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06-27-2014 06:25 PM
KaiserandStella
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Shells too? Starting at what age?
Egg shells are mainly composed of calcium, magnesium, proteins and some other trace minerals. Should be fed ground to a powder and sprinkled over food. Don't know about everyone else but I started feeding raw eggs to my pup at 8 weeks with no issues.
06-27-2014 06:19 PM
counter I crack open the egg in a bowl and mix it with all of their other supplements (oils, powders, etc.) and meats, so it's like a big stew. I haven't been giving the shell like I used to, but maybe I will use my coffee grinder to grind them up and feed that too. I want them to get all of the good stuff in the shell! I feed them twice a day, so they'll get what I call the "supplement meal" in a bowl, and a separate meal that's usually a big chunk of meat (like 1-2 whole chicken leg quarters) with bone in it.
06-27-2014 05:37 PM
My2shepherds Shells too? Starting at what age?
06-27-2014 05:33 PM
KaiserandStella I feed 1 whole-raw egg a day as well. Every part of the egg has something to offer. My dogs absolutely love them.
06-27-2014 04:59 PM
Steve K Legend was 4 months on Tuesday. He gets 1 farm fresh free range big Brown egg every morning on his breakfast meal. And yep, it's raw!
06-27-2014 02:43 PM
Diesel7602
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Originally Posted by Pax8 View Post
My old shepherd loved to get his egg whole so he could crack it, suck out the juicy portion and then crunch up the shell. Kaiju likes me to smash it for him. Otherwise, he just brings it over and sets it in my lap, wanting me to break it for him.
I was giving my boy a egg today. At first I showed him it to get his attention he tried to Bite it. I didn't let him because I didn't know if I could. But I think I will true it next time. Might be fun seeing him trying to eat it that way.

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06-27-2014 01:31 PM
Pax8
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I saw a recipe for cooking egg and mixing it (chopping it) with beef and other food.
So you guys mostly just drop the egg (with shell) in front of the puppy and she'll eat it fine. Right?
My old shepherd loved to get his egg whole so he could crack it, suck out the juicy portion and then crunch up the shell. Kaiju likes me to smash it for him. Otherwise, he just brings it over and sets it in my lap, wanting me to break it for him.
06-27-2014 01:27 PM
BowWowMeow 1 raw egg (free range, fresh) per day. He also gets the liner from the shell.
06-27-2014 10:31 AM
SuperG I make a portion of my dog's raw diet an olio consisting of organ meat, tripe, bone meal and whole raw eggs. I simply put a dozen or so whole eggs in a blender and whip them up and mix them into the rest of the concoction.

I am under the impression an egg a day is an adequate and safe amount which will not create an avidin overload thus risking a Biotin deficiency.

SuperG
06-27-2014 10:27 AM
Shade There are minerals in the shell itself but for the dog to assimilate it properly it needs to be dried and then ground into a fine power. Most people recommend a coffee grinder (cleaned thoroughly or just used for that purpose)

Personally I don't feed the shell, I just crack the egg onto the kibble and feed
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