Some people believe that eggs are too high in cholesterol and they pose a risk of salmonella. This is simply not true! Eggs are affordable and a safe source of raw food for your Scottie, they are one of the most complete and nutritious meals you can choose! They are packed with amino acids, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium and Fatty Acids.
Egg whites also contain enzyme inhibitors which can interfere with digestion but that just means that eggs should not be the mainstay of the diet. It is perfectly safe to feed several eggs a week to the average dog. If you don’t see evidence of digestive upset when feeding eggs to your Scottie, then they should have no trouble if eggs are a regular part of their diet.
Eggs are best whole and raw!
When feeding your dog eggs on a regular basis, simply make sure they get the whole egg, not just the white. Eggs do contain salmonella but dogs are well equipped to handle the bacteria in raw foods.
If you give your dog eggs with the shell on, they are a nearly complete food. It is especially a great idea to feed eggs shell and all as the shells can provide lots of calcium for dogs that struggle with eating bones. You can dry the shells out and grind them in a clean coffee grinder until they are powdered and sprinkle the powder on your dog’s food. Eggs are cheap, available and they provide an excellent source of nutrition for your dog. The health benefits of eggs certainly outweigh the risks – and feeding eggs whole, the way nature intended, goes a long way toward counteracting harmful imbalances.
Try feeding your Scottie a few eggs a week and you’ll see better health, inside and out.
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