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Can German Shepherds Eat Eggs?

Can German Shepherds Eat Eggs?

It is very confusing for the owners of German Shepherds whether they should feed eggs to their dogs or not. Many people are worried about cholesterol. Can German Shepherds eat eggs?

According to research, German Shepherds can get 186 mg of cholesterol from an egg (Large size). Some research analysts say it is good for German Shepherds, and some say it has harmful effects on dogs’ health. Eggs are a very good source of protein if we ignore the controversy of cholesterol.

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Can German Shepherds eat eggs? A German Shepherd sitting and smiling.

Is raw eggs good for dogs?

Eggs provide a large amount of protein. Let us discuss its benefits for the health of German Shepherds.

The protein obtained from an egg is a complete protein, and it has all the essential amino acids required by the body of a dog. The protein obtained from an egg is a natural source.

The protein from eggs helps in the maintenance and building of the body muscles of a German Shepherd.

It helps in weight loss and hunger management. Eating egg protein helps the body to fight against the disease of high blood pressure. 

Eggs contain antioxidants as well. There are two important antioxidants found in the body. One of which is lutein, which shares 28-50 percent part, and the other is whose share is 114-142%. They help in the prevention of muscle degeneration in the eyes.

Muscle degeneration is a serious problem of the eyes. It can cause eye blindness issues in German Shepherds. Choline is also present in eggs in a very high amount.

There is 35% of choline present in an egg. Choline also plays many vital functions in the body of German Shepherds.

It plays a vital role during pregnancy. It helps in the development of memory and the brain. It helps in the reduction of ailments that are the result of some stress to the body coming from the environment.

Eggs also contain several other important constituents like Vitamin B, Riboflavin, Phosphorous, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Iron. There are no Carbohydrates, sugar, or fibers in it. 

Is every egg beneficial for German Shepherds?

All the eggs look similar. But the fact is that all the eggs are not equal. Eggs fall into two categories.

1. Organic Eggs

The chickens that produce these eggs are provided with a natural environment. All the things provided for this chicken are of organic origin.

They are provided with fresh air, exposure to the sunlight, a good time for exercise, clean feed whose origin is hundred percent organic to eat, and clean water to drink

2. Commercial Eggs

These eggs are produced on a commercial basis. They are the projects of corporate-level businessmen. They are provided with a human-created environment.

The environment given to these chicks has no exposure to sunlight, and the chickens tend to have weak physical immunity, poor physique, and absence of proper feed and water.

If you are feeding eggs to your dog, organic eggs are preferred.

How to feed eggs to German Shepherds

Take a pasteurized, fresh, washed, and refrigerated egg at a proper temperature in a sanitized environment. Check the packing seal to ensure its quality.

Crack the egg open and add the raw egg to your dog’s food. I tend to then mix the egg with my dog’s kibble. 

Is egg feeding risky for a German Shepherd?

Eggs can have some serious side effects on the health of dogs as well.

The most important risk to be discussed is salmonella infection. It can happen from raw eggs. So, always check the quality of the egg before feeding it to a dog.

Excess egg consumption can lead to interference in the absorption of Biotin. Biotin is a vitamin that is necessary for the metabolism of fats and proteins.

One of the most prominent diseases resulting from the excess usage of eggs is hypertension and cardiovascular abnormalities because of the high amount of cholesterol in them.

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