healthy to feed egg yolks to dogs?

i heard dogs loved yolks and it makes their coat nice and shiney. however i also heard yolks have a high fat content which is not good for dogs.

i get a few left over from my baking.

which is more true and what should i do with the yolks, feed my dog or throw them out (dont tell me to cook them plz)?

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  • My dog loves egg, either raw or scrambled. Eggs are actually easy for dogs to digest and are therefore good for dogs recovering from illness. It’s personal choice whether you scramble the eggs first before feeding but if you try one once and your dog has no ill effects then the occasional egg yolk will do your dog no harm.

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  • I agree with those who feed the egg yolk, but not with those who feed the egg white. The ‘white’ of the egg will strip the coat of essential oils (does the same in cats, too)

    Dogs seem to do well with yolks, and they love’em.

    In England, I had care of 5 racing Afghans and they got egg yolks every day, but then they were exercised 10 miles daily and raced twice a month (humane races in England). In America, I fed my dogs yolks once or twice a week, when I ate eggs and they never had a problem. Shiney coats all round and great source of protein.

    I prefer organic eggs and so that’s what my dogs got.

    I speak in the past tense because after my Dobie died I didn’t get another dog. My lifestyle doesn’t lend itself to that type of care for dogs now.

    All things in moderation (except no egg whites).

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    healthy to feed egg yolks to dogs?

    i heard dogs loved yolks and it makes their coat nice and shiney. however i also heard yolks have a high fat content which is not good for dogs.

    i get a few left over from my baking.

    which is more true and what should i do with the yolks, feed my dog or throw them out (dont tell me to cook them…

  • I know they’re good for dogs. Whole eggs even are good with the shell. If giving raw though, you may want to consider getting Organic Eggs as I’m not sure if there may be something that could potentially make a dog sick lurking out there somewhere.

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    I personally would not put your puppy on adult food until it is 1 year old. feeding a raw egg (not the shell) is recommended by alot of vets that I know it helps with a shiny coat and also gives a bit of extra protein,but most of the vets that I know only recommend it about once a week.=)

  • Feed them to your dog. It does make their coat nice and shiney, and I’ve done it for years with all our dogs we’ve had. Never had any bad experiences doing so. Good Luck! Have a Very Merry Christmas filled with Wealth, Health ,Happiness like no other. Remember to keep our troops in prayer and light a candle for those who can’t be with us.

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