is it safe to give a dog raw egg with milk
will aidin in egg harm my bullmastiff
on Jun 16th 2009
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Yup. Raw eggs are supposed to make a dog's coat shinier, too.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 6/17/09. Helpful? / 1
Not with milk though! Dogs loose their ability to tolerate dairy products after they are out of puppyhood!
Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 6/17/09. Helpful? / 2
Lots of people feed raw eggs but dogs can get salmonella, (just like us), resulting in tummy upset and diarrhea, so keep an eye on that. I wouldn't give a raw egg daily, some say this can casue a biotin definency resulting in a bad coat and dogs should only be fed the yolk. I don't feed Deogie raw anything, he has a very sensitive tummy so I avoid all that stuff. He can't even chew raw bones, it makes him vomit.
Lactose intolerance is common in dogs, so keep an eye on for tummy upset and diarrhea. Purchasing a lactose free milk will help but a dog doesn't need milk in thier diet. A high quality food will give them all the calcuim and proteins they need.
Have a good one.
♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 6/17/09. Helpful? / 1
Egg is fine. Dogs stomachs are built by nature to handle such things. If they are used to over-processed foods like kibble then they might have some upset at first. Milk on the other hand... why? I can't see what benefit that would provide.
As for Biotin deficiency, the presence of the yolk helps to cancel that out, and even then you'd have to eat a TON of egg whites for such a thing to occur. I definitely wouldn't worry about it.
Kolbe answered on 6/17/09. Helpful? / 3
it is neither safe or needed. An old wife's tale. All but the cheapest modern chows are carefully formulated to provide the complete and balanced diet dogs need. The best thing is to feed a dry kibble and very little else.
Aster answered on 6/18/09. Helpful? / 0
Completely agree with Kolbe! Eggs including raw are a great addition. It is very safe.
Many including myself would disagree that a dry food is always the best feeding option. As for those who insist that better ingredients don't matter, I fail to see how that makes sense. The information and studies have been posted but because it doesn't agree with what some are saying they just choose to ignore it. Don't be fooled what you feed your pup is very important to say different is laughable. There are plenty of studies that show a diet with quality meat ingredients and quality ingredients over all do have an effect on the health of our pets. Just as diet influences our health it does our pets as well. All one needs is a simple understanding of the dogs digestive system to know why these cheap fillers aren't needed. Dogs don't need grains or carbs. There are several places one can find this simple information NRC, Whole dog journal, and many of the big box companies have put out information showing that dogs do best with lots of quality meat. Sadly they don't take their own advice and still produce crappy food. Check out the Nutrition forum here www.dogster.com
Raw eggs are a great and very healthy addition to your dog's diet, but they need to be fed whole (whites and yolks).
If you feed only the whites, you will create a biotin deficiency. Fortunately, the yolks are loaded with biotin, more than enough to balance things out and give your dog that added benefit of biotin.
You can feed eggs raw with the shell (the shell is a great source of calcium) and you can also feed them cooked if you are worried about salmonella. Some dogs will eat the shells while others won't, so see what your dog prefers.
Raw (or cooked) eggs provide your dog with nutrients for a health skin and coat. Feeding them once or twice a week in addition to a healthy diet is beneficial to your dog, no matter what Aster claims (Aster's claims seem to be based on what the pet food companies tell him/her).
Do not give your dog milk. Adult dogs are lactose intolerant and milk will cause upset tummies.
Abby answered on 6/18/09. Helpful? / 1