Raw or cooked eggs for a dog?
I searched this up on Google and can’t find much help. Half of the people says raw eggs are better and the other half says cooked are better.
Anyone out there with a good source that knows which is better?
Do you have any evidence (research paper, scientific journals) to back your claim up?
I just want to know which is better for my dog. I’ve been feeding her 2 boiled eggs each week since she was 12 weeks old. She’s a Golden Retriever about 14 month old.
***Yes I asked fish oil question too.
Raw egg white is bad for a dog but my dog loves the yolk raw so I make them sunny side up.
feeding raw and raw treats?
So I got some advice on how to feed raw. I wanted to start my dogs getting use to it by giving some treats to them. I got some raw hamburger and then put a raw egg in it with some crackers. Mixed it all up and rolled them into little balls for treats. Good idea? I would have use other and more ingredients, but we didn’t have much to use and I forgot some stuff at the store. Also I heard the veggies have to be shredded very small or it will pass right through your dog. Is that true?
How long do you think my meat balls will be good for in the fridge? In the freezer? How slow should I start them off? How much should I increase it by? Also another good question, how much on a two week basis is it to feed a dog raw? For about a 50 pound dog? Lots of questions!! Please help!
First off, nice Bully!! Secondly, this diet is a great choice for Bullies, or any dog, with skin allergies. It saved our first Bully’s life and we have been feeding it for over 10 years.
Be careful with crackers as many of them contain salt. I use bread crumbs to make meatballs for my Bully. For veggies, I steam a large pot full of broccoli and carrots and then use a food processor to make them easier to mold in my meatballs. I don’t think that they have to be shredded very small, but veggies can cause loose stool. If my dog has loose stool, I cut back on the number of carrots I give him and that seems to stop it.
I cook the meatballs because of my Bully gets terrible gas and chases his bum if he gets raw. Cooking takes more time and loses a lot of the nutrients so I don’t recommend it if you don’t have to. He also gets bad gas when he eats the meatballs twice a day so he gets a natural kibble or chicken for his second meal.
The meat should only be kept in the fridge according to the supermarket’s best before date. I usually make a month’s worth and freeze them in medium sized containers. Then I take out each container and it is used up within 3-4 days. If they have any sort of odd smell, I throw them out. You can also freeze them and defrost them in the microwave before feeding.
I would transition your dogs to raw food over a couple of weeks. Start giving them about 1/4 of their meal for a week or so and then add a few meatballs each day until they are completely eating raw. Watch their stool to make sure you aren’t moving too fast.
In each batch that I make, I use about 15-20 lbs of ground beef, 1 head of broccoli, about 6 large carrots, 6 eggs, and some bread crumbs. This lasts me 1 month of feeding him once per day and he is also a 50lb Bull Terrier. This is only half of his food so what I make would last you 2 weeks of feeding twice per day. I get the meat from Costco for a total of $45 Canadian.
If you are looking for a cheap and healthy option, you should try chicken necks and backs. They are a great source of meat and the bones help clean their teeth. The price varies, but I used to buy them pre-packaged in 1lb bags for $1 each. Our 70lb Bull Terrier would eat 1 bag per meal and we would add veggies, crushed egg shells, and flaxseed oil.
Question to all owners who give their dog a raw fed prey model diet?
I’ve been researching raw diets for about a year now and I really want to switch our dog over to a prey model diet but I’m only a teenager and my parents won’t let me. They don’t believe any of the information I’ve provided and have said, “If you can’t probably feed the dog then maybe we should give him away to someone who can.” I think they are being unreasonable but they are my parents so there isn’t much I can do. However since I am financially and personally responsible for his food I have decided that maybe I can give him SOME things that are often included in a raw food diet like green tripe, raw eggs and raw meaty bones. Now I’ve read it’s not a good idea to give a dog raw meat on top of kibble because the two digest at different rates but I’m wondering if giving my dog raw eggs, green tripe and meaty bones as treats would cause any major digestive upsets. I feed him Innova Evo which is a high quality, grain free dog food so it’s not like I’d be giving him these treats while he eats Pedigree or something.
Since I can’t give him a raw diet I feel at least some raw treats would help him.
Thanks for your help!
Separate raw meals and commercial meals by at least 8 hours, 12 hours preferable, and you shouldn’t see any issues. There are many who do this with success.
I’d recommend you join the Dog Food Chat forums; there are several I know of who are in your exact situation:
They’re a really friendly, accepting group, and will give you support with this.
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