Do any of you give your dogs raw eggs??
100 calories a day?? Whats wrong with your Zoey?Zoey can't have them because she is on a diet of no more than 100 calories a day, an egg provides roughly 80. So there wouldn't hardly be any space left for calories that are more balanced.
However, I do give them to Chance several times a week after we exercise for extra protein.
As I understand it, the biotin issues are only a problem if you're *not* feeding the yolks--the avidin can't bind to biotin twice--so if you feed a whole egg, it balances out.Zoey is a very small dog
When feeding eggs on a daily basis, its best to cook the white. The avidin in the white binds to biotin in the yolk. Then, binds with biotin in the body. Its debateable at what point this can cause a biotin deficiency but some research says as little as 1 raw egg a day. I usually feed eggs daily, so I feed the yolk and put the whites into a tupperware container (using the shells to separate the yolks.) Then every couple days I microwave the whites and feed them. Cooking denatures the avidin.
I have no problem if this is what you want to do with your dog, but my dog licks his butt, my other dogs' butts, eats poop and other nasty things on a daily basis, and is still as healthy as can be. I can guarantee that I would do none of the above because I would be sicker than a dog if I did and these are all potentially more pathogenic than feeding eggs.I know a lot of you will think this is silly, but I dont feed my dogs anything I wouldn't eat ( aside from their treats and food.) But as far as human food goes, If I wouldn't eat it, I dont give it to them. So, no raw eggs for my dogs
I've heard the same thing and also read on an email list I belong to that there is sufficient biotin in the yolk to more than compensate for the amout that is bound by the whites. TRUE? FALSE? I honestly don't know the answer. But in over 50 years of giving dogs raw eggs when I think about it, I can't recall that the vet has ever said they're having a problem from eating them.As I understand it, the biotin issues are only a problem if you're *not* feeding the yolks--the avidin can't bind to biotin twice--so if you feed a whole egg, it balances out.
What about the other ingredients though? I just wonder because there are so many preservatives and limited ingredients in many dog foods that are not fit for human consumption. So thats why I wondered if it was just "people food" or pet food as well.I dont buy them food or treats that have anything funky in it like liver. Their food is chicken and rice and generally their treats are beef. Sometimes I get them liver flavored treats, but it doesnt have actual liver. Im not sure why I am like that, I just am.