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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Feeding raw eggs

This is going to sound kind of silly, but...how do you feed your dog a raw egg? I assume you just crack it open over his kibble, but I don't know for sure lol.

Also, if you add a raw egg, do you feed slightly less kibble for that meal?

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I just crack it and put it in the bowl. Some time with the shell sometimes, without. And I never remove any kibble, since he doesn't get it with every meal and it does't add that much extra calories.

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Yep - just crack on top of kibble and mix. Lucy goes nuts when she sees the eggs come out. I'll usually give her about 1 or 2 a week.

I think there are about 50-60 calories in an egg, so i'll give just a little less kibble that day. So instead of the full 100% kibble, maybe give about 90-95% that day.
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I always remember about the egg after I feed her. Never would have thought to throw in the shell.
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If you are feeding a good quality kibble, it is balanced and has the correct amount of calcium - you shouldn't add to it by feeding the shell. Especially with a puppy, too much calcium is a bad thing.....the egg itself is excellent protein, I feed my adult dogs a raw egg every day, it's great for their coats!
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I feed a raw egg (the yolk part) 2-3 times a week. I scramble up the whites and put that he their bowl as well. You would get more calcium from the shell if you bake it and crush it into powder than you would feeding it raw.

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Why did I read that egg whites aren't good for dogs? I always thought the whole egg was fine.

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I read that some where too, and someone did tell me but can't remember. Something about it saying it's not good to give them the egg whites raw all the time, so it's best to cook them. Which I do.

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I read that some where too, and someone did tell me but can't remember. Something about it saying it's not good to give them the egg whites raw all the time, so it's best to cook them. Which I do.
I think that myth has been pretty much debunked. Both Mary Straus (www.dogaware.com) and Lew Olson (www.b-naturals.com) are experts in the field of nutrition, esp. raw food and neither one thinks there is any problem with raw egg whites. My dogs get a raw egg every day, have done for years, and have never had a problem because of the whites not being cooked.

BTW - why on earth would you want to bake an eggshell?
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It's a good way of adding calcium powder to your dog's food.

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