Can my dog ?? have an egg ?
Raw or cooked? With peel, or without? Give an egg to your dog or cat, how do you do that?
Look on the internet and you get a lot of different opinions about giving eggs to your animal. ‘Always cook first’, one believes. ‘No, just give it raw’, says the other. ‘Peeling’ is the one advice. ‘Complete with peel’, advises another.
There are undoubtedly animals that have no problem eating a whole egg, with skin and all. But it will just be your animal that chokes on too big a piece … That is why we are always very careful about giving a standard advice.
An egg is a good source of protein for your animal. We therefore process egg powder in a number of our foods. Occasionally giving an egg to your pet is fine, but not necessary if your dog or cat gets a good, complete diet. Of course, such an extra is! Many animals are fond of egg.
We are always very careful with giving a standard advice.
Do you want to give an egg?
If you want to give your animal egg, we recommend the following. Always give the egg:
1. Cooked. Especially because of the danger of salmonella, a bacterium that can lead to unpleasant symptoms. Not even your dog or cat, but especially children and the elderly can be susceptible to it.
2. Peeled. This prevents sharp pieces of eggshell from causing problems.
3. In pieces. This is to prevent choking and suffocation.
Enjoy, but in moderation!
An egg falls into the category of supplementary food, extras that your pet gets on top of his regular diet. At Prins we always insist that you should only give supplementation in moderation. That we are so ‘strict’ in this is because we often see in practice that supplementary feeding is the cause of overweight and digestive disorders. So you also feed egg in moderation!