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Brian M
17th July 2009, 04:31 PM

Did I read somewhere thats its beneficial to feed an occasional egg ,if it is which part do I feed all of it ,the white only ,or just the yolk .:confused:
I do remember when I had a GSD I often used to beat up a whole egg and mix it into her food but with our Cavaliers I am not too sure .

17th July 2009, 05:00 PM
The occasional egg is good- all of it, even the shell~ IF you grind it up VERY fine. You can serve it raw or boiled.

17th July 2009, 05:37 PM
I don't think raw egg is a good idea because of Salmonella. I wouldn't want to take the chance, you could have a very sick dog on your hands.

17th July 2009, 05:38 PM
Mine love a soft boiled egg {only if you can get it from a safe source, otherwise hard boil it} - they also love scrambled egg {no seasoning or milk, just a dash of water added}.

A mortar and pestle is great for grinding up the shell

17th July 2009, 06:02 PM
I eat raw eggs (in cake & brownie mix!) ;)

17th July 2009, 06:05 PM
I eat raw eggs (in cake & brownie mix!) ;)

Oh yeah, so do I, forgot about that!!! As I've said on previous occasions, if only I practiced what I preach!! :rolleyes:

Kate H
17th July 2009, 11:01 PM
My two have a raw egg each as part of their breakfast at least once a week - they're great for their coats. I seem to remember reading somewhere that salmonella doesn't infect dogs in the same way as humans - our digestive systems and metabolisms are different - after all, I can eat raisins without getting kidney failure!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

17th July 2009, 11:15 PM
Dogs can and do get salmonella, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. I eat cookie dough and all that jazz as well.

But! Avidin in raw egg white binds biotin which is an essential nutrient. Best to cook the egg first :-)

18th July 2009, 07:19 AM
I can't recall a case where a dog has gotten salmonella from raw food - from dog foods, yes, but not from raw food.

That being said - giving them raw eggs is GREAT for their health and coat. However, I would be wary of giving them eggs more than once a day (as in - one egg per day). If you can, you can grind up the shell and give it to them as a powder. That's good for them as well.

18th July 2009, 10:25 AM
Mine get a raw free rand or organic egg about twice a week & ive never had a problem with it. Personaly I wont give my dogs cheap 'value' typre eggs as I believe (rightly or wrongly) that these eggs come from hens that may have been given antibiotics or other drugs - which if you cook the egg they go but may still be present in raw eggs - but like I say thats my oersonal choice. (so me & hubby eat the value ones & the dogs get the expensive ones !!!!!!)

Brian the only think I would say is that eggs are quite high in calories so if Poppy's still on her diet I wouldnt give her too many of them.

Kate H
18th July 2009, 06:54 PM
I feed free range eggs - Sainsburys do a good value box of 15 free range, which are a bit cheaper because they're different sizes mixed together - I don't think Oliver and Aled mind that! They have them once or twice a week.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

18th July 2009, 07:00 PM
I've never fed my guys eggs ... mostly because they have such sensitive tummies.

That said, our Julie who just passed away had an egg mixed with her kibble every morning for breakfast when she lived with my mom. She loved them and my mom loved making her so happy. She lived to 15.5, so I'm thinking the eggs didn't hurt her in the slightest. :)

Brian M
18th July 2009, 09:17 PM
Hi Sonia

You read my thoughts yes pops is on a permanent diet so none for her ,but do we consider than a beaten egg each without the shell once a week is OK then.

Thanks for the good advice once again.:)