Add This Complete Whole Food to Your Dog and Cat's Diet, How to Include Eggs In Your Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten's Diet, Serving Recommendations, Recipes and More

add this complete whole food to your dog and cat's diet, how to include eggs in your dog and cat's diet, serving recommendations, recipes and more
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In this article:
  1. What Type of Eggs Can Your Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten Have?
  2. How Often Can You Include Eggs in your Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten's Diet?
  3. Serving Recommendations
    1. Daily Serving Size, General Recommendations 
  4. How to Serve Eggs to Your Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten
    1. Raw Egg
      1. How to Serve Raw Egg to Your Dog and Cat
      2. Tip for Serving Egg to Small Dogs and Cats
      3. How About the Eggshell?
      4. Chemical Washing of Eggs
        1. USA and Canada
        2. The UK and the European Union
    2. How to Serve Cooked Eggs and Egg Recipes For Your Dog and Cat
      1. Boiled Egg Recipe
      2. Scrambled Egg Recipe or Fried Egg Recipe
      3. Pancake and Waffle Recipes (species appropriate, no carbs)
      4. Eggshell Powder Recipe 
      5. Natural Eggshell Membrane
 
eggs for dogs and cats - egg feeding guide and recipes

1.0 What Type of Eggs Can Your Dog, Puppy Cat and Kitten Have?

Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens can consume a variety of eggs. Eggs sourced from birds, domesticated poultry, land-fowl and waterfowl, for example:
Chicken
Duck
Emu
Goose
Grouse
Guinea Fowl
Partridge
Pheasant
Pigeon
Quail 
Turkey

2.0 How Often Can You Include Eggs in Your Dog, Puppy Cat and Kitten's Diet?

You can include eggs in your dog, puppy, cat and kitten's diet:

Daily.
Or, several days per week.
 
Choose based on your dog or cat's preference and your budget.

3.0 Serving Recommendations

3.1 Daily Serving Size, General Guidelines
 
Cats
1 tablespoon, 1x to 2x per day.

Extra-Small Dogs
1 tablespoon, 1 times to 2 times per day.

Small Dogs
to 2 tablespoons up to 1 small egg per day.

Medium Dogs
1 egg per day, medium to large egg.

Large Dogs
1 egg per day, medium to x-large egg.

X-Large Dogs
1 to 2 eggs per day, medium to x-large egg. 
 

3.0 How To Serve Eggs to Your Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten

3.1 Raw Eggs

3.1.1 How To Serve Raw Egg to Your Dog and Cat

raw eggs for dogs and cats
  1. Crack the eggshell on the side of your dog's food bowl.
  2. Place the entire egg (white and yolk) in the bowl and let your dog enjoy.
3.1.2 Tip for Serving Egg to Small Dogs and Cats
 
If the raw egg is for a cat or small dog:
  1. Crack the egg.
  2. Place the egg white and yolk in a small bowl.
  3. If you're using chicken eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs and other large eggs:
    1. Whisk the egg and yolk together.
    2. Measure out the serving size.
    3. Place the remaining whisked egg in a glass bowl or small glass jar, and store it in the refrigerator.
    4. You can store the raw whisked egg in a small glass container in the refrigerator for1 to 2 days.

3.1.3 How About The Eggshell?

You can serve the raw eggshell along with the egg.
 
Before offering eggshell to your dog, read section 3.1.4 below, then if you want to include the eggshell in your dog's diet:

.1 How to Serve Eggshell to Your Dog
 
Allow your dog to indicate (self-select) if she wants the eggshell:
  1. Toss the cracked eggshell into your dog's food bowl along with the egg yolk and white. 
  2.  If your dog wants the eggshell she will eat it willingly along with the egg yolk and egg white.
  3.  If your dog does not want the eggshell, respect her indication, don't force your dog to eat the eggshell.
  4.  Learn more about self-selection here.
If your dog does want the eggshell:
 
Don't worry about the edges of the cracked eggshell.
 
The cracked eggshell won't cut your dog's mouth. Your dog will crunch the shell up. Eggshell 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 eggshell out. You'll see further below, the eggshell has other nutritional uses.

Most cats aren't interested in crunching through cracked eggshell, just offer the egg yolk and white to your kitty.
  
 
3.1.4 Chemical Washing of Eggs 
 
Where and what to avoid and why...
 
.1 USA and Canada
 
If you're in the USA or Canada, and you'll be purchasing eggs from a retail store:
 
Before you decide to give your dog eggshell:
  1. Read about the chemical wash used in egg processing, in this article.
  2. You can look for a small local farmer that doesn't wash their eggs with chemicals.
.2 United Kingdom and the EU
  1. Eggs sold in the UK and the EU are not washed with chemicals.
 

3.1.2 How To Serve Cooked Eggs and Egg Recipes

.1 Boiled Egg Recipe for Dogs and Cats
boiled eggs for dogs and cats
  1. Fill your sauce pan with enough water to cover the egg(s).
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, place the egg(s) in the boiling water:
    1. Immediately turn the heat off.
    2. Leave the eggs sitting in the water as per below:
  4. For Soft Boiled Eggs (soft egg yolk, firm egg white)
    1. Leave the eggs in the water for 3 minutes, then remove the eggs from the water.
  5. For Medium Boiled Eggs (firmer egg yolk and egg white):
    1. Leave the eggs sitting in the water for 6 minutes.
  6. For Hard Boiled Eggs (firm egg yolk and firm egg white)
    1. Leave the eggs sitting in the water for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Once you've removed the egg from the water, place the egg in a bowl, allow the egg to cool.
  8. Peel the eggshell from the egg.
  9. Serve the boiled egg to your dog or cat.

.2 Scrambled Eggs Recipe or Fried Egg Recipe for Dogs and Cats
scrambled eggs recipe for dogs and cats
Basic Ingredients
  1. Egg.
  2. Coconut oil or grass fed-sourced butter.
Optional Ingredients:
  1. Cheese (grated, chunks or sliced)
    1. How to select a good cheese for your dog and cat:
    2. Go to this article
  2. Mushrooms, sliced or chopped (this ingredient is for dogs, not for cats)
    1. For a list of mushrooms you can use:
    2.  Go to this article.
  3. Sweet colour peppers, tomato, sliced or finely chopped (this ingredient is for dogs, not for cats)
    1. More vegetable options, go to this article.
  4. More optional ingredients:
    1. Go to this article.
 Preparation Instructions:
  1. Put the fry pan on a low heat setting.
  2. Place the coconut oil or butter in the pan.
  3. Crack the eggs and add the yolk and white to the pan.
  4. If including optional ingredients, mix with the egg and place in the fry pan.     
  5. Once the eggs start to cook, begin stirring the eggs for scrambled eggs. If you want to make fried eggs, just allow the eggs to cook - do not mix or stir the eggs.
  6. When the eggs are cooked to the desired texture (runny, soft-firm, or medium-firm), turn the heat off.
  7. Allow the eggs to cool to slightly warm or room temperature as your dog or cat prefers.
  8. The eggs are now ready to serve.

.3 Egg Pancake and Waffle Recipes for Dogs

egg pancake and waffle recipes for dogs

Species appropriate, no carbohydrates...
 
These are no-grain, no starchy carbs, pancake and waffle recipes that make a nutritious, fun:
  1. Healing meal.
  2. Treat.
  3. Doggie birthday cake.
These pancake and waffle recipes are:
  1. Starchy carbohydrate free.
  2. Species appropriate.
  3. Protein, vitamin, mineral rich.
Dog approved and tasty, and you can eat them too!
 
For the  pancake and waffle recipes for dogs.


.4 Eggshell Powder Recipe for Dogs and Cats

eggshell powder recipe for dogs and cats
 
how about that egg shell...
 
Eggshell powder is an excellent source of bioavailable calcium for dogs and cats.

Eggshell powder is a good source of calcium 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:
 
.5 Natural Egg Shell Membrane (NEM) 
 
eggshell membrane for dogs and cats
 
If your dog does not want to eat the raw eggshell and you aren't using the eggshells to make eggshell powder, do this...
 
The membrane of the eggshell is very good for your dog and cat's joint health.

Eggshell membrane is easy to peel away from raw eggshell. NEM is a simple natural whole food supplement you can add to your dog or cat's meal.

Learn more about:
  1. Health benefits of NEM.
  2. Preparation instructions.

4.0  Learn More About Eggs for Your Dog and Cat 

nutritional benefits of eggs for dogs and cats

4.1 Nutritional Benefits of Eggs
 
Learn about the nutritional benefits of eggs for your dog and cat:
 
4.2 How To Select Eggs for Your Dog and Cat
 
Learn how to select the best eggs for your dog and cat:
 
4.3 How Safe Are Eggs for Dogs and Cats, Myths and Truths
 
Learn how to select the best eggs for your dog and cat:
 
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