Wonderful! Thanks so much for all the info, im hoping this helps her coat/skin. She is still an "itchy dog". It's not fleas and not an allergyI'd break an egg into a cup & put the shell into a baggy & crush it up into a powder. (I find a rolling pin works great for this) Keep the shell in a baggy & I'd probably start with 1/4 of the egg sprinkled with 1/4 of the shell and add that to one of her regular meals but smaller portion of course. She could end up with diarrhea but adding the shell in will help keep them a bit firmer.
None of my pups have ever gotten the runs with egg & shell nor have they ever gotten gas. :lol: By the time I added the egg they'd already had a lot of different raw items plus I fed it with a boney chicken meal which also helps keep poos hard(er).
Good luck...hopefully Fiddle handles the eggs ok! Also...she may not eat the raw egg right away. Mine all loved it but some don't like the texture. You could always cook it very lightly at first using nothing or maybe some coconut oil. Just no butter.
Really? Thank god haha I love eggs but I cant stand the smell of them raw... or in gas form lolMy guys sometimes get a raw egg. It's good for their coat. I just give it to them in a bowl. lol Never had diarrhea or gas.
I gave egg a go this moning!!! :hello1::hello1: I crushed the egg as much as I could (it was fresh) and it was more like granuals than powder. I was amazed at how Not sharp it felt, Fiddle ate it all up. Now just hope it all comes out well lolYou can crumble up the egg shell to a powder if you want or you can let them decide if it's edible of not and just mix it up in their raw egg. Some may pick it out. Some eat it and like the crunchiness. Egg shells are easy to crumble up once they are dry. A fresh egg shell isn't. So sit it out on the ledge for awhile. Some people save all their egg shells and dry them out in a low heat oven and then powder and use it as a calcium supplement.
No I hadnt tried that. Im so lost with her itchyness at the moment. I have turned my house upside down in cleaning twice because I thought it could be flea's, but I am on track with her flea treatments and I havent found one on her?As far as the itchiness goes, do you do a salmon or fish oil supplement? That helps greatly.
Really! lol thats simple as. I will definately do that.I'm not sure what fish oils you have available in Australia? You could just go to the pharmacy and get fish oil for people in a capsule form. Then poke it with a knife or pin and squeeze out the fish oil onto her food a couple times a week. I bet you'll notice a nice difference in her skin/coat.
I think that cooking does change the proteins, but I don't think it changes it greatly. Here's a good site that will explain the nutritional differences in foods. You can compare a raw egg to a cooked one and look at the nutrients and how cooking changes them .....We tried a raw egg today but Zippy didn't want anything to do with it. This really shouldn’t have surprised me much as he also won’t eat anything with any sort of gravy on it. After he turned up his nose, I popped the egg (plus shell) into the microwave for 20 seconds until it got really fluffy and then gave that to him. The cooked egg he happily gobbled right up. I'd guess that he ate about 1/2 the egg and about 1/3 of the shell altogether.
I am wondering, though, if cooking the egg negates any benefit that he is supposed to get out of it (other than enjoyment of course). Any ideas?