Eggs Updated on: March 30th, 2019

Eggs are laid by poultry and are an important source of nutrition for not only many predators, but for the chick living inside it. Inside the egg are all the nutrients necessary to grow a new chicken. Eggs are also one of the most complete sources of amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

why we feed

Eggs contain Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Fatty Acids. Eggs fed raw and with the shell on is nearly a complete food source for dogs. The shells can also be valuable for dogs who have difficulty eating bones and makes a great source of calcium. It is important to remember that many eggs are sprayed with a chemical to make them look shiny, so it is best to get your eggs from a local organic farmer.

how to feed

Eggs should be fed raw so that your pup can benefit from all of the nutrients in its raw state. Feeding cooked eggs is OK, but once anything goes through a process, nutrients can be lossed. Cracking a raw egg over your pet's raw diet or kibble a few times a week is highly recommended.

Additional info

Besides chicken eggs, great options for different eggs are quail and duck eggs! You can even feed ostrich eggs, too of course (in small intervals...and if you can source them!)