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    DefaultWondering about eggs...?

    Does everyone feed them?

    If so, how often? My guys both get one (free run, organic) a week, Thursday is "egg day".

    Can I do more than that, or is that OK..?

    What do you guys do?
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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    I give eggs whenever I think about it. My friend who got me started feeding raw will even use them as treats--cooked of course!
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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    For a big Lab, you could feed them eggs every day, if you were a raw food feeder or a cooked egg-giver. An egg has about 100 calories, so adjust the food you feed accordingly. For your little dog, maybe just a taste every day? If you feed them shells, it is better to wash the shells with soap and water or dip the whole egg in boiling water and run it through the food processor because chickens tend to poop everywhere, even on their eggs. Egg shell powder is like bone meal, and can be an important part of their diet. However, with a little dog, I am not sure how much or how often. Letting them eat big chunks of shells is too hard on their digestion.

    I am sure there is a lot of info. out there, but one of my raw food recipes called for 4 eggs per lab per day (these were 90 lb Labs). Contrary to past beliefs, eggs are perfect food for canines and humans (most mammals)!

    It makes them happy, too, because it tastes good!

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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    I don't feed a set amount of eggs. I only feed them when I remember and that is usually once or twice a week.

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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    So maybe give Baloo one twice a week and keep Peanut to once? They both get a whole, raw egg, shell and all. They also eat my bird's poo when they get the chance so I don't worry overmuch about any poop left on the egg.... :vomit:
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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    Kate, I usually give Henery a raw organic egg twice a week, shell and all. He loves it.

    With his past homecooked diet (still waiting for Tammy to formulate me a new one!) he had a boiled egg every day (no shell).
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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    Mine all get an egg atleast twice a week. Raw, shell and all..... I have to break Charlie Browns, in his bowl because otherwise he thinks it's a ball and just carries it around in his mouth !!

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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    Great info! I was just wondering about the shells myself!

    Sadie will have an egg with her breakfast tomorrow - shell included!

    Thanks everybody.

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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    If you feed them shells, it is better to wash the shells with soap and water or dip the whole egg in boiling water and run it through the food processor because chickens tend to poop everywhere, even on their eggs.
    I would worry more about what's on the soap than what's on the egg. If feeding eggs, try to find farm fresh or organic because commercial eggs can be sprayed with a wax glaze that is prolly not too good for the dogs. I get lovely double yoke farm fresh eggs for $6 a flat from the farmer across the road from me!
    Like everything else, moderation is key so I wouldn't feed eggs with every meal but I do feed for two or three a week. Apparently, the whites can bind with zinc and limit absorption.
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    DefaultRe: Wondering about eggs...?

    We do about 2-3 a week. Lately we've been buying farm fresh eggs as even the organic eggs disturb my husband (I should never have bought the Omnivore's Dilema for him)....it's tough to actually find FREE RANGE eggs around here.

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