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Not sure where to post this, but here goes: we have our own hens and therefore a lot of eggs. Tracker gets one every day. But I wonder whether dogs can have cholesterol issues?? And how many eggs would be too many? Has anybody ever come across a study on that?

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I wouldn't worry about it. Eggs were demonized many years ago, and they're really a very healthy and nutritious food. Cholesterol in food doesn't equal cholesterol in the body (which is made by the liver).

 

I wish I could take your extra eggs for you:)

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Raw or cooked? Mine loved the occasional raw egg when I had chickens.

 

Too many raw eggs can create issues with biotin binding and absorption, but you have to feed a whole bunch of them to make that happen, according a past Biochemistry professor.

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I wouldn't worry about it. Eggs were demonized many years ago, and they're really a very healthy and nutritious food. Cholesterol in food doesn't equal cholesterol in the body (which is made by the liver).

 

I wish I could take your extra eggs for you:)

 

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I snooped around the internet and one thing has become crystal clear: nobody knows how many eggs are too many for a dog. Human studies don't necessarily apply to dogs. Unless somebody actually does real research on cholesterol and heart disease on canines, everything else remains guess work. The range I found online on what's healthy (or not) for dogs was so extreme that it's obvious nobody really knows. So I'll just stick to what I do now, which is one a day, and keep my fingers crossed. One day someone is going to pay for a study, because there might be money in prescribing statin drugs for dogs...

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I snooped around the internet and one thing has become crystal clear: nobody knows how many eggs are too many for a dog. Human studies don't necessarily apply to dogs. Unless somebody actually does real research on cholesterol and heart disease on canines, everything else remains guess work. The range I found online on what's healthy (or not) for dogs was so extreme that it's obvious nobody really knows. So I'll just stick to what I do now, which is one a day, and keep my fingers crossed. One day someone is going to pay for a study, because there might be money in prescribing statin drugs for dogs...

 

Sounds sensible to me. I really don't think one egg a day is excessive. I know people that have put a raw egg on their dog's food every day for years - and they never had heart attacks. I think it's a fine, natural protein source full or goodness. And - nobody has proven otherwise. I feed kibble- so honestly - there could be an egg a day in that - I don't know.

 

I'd go with it. I give my grey an egg at least once a week. Either raw on kibble, or Sunday breakfast scrambled leftovers. She won't eat shells though. My other grey LOVED a raw egg - with shell.

 

One more thing - have you tried giving raw eggs frozen? I've heard that a raw egg frozen (given outside) is a real treat in the summer. Haven't tried it myself though!

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