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How many eggs is too many?

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My dogs are crazy about eggs. They would eat them everyday if they could. They practically do backflips as soon as egg hits the frying pan. At the moment they get a scrambled egg to share between the two of them about every 2nd day. I'm wondering if this is too much since eggs are high in fat? The rest of their diet is primarily made up of raw kangaroo mince which is very lean (nutritionally almost identical to venison) with a few raw chicken wings a week too. I don't want to take their treat away but I also know too much of a good thing can be no good at all - what do you nutrition experts think?
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Can I ask why you cook the eggs if your pups are fed raw?
I'm not a big fan of cooked eggs for dogs, especially so often.
Have you tried giving them raw? Also imo once or max twice per
week is enough. Just my personal opinion though.
And you say you fry them, right? So you must use butter or cooking oil, which isn't healthy.
And just adds more fat.
LS why are cooked eggs no good? I would have thought they weren't much different to raw as long as you didn't add too much to them?

Personally I'm just against anything fried really.
Frying takes away some nutritional value, so
prefer to feed raw. But as others mentioned,
it is a personal choice. I'm happy to hear you
don't add butter or cooking oil. Brody's mom
is right, dogs do need fats, but there is a big
difference between good fats and bad fats.
I think eggs are fine. Lightly scrambled is fine. Maybe just cook them a little less and less until they are mostly runny. You can go to USDA data (sorry don't have the website right in front of me) and put in a raw egg versus a scrambled egg to see the differences in the nutrients.

I know people who feed eggs almost daily. Others a couple times a week. Others just one a month. It's really up to you. It's a good food and if you feed the shell as well, they are getting a nice boost of natural calcium/phosphorus. Yummm.... crunchy scrambled eggs anyone? LOL

Eggs can give some dogs loose stools so be aware of that and feed to bowel tolerance. Brody gets an egg about 1-2 times a week or whenever I forget to thaw his raw foods.

Dogs NEED fat in their diets. They dont' get clogged arteries or high cholesterol like people do. Fats are essential to them and aren't unhealthy. Fats are necessary for energy in dogs and they also help with skin/coat. Dogs do NOT do well on low fat diets.

Absolutely, low fat diet is a no go.
I always enjoy your posts, we seem to agree on a lot. Do you agree that
there are bad and good fats? I consider butter and cooking oil bad fat.
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