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Raw egg for puppy?

Discussion in 'Feeding' started by Louie's Mom, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. Jacqueline T

    Jacqueline T Boxer Buddy

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    I give Miss Murphy 1 raw egg once a week. She absolutely just loves it. I mix it with her dry kibble, and she has a wonderful soft, and shiney coat.
     
  2. Louie's Mom

    Louie's Mom Completely Boxer Crazy

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    Enzyme

    I was reading around on the internet and it said that young dogs shouldn't have raw egg because of an enzyme in the white, but I don't know if it is also in the yolk, you could cook the egg first but I don't think it has the nutrition value of the raw egg. I am going to wait until Louie is about 9 months or more before I give him eggs - but we will see, I may change my mind.
     
  3. gmacleod

    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    No, it is not in the yolk. And the problem is that an excessive amount of egg white will bind to biotin (a b vitamin) and cause a deficiency. Egg yolk actually contains biotin to balance the white.

    None of it particularly relevant when you feed in moderation though. It's those fools who get the idea that if one egg a week is beneficial then one a day must be even better who end with problems. Like most other things in life, while a little can be a good thing, too much is usually bad.
     
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