Can Dogs and Cats Eat Raw Eggs?
People are often surprised at the thought of feeding their dog or cat raw eggs. False claims have been made that they’re too high in cholesterol or over-the-top fears that their pet will get salmonella from raw eggs. But, truth be told, just like raw meat for cats and raw meat for dogs are good for them, raw eggs can be very nutritious for pets!
Are Eggs Good For Dogs and Cats?
Raw eggs are a good source of protein, as well as being rich in vitamin A, folate, riboflavin flat, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and fatty acids. Another part of the egg which is often disposed of is the shell. The shell is also loaded with high amounts of calcium and other vitamin and minerals.
Whole raw eggs are great for your pet's skin and coat and strong bones and teeth. But as with many things, you can have too much of a good thing. Egg whites are a biotin inhibitor, which means they slow the production of the naturally created avidin, biotin (a B vitamin important for cellular growth and fat metabolism). So feeding too many eggs (without the yolk) could be detrimental over an extended period of time. On the flip side (pun intended), egg yolks are rich in Biotin, so if the whole egg is fed, they basically cancel each other out.
We recommend using free-range/ organic or cage-free eggs to your pet's diet. For more information contact us Raw & Fresh.