possibly even the same thing for a few days if he's really spoiling me! - but then won't eat anything at all. :(

I used to worry myself but have had to learn that he's just that sort of dog. I have tried all the usual remedies, putting him in his crate {he won't eat at all in there}, witholding food {no treats :( } if he doesn't eat it in ten minutes, but basically he couldn't care less. He eats when he wants too - you could just leave food down and he'd help himself when he was hungry - but I can't do that with Rupert, as he'd wolf the lot!

I'm hoping he's going to like these satin balls - I managed to get the cereal and minced beef today...but no gelatine, might try the butchers when we get back. Yes I'm going to do a reduced quantitiy too, this would feed him for months!!

PS note the new avatar special for you ((((hugs))))

Linda
23rd March 2006, 09:57 PM
Fussy :lol: :lol: :lol: that's putting it mildly!!

In one week, he turned his nose up at tripe, chicken, sardines and scrambled egg :( icon_yikes

He will eat for a few days, and possibly even the same thing for a few days if he's really spoiling me! - but then won't eat anything at all. :(

I used to worry myself but have had to learn that he's just that sort of dog. I have tried all the usual remedies, putting him in his crate {he won't eat at all in there}, witholding food {no treats :( } if he doesn't eat it in ten minutes, but basically he couldn't care less. He eats when he wants too - you could just leave food down and he'd help himself when he was hungry - but I can't do that with Rupert, as he'd wolf the lot!

I'm hoping he's going to like these satin balls - I managed to get the cereal and minced beef today...but no gelatine, might try the butchers when we get back. Yes I'm going to do a reduced quantitiy too, this would feed him for months!!

PS note the new avatar special for you ((((hugs))))

Hi Nikki

Oh your such a doll :D :D :D :D
I can finally see my Tedbear, no offence Rupert :roll: :roll:

Nikki: Dudley used to drive me round the bend with his eating, and he
still does.
He is very fussy and holds out all the time in case something
better comes along. I put his food down and if he doesn't eat it
within 15 to 20 minutes I lift it.
But I still have the problem with my husband, he just does not
get it. :x :x :x He drives me :x :x

Nikki you should be able to get the gelatin at the grocery shop,
let me know if you can't get it and I will send it to you.
Should be beside the Jello or the baking goods.

If you can't find it PM me your address and I will post it to you.

Hugs
Linda & Dudley & Daniel ;) ;) ;)