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Old 14-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Raw egg + Lab Coat; Unscientific results!

We took Monty to the vets last month as he had some red dry patches around his groin. The vet diagnosed it as a fungal infection (can't remember what it was called!) and suggested we washed the area with medicated shampoo every other day.

All cleared up now; but she also mentioned he does have quite a dry coat. We've added salmon oil to his food for a year or so now but agree his coat is a bit rough. We only wash him twice a year but he goes swimming every day in the local stream and we towel dry him

A colleague suggested a raw egg (I noticed another recent posted had tried this but dog didn't like it). So I've been adding a raw egg to Monty's food every 5 days or so for a month now and the difference is AMAZING. He's almost got that puppy-soft fur back and it's so shiney, I can almost see myself in it. My folks have been away for a couple of weeks and it was the first thing they mentioned on return.

So although wholey unscientific, it seems to be working for us and Monty does enjoy it. Something I will be keeping up with from now on!

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We always gave our dogs a raw egg, back in the days when we had chickens. But then the salmonella scare arrived with shop brought eggs so we stopped. But the story now is that eggs are nor salmonella free, so it should be no problem now.

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My two girls get raw egg regularly and also oily fish both have lovely soft coats, I know you said he is on millies. Is he on a fish based one? I found those to be the best for their coats
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Yes, he loves the ones with trout or salmon in them but we do have to alternate as he can be a bit of a fuss pot!

We're going to try the low fat one next order too as he's got to lose 3 kg!
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Yes, he loves the ones with trout or salmon in them but we do have to alternate as he can be a bit of a fuss pot!

We're going to try the low fat one next order too as he's got to lose 3 kg!
Cola was on the low fat ones for a while. She loved both of them
Tracker kibble is denser and heavier than the highland. the highland ones are like Rice Krispie texture (not explaining it very well lol) you get more biscuits for the weight with highland which makes it look like more in the bowl
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My two get a raw egg probably once a week ish, usually as a top up when I've not got enough food out of the freezer! They're so careful at taking it out of their bowls and not cracking the shell so they can eat the rest of their food first quickly and then crack open the egg!

UK eggs are safe these days, and probably always were, I've even eaten a few raw myself!
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I'm no scientist, but they do say that hair is formed mainly from protein, eggs are very rich in protein, so it kinda all makes sense that their coats will thrive!
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UK eggs are safe these days, and probably always were, I've even eaten a few raw myself!
Must say, I've never fancied a raw egg myself. Fried, scrambled or boiled yes, but not raw.

It was Edwina Currie that started the salmonella scare back in the 80's. Got a lot of stick for it from the egg producers at the time.

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Lab coats shouldn’t really be soft at all but fairly coarse with a soft undercoat.
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Lab coats shouldn’t really be soft at all but fairly coarse with a soft undercoat.
My yellow girl has a very soft silky coat apart from her lower back. My black girl has a courser coat but still pretty soft and silky
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