Don’t just feed egg yolks to your dog, feed the WHOLE egg – yes – the white, the shell and yolk – together, here’s why:
You are most likely already aware that RAW eggs (in their whole form) are a complete food source for dogs. They’re a complete source of amino acids, and they contain vitamin A, vitamin B2, B5, B12, Selenium, Zinc, vitamin K, Phosphorus, Folate, iron, and essential fatty acids. In addition, one raw egg contains 147 mg of choline, an essential nutrient important for:
- Healthy brain function and nervous system: Choline is required to make acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter. It’s involved in memory, muscle movement, regulating heartbeat and other basic functions.
- Cell structure: It is needed to make fats that support the structural integrity of cell membranes
- Cell messaging: It is involved in the production of compounds that act as cell messengers.
- Fat transport and metabolism: It is essential for making a substance required for removing cholesterol from your liver. Inadequate choline may result in fat and cholesterol buildup in your liver
- DNA synthesis: Choline and other vitamins, such as B12 and folate, help with a process that’s important for DNA synthesis.
Raw eggs are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin. These important antioxidants protect the eyes and may reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases.
The shell contains bioavailable, digestible Calcium and is good for their teeth and digestion.
Another healthy ingredient often overlooked for nutritional value in eggs is Avidin…
Avidin is a tetrameric biotin-binding protein produced in the oviducts of birds, reptiles and amphibians and deposited in the whites of their eggs.
Avidin, found in raw egg whites, is very important for cellular growth, fatty acid metabolism, and a good skin and coat. Although pet owners are warned against avidin, it would take an extraordinary amount of raw eggs to create this deficiency. Besides, the egg yolk has plenty of biotin. This is why it’s important to serve the whole, raw egg. There’s magic in the combination of avidin and biotin.
Eggshell membrane shows joint health benefits:
Eggshell membrane consists of fibrous proteins, including collagen type 1, as well as other bio active components such as glycoaminoglycans, dermatan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and sulfated glycoproteins including hexosamines, such as glucosamine. Other components identified in eggshell membranes are hyaluronic acid, sialic acid, desmosine isodesmosine, ovotransferrin, lysyl oxidase, lysozyme, and ?-N-acetylglucosaminidase.
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Please Note: Only feed egg shells and eggshell membranes from pastured hens. Store bought eggs are washed in an antibacterial solution that is not meant to be eaten.