Cage-free local farm eggs are my go-to breakfast for my dogs when I’m looking to break up the rotation, or when I’ve struck a wrong note with something new.
Like, for example, when I learn that Pearl doesn’t care for the Answers pork formula, an egg is my backup plan.
So, I keep them on hand in the fridge.
Eggs are nearly a perfect food. Some might say they’re a Superfood. (wink wink, nudge nudge).
They are loaded with protein, essential amino acids, good fats, vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients. They contain antioxidants that are particularly good for the eyes. They are full of iron, phosphorous, and selenium, as well as Vitamins A, B2, B12, and B5.
Although they contain cholesterol, they do not elevate cholesterol levels in the blood stream (the butter and cheese you add to those scrambled eggs, and the salt and bacon, and gravy or whatever else you pile on are to blame for your high cholesterol. The egg by itself won’t do it).
Eggs will make your dog’s coat so soft. Velveteen Puggy, for real.
And, eggs are CHEAP, yo!
I buy a dozen at the farmer’s market for $3. For my dogs, that’s 12 meals at a quarter each.
Convenient, too. A wHOLe week of breakfast sitting right there.
Easy peas-y lemon squeeze-y.
I can hear your question, though, kids:
“Do I just feed them the wHOLe raw egg, or what?”
Here’s what I do:
- 1 raw egg, beaten and mixed with
- 1 oz raw goat’s milk
- 1/2 oz fresh blueberries
Breakfast. Is. Served.
pugs & kisses,