Well I may not be as lucky as my mate Mawson, seriously his Mum made him poached eggs with the fresh eggs from their chickens!
So let’s talk eggs. Yummo! Super easy and really good for me.
Let’s cover that nutritional stuff first. Yep eggs are good for us dogs. Eggs are also one of the most complete sources of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. That means it is good for muscle development and muscle repair. They also contain Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium and Fatty Acids. Wow lots of good stuff in that little shell. And oh yeah the shell. Either giving us the egg whole, i.e. with shell on or crushing up the shell and spreading it on my food is also a great source of Calcium.
Now the raw vs cooked debate. Mum and I aren’t experts in this but I will say I enjoy them both ways. There is a slight risk of salmonella with raw ends so if you are concerned than go forth and cook. There are nutritional benefits in leaving raw but either way they are still a great addition to a dog’s diet.
The other watch out is biotin deficiency. Biotin (Vitamin H) is important for muscle formation, growth, digestion and can be used in managing allergies and skin conditions. So it is good stuff. So with all the good stuff in eggs the raw egg white do contain avidin, which is a Biotin inhibitor. The flip side is that egg yolks are very high in biotin. So guess what… just eat the whole egg and like most thing just don’t over do it. It should be part of a balanced and mixed diet… I mean that is why we are doing an A to Z so we give you lots of ideas.
Now how do you serve them up, unless you are Mawson and they come poached thanks to his Mum (my Mum… please take note)?
- Well the easiest way is to either hand over the whole egg, shell on and all, or simply crack the end into a bowl.
- You can do all the things you humans do with it. Just remember the No-No dog stuff like onions.
- Eggs are an ingredient in many of the baked dog treats in the 1st World Dog Recipe Book too.
So there you have E is for Eggs. Happy Foodie Friday everyone. It’s now time for me to eat.
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