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post #1 of 9
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So today i fed Cali a raw egg and she really liked it and she only ate the yellow part and left the whites in the bowl, but i had heard it was good for their coat and a good source of protien, but i wanted to hear it from some experts!! So is it okay to feed her this and is it good for her and if it is how often to i give it to her?? Thank You so much!!
post #2 of 9
Actually, and I don't have the details right now, but eggs are one of the things that should not be fed raw. There is something in egg that blocks the absorption of a certain protein, and cooking breaks down this blocker. I don't have any of the actual names or info right now, but I'm looking and I'll get back to you if someone else doesn't first
post #3 of 9
Ookay, so this is for dogs but I don't know if it works the same way in cats. Raw egg white contains something called avadin that binds to biotin and prevents it from being absorbed. Cooked eggs don't. A deficiency in biotin would actually lead to skin and coat problems. Which is the opposite of what you're looking for. I'm reading now to find out if the same applies to cats.

Edit to add: It looks like it applies to both dogs AND cats. I'm a raw feeder and I have always avoided egg as a part of my cats diets. It's just not a risk I'm willing to take. If you're looking for something to enhance skin and coat health, a good fish oil would do the trick!
post #4 of 9
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So your saying they need to be cooked? I think i am going to boil them!!
post #5 of 9
A lot of cats love boiled eggs (mine included). That way you avoid the egg white problem and also salmonella.
post #6 of 9
You can also softboil or hardboil the egg and just give the yolk to the cat. Since it is the egg white that needs to be avoided. Cats are lucky because they don't have to worry about cholesterol.
post #7 of 9
I have given both raw and cooked yolks to my dogs and cats all my life ... Grandma knew best , she feed both raw and cooked foods to the animals and didnt understand kibble
post #8 of 9
Hahaha this is a great topic because I found out my dog is stealing eggs from the coop!

I gave her one the other day because I suspected something when she was begging for an egg. She takes the egg and tosses it so it breaks and eats the entire thing, shell and all.

I've seen a lot of raw recipes that call for raw egg, I don't know about the biotin thing, I imagine fed once in a while it's not a big deal [just like anything else.]
post #9 of 9
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Im just going to feed her the yolk because i like the white part and she likes the yolk so its perfect!! LOL so how many eggs do you think i should give her?? I get them out of our chicken coop....we have chickens and cows and goats!!
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