|Last years basket|
Eggs are one of the easiest, cheapest, and healthiest things you can give your dog for Easter, or any other time of year. Like many concerned pet owners I feed my dogs high end grain free kibble but I still worry that my dogs are not getting the nutritional benefit they would from a fresh diet. To help boost the nutritional value of their food I regularly add fresh foods such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cooked meat, and eggs.
Dogs need high quality protein and eggs are just that. In addition to protein they have plenty of vitamins and minerals, and as I mentioned before they are cheap. Egg can be fed to dogs raw or cooked, I prefer cooked since my dogs don't regularly eat a raw diet. However, I have fed raw eggs when I was sure of the eggs source, i.e. from a local farmers market.
Once large egg has about 70 calories which is a fine daily kibble topper for an active medium to large dog, for smaller dogs you can divide the eggs or serve every other day and reduce the kibble as needed. In home cooked diets egg shells are often recommended as a source of calcium, but if your dog is eating kibble then you should remove the shell to avoid giving your dog too much calcium. The shell should also be removed on any eggs that are not organic.
Of course dogs could care less if the eggs are dyed:
|The finished eggs|