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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Eggs for Dogs, Cats - How Much Egg to Serve, Raw, Cooked and Recipes Your Guide to Eggs Part Four






Part Four of your Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs and Cats...

Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition for your dog and cat's health.

In this part of the Guide you'll find advice on:
  • How often to include egg in your dogs and cat's diet.
  • How much egg to serve your dog and cat.
  • How to serve raw egg.
  • How to serve cooked egg.
  • Egg recipes for your dog and cat.

How Often to Include Egg in Your Dogs and Cat's Diet


Include egg in your dogs and cats diet:
πŸ₯š Several days a week, or;
πŸ₯š Daily.

How Much Egg to Serve Your Dog and Cat


🐈 Cat
πŸ₯„ 1 tablespoon, 1 times to 2 times per day.

πŸ• Extra-Small Dog
πŸ₯„ 1 tablespoon, 1 times to 2 times per day.

πŸ• Small Dog
πŸ₯„πŸ₯š 2 tablespoons up to 1 small egg per day.

🐩 Medium Dog
πŸ₯š 1 egg per day, medium to large egg.

🐩 Large Dog
πŸ₯š 1 egg per day, medium to large egg.

🐩 X-Large Dog
πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 1 to 2 eggs per day, medium to large egg. 

Treats Anyone? Egg is a Perfect Whole Food Treat


Think Eggs.

If you're currently using pet store treats offer egg instead. By doing so you improve your companion animal's diet and you avoid all the nasty food additives.

How to Serve Raw Egg


It's so simple!

Crack the egg shell on the side of your dog's food bowl.
Place the entire egg (white yolk and cracked shell) in the bowl and let your dog enjoy!

Don't worry about the edges of the cracked egg shell. The cracked shell won't cut your dog's mouth. Your dog will crunch the shell up. Egg shell in large or small pieces won't harm a dog's mouth or gastrointestinal track.

If your dog doesn't like the shell give her the egg white and yolk. But don't throw the sell out! You'll see further below the shell has other nutritional uses.

Most cats aren't interested in crunching through cracked egg shell. A kitty's interest is in the white and yolk!

If the raw egg is for a cat or small dog:
  • Crack the egg.
  • Place the egg white and yolk in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the egg and yolk together then serve.
  • You can store the raw whisked egg in a small glass container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

How To Serve Cooked Egg - Recipes


If you want to keep it simple offer...

Boiled Egg πŸ₯š
  • Boil, cool to room temperature and serve.

Scrambled Eggs 🍳
  • Scramble eggs in a fry pan with a little cold-pressed unrefined organic coconut oil.
  • Allow the eggs to cool.
  • Serve slightly warm or room temperature.
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • You can add cheese.
  • See this scrambled egg recipe for dogs and cats.

Frittata πŸ₯šπŸ§€πŸ„πŸ₯¦πŸ…
You can make your dog and cat frittata with these ingredients...
  • Eggs.
  • Cheese - find out what's good and what's not here.
  • Mushrooms - see a list of dog and cat-safe and healthy mushrooms here.
  • Veggies -  sweet color peppers, fresh tomato and other options here.

Pancakes and Waffle Recipes πŸ₯ž

These are no-grain, no starchy carbs pancake and waffles that make a fun:
  • Healing meal.
  • Treat.
  • Doggie birthday cake!
Species appropriate pancake and waffle recipes for dogs here.

And how about that egg shell...

Egg Shell Powder Recipe 🍚

Eggshell powder is an excellent source of bioavailable calcium for dogs and cats.

Try ground egg shell powder if your dog or cat is on a raw diet but not doing well with whole or finely ground bone.

If you've considered making your dogs and cat's food this may be your inspiration to get started!

For the egg shell powder recipe go here.

Not making eggshell powder? Try this...

Natural Egg Shell Membrane (NEM) πŸ’ͺ🏻

The membrane of the eggshell is very good for your dogs and cats joint health.

Egg shell membrane is easy to peel away from raw egg shell. NEM is a simple natural whole food supplement you can add to your dogs or cat's meal.

You can read more about health benefits of NEM here.

Your Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs:

πŸ₯š Part I -     Simply Good Eggs for Dogs and Cats
                        A Complete Food to a Perfect Food

πŸ₯š Part II -   How Wholesome is That Egg for Your Dog, Cat? 
                        How to Select the Best Eggs!

πŸ₯š Part III - How Safe Are Eggs for Dogs and Cats?
                       Myths and Truths

⭐️ Part IV - Eggs for Dogs, Cats - How Much Egg to Serve
                       Raw, Cooked and Recipes

Holistic Wellness Services Holistic Behaviorist Services

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My Client Services are Available Worldwide
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUSA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Canada
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Consultations and Sessions
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🚢In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•

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I don’t sell food or supplements. 
I am NOT aligned with any companies. 
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

How Safe Are Eggs for Your Dog, Cat? Myths and Truths about Biotin, Salmonella, and Chemical Egg Wash



Part III of Your Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs and Cats... 

How Safe are Eggs for Dogs and Cats? Eggs can be a source of valuable nutrition for dogs and cats...

But there's myths that discourage people from feeding eggs to dogs and cats. Confusion and rumors over biotin and salmonella. It's time for the truth so your dog and cat can enjoy the amazing nutritional value of eggs!

We need to talk about:
  • Biotin and Avidin.
  • Salmonella.
  • Chemical Washing Agents.

Have you Heard of Biotin Deficiency?


Biotin is an essential B vitamin your dog and cat need to remain healthy. Biotin is necessary for healthy fur, nail, skin, metabolic and neurological health.

Eggs yolks contain biotin.

Egg whites contain avidin.

Consumption of egg white (no yolk) leaves avidin free to bind with biotin already present in the dog or cat's body. Regular consumption of unbound aviden can cause biotin deficiency.

The solution is simple and nutritious always give the egg white and yolk together. The aviden in the white binds to the biotin in the yolk. When consumed the avidin cannot rob the body of biotin.

Cooking egg prevents avidin from blocking biotin absorption. But cooking denatures valuable enzymes present in egg. 

Companion animals diagnosed as biotin deficient should consume cooked egg, not raw egg. Companion animals at risk of deficiency due to drugs (ie. anti-seizure medications) should consume cooked egg.


Salmonella Poisoning from Raw Eggs, Concerned?


Not an issue...

Pasture sourced eggs are clean as pastured hens don't live, stand and lie down in excrement and filth.

Pastured hens' species appropriate diet supports a healthy immune system and gut biome. The hens' reproductive tract is not riddled with bad bacteria.

Pasture sourced eggs not washed with chemical cleaners can sit on a counter for days. Naturally good and bacteria-free no need for refrigeration.
 

Yes, can be an issue...

Factory farm battery cage, enriched colony, and cage-free sourced eggs have high bacteria-counts.

Hens live (sit, sleep, lay their eggs) in filthy conditions. Hens eat a diet that creates overgrowth of bad bacteria. Forced molts harm already weakened immunity. The root-cause of salmonella-tainted eggs is poor farm husbandry practices.


Chemical Washing of Eggs πŸ§ͺ


According to the USDA and Health Canada regulations all eggs must undergo chemical-rinse. The chemicals destroy bad bacteria and "remove stains" (excrement, blood etc.). Bacteria and stains resulting from unnatural living conditions. The chemical-wash also destroys the eggs' natural protective layer.

When a hen is about to lay an egg her body excretes a liquid coating to cover the egg. The coating surrounds the egg with a protective cuticle. The cuticle prevents bad bacteria from entering the shell, membrane, white and yolk. The cuticle also keeps essential moisture and carbon dioxide in the egg. The cuticle is a non-toxic preservative that provides natural antimicrobial protection and impermeability.

Chemical detergent-wash destroys the egg cuticle. Thousands of tiny pores in the shell become exposed.

To help reseal the open pores eggs go through an intensive drying process. But any exposure to moisture including condensation results in pore reopening. 

These eggs need refrigeration to avoid salmonella contamination.

In the UK adherence to good animal husbandry is the norm so chemical-washing if eggs isn't required. Eggs remain fresh, have no toxic residue and don't need refrigeration.

What's in Chemical Wash?

The chemical wash contains corrosive toxic and environment-damaging substances such as:
⚠️ Chlorine. 
⚠️ Polyethylene glycol.
⚠️ Sodium tripolyphosphate.
⚠️ Coloring agents.
⚠️ Caustic soda. 
Less noxious substances include iodine and ozone.
And yes, water.

Chemical detergent wash products include the following warnings:
πŸ†˜ Corrosive.
πŸ†˜ Harmful if swallowed.
πŸ†˜ Contact may cause immediate pain.
πŸ†˜ Inhalation of vapors cause respiratory irritation or damage.
πŸ†˜ Take-off and destroy shoes contaminated with detergent. 

After the chemical wash eggs get a warm water wash. The warm water wash does not remove all chemical residue. 

Pink Color Egg White - Bacteria Spoilage 🦠


If you crack an egg open and see pinkish color egg white; discard the egg. Pink color egg white indicates presence of bad bacteria. Most common are Pseudomonas bacteria or flavorbacterium.


Food Sensitivity


Some dogs and cats that are allergic to chicken are not allergic to chicken eggs. Other dogs and cats that are allergic to chicken are also allergic to chicken eggs. These individuals may or may not be allergic to other bird eggs. For a list of varieties of eggs you can offer your dog see Part 1 of my Guide To Eggs for Dogs and Cats.

Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs:

 

πŸ₯š Part I -     Simply Good Eggs for Dogs and Cats
                        A Complete Food to a Perfect Food

πŸ₯š Part II -   How Wholesome is That Egg for Your Dog, Cat? 
                        How to Select the Best Eggs!

πŸ₯š Part III - How Safe Are Eggs for Dogs and Cats?
                       Myths and Truths

⭐️ Part IV - Eggs for Dogs, Cats - How Much Egg to Serve
                       Raw, Cooked and Recipes


Holistic Wellness Services Holistic Behaviorist Services


Do you need support and guidance tailored to suit your needs? Individual support is available through my client services.

My Client Services are Available Worldwide
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUSA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Canada
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§UK
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊAustralia
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊEurope
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·Costa Rica and other Central American Countries
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺUnited Arab Emirates
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺSweden and other Scandinavian Countries
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬Singapore and other Countries in Asia

Consultations and Sessions
πŸ“§Email
πŸ“žPhone
πŸ“±FaceTime
πŸ“±FaceBook video or voice
πŸ’»Skype
πŸ“–Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit
🚢In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•

Affiliations to Companies - none.
I don’t sell food or supplements. 
I am NOT aligned with any companies. 
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.