Eggs and Eggshells: To Eat Or Not To Eat, That Is The Question

Eggshells and natural eggshell membrane is loaded with calcium carbonate amongst many other beneficial things for your pet and you. So why does that matter to your dog? 

Let us first decipher the difference between raw eggs vs. hardboiled eggs. It’s pretty simple.

  • Raw Eggs: I myself do not feed raw eggs to my gang. You do not know what bacteria could be on or in the egg. Raw eggs can contain pathogens that IS WHY I PREFER HARDBOILED 
  • Hardboiled Eggs: Boiling your eggs prior to feeding your pet will take THE GUESS WORK OUT OF IT

Let’s get technical! We have calcium carbonate in the shell

Eggshell membranes contain:

  • Primarily composed of fibrous proteins such as collagen type I. 
  • Glycosaminoglycans, such as dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and sulfated glycoproteins including hexosamines, such as glucosamine. 
  • Hyaluronic acid, sialic acid, desmosine and isodesmosine, ovotransferrin, lysyl oxidase, lysozyme, and β-N-acetylglucosaminidase.

Egg whites are a great source of protein, phosphorus, magnesium and tons of potassium

Egg yolks contain:

  • Yes, egg yolks do carry cholesterol and saturated fat. However, many nutrients are contained in that yolk, such as your fat-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids among other nutrients. 
  • More actual nutrients verses the egg whites. Please refer to the chart below for further details!

Here at the Dining Dog and Friends we believe the egg and eggshells are the perfect food. All of the above is contributory to your dogs overall strength, endurance and performance throughout its longevity. Especially for joints, connective tissues, bone strength, healing and more!

Now…Let’s prepare your pups perfect egg!

The important thing you must remember is the utilization of clean water. Meaning reverse osmosis, distilled or spring water when boiling your eggs. Please do not use municipal sourced water as it may contain chlorine and fluoride among other things. We must remember…an egg is porous which means penetrable. It can absorb unwanted chemicals and pollutants from your water SOURCE thus being transferred to your pet. Please allow the egg to cool and let your babies go for an Easter Egg hunt.  TO YOUR PETS HEALTH!