Does anyone know whether eggs are a healthy food for labs? If you feed, how many and how often?
When I was growing up our farm dogs always got eggs. I know Essy's breeder lets her dogs have an egg (shell and all) as an occasional treat.
When my dil's dog - lab mix was sick and lost lots of weight - the vet told her to feed her boiled eggs and she was eating several a day. I don't know how many but if you want me to I will find out.
They can be, but in excess they can also cause problems. I occassionally give Jes raw eggs. Eggs are the most digestible source of protein, so it's a great food. Feeding the shells can be problematic for puppies due to the calcium.
I don't know how dogs metabolize cholesterol, but eggs are loaded with it.
It's not a problem for them. I think it's more of a function of their short lifespan as opposed to a dramatic difference in metabolic pathways.Originally Posted by chocolatecoverdlab
I give my dogs one raw egg in there food every Sunday...they love it and it is great for their coat!
Thanks -- We've been doing a home-made food for Mocha since she started having stomach problems awhile back, and use egg whites only in the food, which I'm pretty comfortable with. We've been feeding Bodie (age 4) about 3 yolks a week, which I thought might be excessive -- although of course he does love them.
I had a Holistic Vet reccomend feeding the yokes raw but frying the whites. The yoke is suppose to help with dry skin and the whites are just good protein.