willyg44 wrote:Can anyone tell me if these tips on this site are all factual? Especially the substituting eggs for organ meat? Thanks.
i take issue with a few things on that site.
RAW LIVER - give 2-3 pieces 3 times a week, or any other organ meat; heart, kidney or tripe. Dogs must have organ meat weekly – lack of taurine – an amino acid abundant in hearts will cause dogs to seizure.
as far as i'm concerned, liver is NOT optional. i feed about 5% of my dogs diet as liver, and 5% as kidney/spleen/other organ. heart is a muscle meat, not an organ.
RAW EGG YOLK – Raw egg yolk – one or more daily. Boiled or scrambled eggs are fine too. Offer raw egg yolk to the dogs you are not feeding raw liver or other raw organ meats. Be sure you use egg yolks from chickens fed free range - it will say so on the box. I highly recommend one egg daily to all dogs. Give 7 or more raw egg yolks and nothing else is necessary on days you are very busy
wow, don't even know where to begin.
egg is NOT a substitute for liver. does my dog get the occasional egg? of course! she loves them, and they add variety. seven egg yolks in one day, and nothing else? umm... can we say "tapass"?
i also don't agree with supplementing with vitamin C. a healthy dog should produce that anyways, and i've read that over supplementing it can cause the dogs natural production of the vitamin to go out of whack.