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Are you thinking of adding eggs to your dog’s diet?
As an affordable food, with plenty of vitamins and minerals as well as protein, the idea would seem to make a lot of sense.
Feeding your dog an egg or two will not harm them. On the contrary, it’s generally healthy to share.
Perhaps you’re concerned for your canine due to the cholesterol aspect? Honestly, it’s not a factor if you simply limit your dog’s portions.
Keep reading to learn more…
Your Dog Can Eat Eggs
We feed them to our dogs boiled.
Interestingly, the calcium in egg shells is excellent for dogs. And the yolk, where many of the other nutrients are found, is beneficial as well.
FYI: Canines are less prone to cholesterol risks and the associated diseases. After all, they don’t live as long.
It is well known that dogs thrive on protein.
Eggs have a bunch but also essential amino acids. They are also fairly low in calories!
Folks who eat eggs for breakfast tend to have more energy throughout the day. There is no reason why this can’t be true for your pet dog.
Here is an idea:
Mix in some egg with regular chow for a fantastic protein boost!
Super Food For Fido
Besides the protein, eggs contain plenty of vitamin D. This works in tandem with calcium (found in eggs as well) for nutrient absorption.
You can expect healthy bones and teeth.
A lesser known benefit is Choline which is an excellent essential vitamin. Iron and selenium are in abundance as well.
Think of eggs as a super supplement for your dog.
They are also a great source of iodine which ensures a healthy thyroid.
Last but not least…
The vitamin E, zinc, Riboflavin and fatty acids are outstanding.
A Downside For Dogs?
When feeding your dog eggs do consider that egg whites contain enzyme inhibitors which sometimes affects digestion.
So just be sure to limit portions to just a few per week. Then, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Overall, eggs are a fantastic feeding choice.
Raw Eggs And Shells
Feeding raw eggs is a bit controversial.
Consider that dogs have quick and short digestive tracts. As such, some raw egg is unlikely to be harmful.
Quite the opposite in fact…
Raw eggs and even the shells can improve your dog’s coat. The unaltered proteins will keep fur shiny which is an indication of good health.
Regarding eggshells, again they’re quite beneficial — this type of calcium is very desirable for dogs.
One Caveat: Animals in poor health or those with weakened immune systems should not be fed raw eggs because any sort of contamination could cause complications.
The Bottom Line
It is smart to occasionally feed your dog eggs including shells and yolks.
Keep servings to a few each week. Do that and cholesterol is, thankfully, not a concern.
The nutrients in this budget-friendly food are absolutely beneficial for dogs too!