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    Just wondering if anyone knows the right amount of eggs to feed a dog a week? Bailey is approximately 24kg.

    Sorry I googled it but got lots of forum stuff with people giving ridiculous answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Just wondering if anyone knows the right amount of eggs to feed a dog a week? Bailey is approximately 24kg.

    Sorry I googled it but got lots of forum stuff with people giving ridiculous answers

    Same here JTBNTD... i've read all sorts of answers about feeding eggs to dogs, confusing aint it...

    To be on the safe side & by taking Floyd's Vet's advice.. i only give Floyd 1 boiled every 2 weeks or so, so far so good, but each dog is different, what maybe good for 1 dog is not always good for another etc etc..

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    Hey Judge,

    Feeding eggs to a dog is great - if they are on a diet that requires their nutritional value.

    Sure tis a fact that raw egg white alone is not to be given, but when given as a whole (the egg white and yolk) the yolk acts as an equiliser (more than enough biotin), and therefore totally safe and nutritional.

    For instance, if Bailey is on a commercial diet in which all her food is blanced with the necessary vitamins/minerals etc, adding the egg is not going to make much difference nutrition wise.
    However, if Bailey is on a raw food diet then yeah, the nutritional benefit is great, particularly if the entire shell is also given in some way or form for it's calcium merit. But if you are feeding a lot of raw chicken, then the egg isn't that necessary, as the chicken itself should do the job, so to speak.

    Hope that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Also...Raw egg whites contain avidin, an enzyme which ties up biotin (makes it unavailable for absorption into the body). Symptoms of biotin deficiency include dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), loss of hair, and poor growth.

    I would give 1 cooked egg (yolk and white together) and do it once a week.
    Hi Dorte my reason for feeding eggs is because they contain B Vitamins which help calm the nerves which was recommended by my vet. Also I am currently giving her something called B VITE made by Troy, which assists animals with stress/anxiety and nervousness etc. I am trying to use a variety of foods to mask the powder which I am giving her once a day (breakfast) I am currently giving her 3 meals with 1 egg each, 2 meals with chicken stock (salt reduced) and 2 meals with Natural Yogurt a week. However the vet stated that as long as you feed the whites and yolk together (raw) the body can adequately absorb the biotin. She also stated it was a matter of preference to how many a week however one a day, every day would probably be too many.

    Here is some info I found:


    Eggs are a source of biotin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, and Vitamin B12, among other things.

    The one thing you want to be really carefully with is feeding a lot of egg whites, as they contain a substance that can hinder absorption of biotin in the body. It's nothing to worry about if you give the egg whole (with the yolk) or cooked, though.

    Eggs can be fed raw or cooked. Even though eggs can contain salmonella, it's nothing to worry about. Your dog's digestive system won't have issues with it.
    If you give eggs, it's best to give them whole, including the shell if your dog will eat it. Egg shells are a good source of calcium. You can put the whole thing in a blender if your dog won't chew the shells by herself.

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    Lol, I go the opposite and will tell you to not cook the eggs.

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    Wow Judge, I don't know if I read that correct, but three eggs a day is probably a bit much! Or did I read it wrong?

    I am also assuming that your vet may have explained to you how cooking the eggs lowers their ability to be successfully digested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Wow Judge, I don't know if I read that correct, but three eggs a day is probably a bit much! Or did I read it wrong?

    I am also assuming that your vet may have explained to you how cooking the eggs lowers their ability to be successfully digested?
    Lol NO NOT 3 EGGS A DAY!!!

    3 eggs per week!!!!

    Yes she did tell me that cooking them can make it harder for the stomach to digest

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    Hey Judge, don't know if this will help you, but the BVite powder smells like crap, as you have discovered. So many dogs can whiff it out in their food a ruddy mile away.

    If you are having any probs with her smelling it in her food, you can make it up into a thick paste on a spoon and pop it in the side of her mouth each morning. Close her mouth and massage her throat to induce swallowing. That way you won't have to worry about trying to mask the smell of in food, and also it helps a dog to learn to take medications easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Lol NO NOT 3 EGGS A DAY!!!

    3 eggs per week!!!!

    Yes she did tell me that cooking them can make it harder for the stomach to digest
    Lol. Thanks Judge, you heard me jumping up and down in my computer chair, did ya? Thought I must have got that wrong!

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