Yes, I agree to an extend.
An egg is an egg but what’s inside the egg can be of great difference and eggs are extremely healthy for your dog.
The proof is in the yolk
There are significant differences between a pasture raised egg - basically chickens are roaming free all day in a pasture eating grass and other plants, worms and bugs with usually some grain at night to get them inside to protect them from predators and the elements.
Conventional eggs - are raised in egg laying facilities without the access to the outdoors solely relying on grains and usually synthetic vitamins and minerals.
The chickens natural diet are insects.
Studies showed that farm fresh pastures raised eggs are higher in nutrients, taste better and are overall healthier.
Especially for your dog (who are still mostly highly processed foods fed, and are fortified with chemically made vitamins and minerals benefit greatly from farm fresh pasture raised eggs.
- There is no significant caloric difference between the two eggs.
- Vit E is almost 4x higher in a pasture raised egg.
- Vit A more than half more than a conventional egg.
- Beta carotene 8x higher
- Omega 3 3x higher thus lowering sat. fats and cholesterol. A very good thing
All eggs contain:
Vit D - helps fighting cancer and maintains overall health
Vitamin B12 - fights heart disease
Folate - build new cells, helps against anemia and is important for reproduction
Protein - building and repairing muscles, organs, skin, hair and other body tissues; needed to
produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies; the protein in eggs is easily absorbed
by the body
Selenium - helps vit E as an antioxidant
Lutein and zeaxanthin - vision and anti aging. (antioxidants)
Choline - brain function
Furthermore eggs are a great source of all 9 essential amino acids - a complete protein- (especially important when you fear the DCM problem we are hearing so much about). Essential meaning, the body cannot be without as there is no way to synthesize them themselves from other food components. Amino acids “ the building blocks” as they help form protein.
They give the dog energy, and the dogs body uses the protein to:
- build and repair body tissue and cells
- grow beautiful fur and strong nails
- build and maintain healthy muscles
- helps fight infections
- helps keep bodily fluids in balance
Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the body, including iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, thiamine, panthothenic acid(Vitamin B5 ) and more.
Feeding your dog a whole pasture raised egg with shell also provides Calcium and an important part, the membrane - Natural Eggshell Membrane is a possible new effective and safe therapeutic option for the treatment of pain and inflexibility associated with joint and connective tissue disorders.
If you have no access to pasture raised eggs organic Omega 3 rich eggs are the second best choice.
Having said that, all types of eggs are of great benefit to dogs. Never feed the shell of conventional eggs because of the treatment they receive.
If you want to enhance your dogs health - give them eggs. If you cannot do raw at least make sure the yolk is soft and not cooked.
You cannot really overdo it, it is considered a complete food and fed regularly you will see significant differences in the dogs coat and well being!