Let's set the record straight on raw eggs. Whether we're talking about you or your dog, here's what you should know. Including tips on washing and storage few people know.
Between Sandra and I, we have over 100 years of experience on the topic and are ready to spill the beans in this Dog Talk Tuesday so come on in and have a listen because we're going to answer a few questions you didn't even know you had.
No matter how you slice it, eggs are whole food nutrition. We know they're full of protein, vitamins and healthy fats right?
I eat them regularly (and I've always had low cholesterol so let's not even get into that old wives tale.)
Let's look at the parts again.
Ah, pure perfect protein. Unfortunately, many people think this is the only good part of the egg. Sure it's full of easily digested protein but it's only part of the package and we have to remember that Mother Nature is smart. Whole foods have balanced nutrients making them more useful to the body and are usually more digestible that way as well.
This could be my favorite part and I have to laugh when anyone thinks the yolk is bad for them or their dog. Everyone needs fat! Your brain can't function without it. Plus egg yokes also have Vitamin A, iron, Omega 3 and a host of other nutrients.
and why I'm jealous of Lulu
Lulu can eat the shells and I can't! Talk about a great source of calcium for dogs. Now, let's break it down.
full of calcium and when eaten with the egg, it is a perfect food because the shell helps the rest of the egg digest. Here are a few other things calcium does.
There was a time long ago when I was afraid my dogs might get cut somehow by the shell. Back then raw chicken bones bothered me too. Obviously I'd been listening to the wrong folks and not looking at what dogs would naturally eat.
Now I know better and so do you.
I found that old video I mentioned of Lulu eating a raw egg.
Funny, I still have that rug and I may have it forever. It's Lulu's rug. The one place she is allowed to eat her raw bones and other possibly icky stuff.
PS. A little story: Staying at a cabin many years ago I heard something outside one evening and opened the door to find a raccoon nosing around. I ran to the kitchen and got an egg. I set it down and closed the door.
The next evening there was what sounded like a knock at the door. I opened it to find she had returned with babies in tow. Out came 3 eggs from my fridge. She cracked each one and set it in front of each baby.
Funny how in the wild, an animal knows just how much of a treat a raw egg is.