raw eggs for dogs?

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  1. luvmydogs

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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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    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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    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?
     
  7. stirder

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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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    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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    Just be careful when fattening him up you need to do it gradually, i would say not to feed more than two eggs a week and Introduce them to his diet slowly, how old is your dog? a puppy can not digest egg whites so only the yolks for them. there are a lot of thing that contribute to a skinny dog, what are you feeding, let us know if there are any parasites, and how things are going
     
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    would that be cod liver oil? if you are feeding a commercial food, that's actually not a good idea, due to the high content of vitamin A and D in cod liver oil.

    actually that is incorrect. egg white is made up of the most complete, digestible protein you can feed, and puppies can digest it just fine. egg white protein powder is one of the greastest things you can feed weak and sick dogs, because it's almost completely digestible and the body doesn't have to work hard to assimilate it.

    the yolk is mostly fat.
     
  13. stirder

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    actually no. I almost didnt get it because thats what I thought it was. but then I realized the cans next to it said "cod liver oil" this just says cod oil. Im out right now and dont have a can, I'll try to remember to list the ingredients and company name when I get the next can. it isnt from the liver, shoot I dont remember but I think it said it is from the fat and skin. it has almost no vitamin A, and only slightly more D than A. and he only gets about a teaspoon at each meal.
     
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    that sounds okay then. :)
     

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