Egg shells - Good or no

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Egg shells - Good or no

Postby Tytanium » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:53 pm

I heard or read something about egg shells being a good source of calcium for animals.... several questions come to mind:

1) True or false

2) are egg shells an appropriate source of calcium for dogs

3) If 1) = true and 2) = yes....... how much is enough or too much

My pup is currently on a Timberwolf / Natures Variety / Merrick kibble rotation diet with the occasional can of Merrick wet food. He also gets about a tea spoon of Salmon Oil each day.

He's dropping his puppy teeth (adult teeth are pushing them out) and he can grow a new tooth in about 4 days. My wife and I are amazed at how fast our Pup grows his new teeth. Given this growth period I was thinking a calcium supplement (as natural as possible) might do him some good.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Postby Libby » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:58 pm

Well, I just give the shells when I give them raw eggs once a week. I grind them up into almost a powder, though, otherwise I'm afraid they will cut themselves, AND they wont eat them whole, picky dogs that they are :)

But yes, egg shells are an excellant source of calcium.


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Postby barbponys » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:37 pm

I have one dog that loves the shells. He will eat 4 egg shells when I make sunday breakfast. None of the other really like them. I don't grind them, just hand them to him, I can tell when he's had enough, he just licks them but won't actually take them from me. He usually gets 2 or 3.

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Postby vader15 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:30 pm

i ddnt know that egg shes can be fed to dogs hmmm..
does ur dog dont get cut when u feed him/her egg shells?
r u sure its ok?

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Postby EmmasMom » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:46 pm

I feed Emma a whole egg and crush up the egg shells really fine a few times a month, she loves it and has never had a problem.

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Postby MuttsMom » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:53 pm

We have chickens so my dogs get fresh eggs quite a bit, they love them. I hand them out straight from the nest :) They usually will break a small hole in the shell and lick the insides out... then eat the shell. Although I have one who never eats the shell, but the others take care of that!

Been doing this for several years and never had a problem.

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Postby X-girl » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:01 pm

There are lots of threads in this section on feeding eggs. Do a search so you can get some additional info on the topic.

I feed Lola an egg every so often but I do not give her the whites. I found when I did she would break out in welt-like hives. I cannot determine if it gets caused by the whites alone or the combination of whites and shell so I just err on the side of caution and eliminate the whites.

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Postby snatch1 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:34 pm

snatch is 4 months old and eats a whole hard boiled egg every sunday night with no prob shell and all.

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Postby beckerhead » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:57 am

egg shells, OK, whole egg, MUCH better. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby akaspaddero » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:35 am

My pups get one every day (they are on a raw prey diet)...Hope i am not giving too much

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Postby KristenD » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:38 pm

akaspaddero wrote:My pups get one every day (they are on a raw prey diet)...Hope i am not giving too much


One thing I noticed when we gave our dog an egg a day was the awful gas it gave him. It was awful and smelled like sulfur (for obvious reasons). It was mostly eliminated when we gave them every other day.

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Postby chewbecca » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:59 pm

If you're feeding meat without bone, you need to add calcium. This is what eggshells are for.

It's a 1/2 tsp of powdered shells per pound of meat.

This is how I do it when Ella gets raw. :))

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Postby *leenie* » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:40 pm

my hermit crabs get crushed eggs shell once a week. Its a great source of calcium. So i think it would be the same for dogs if crushed into a fine powder

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Postby missmolly » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:36 pm

i tried feeding molly an egg and she about made me pass out later from smell of her nasty gas!!

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Postby vader15 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:33 am

MuttsMom wrote:We have chickens so my dogs get fresh eggs quite a bit, they love them. I hand them out straight from the nest :) They usually will break a small hole in the shell and lick the insides out... then eat the shell. Although I have one who never eats the shell, but the others take care of that!

Been doing this for several years and never had a problem.


whole egg...i can give em the whole egg?


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