When it comes to eggs, there isn’t a more perfect protein that you could feed.
The egg is the only food that can sustain and grow a vertebrate animal (aka the baby chick).
And sure you can add it to your dog’s bowl raw, soft or hard boiled, poached, or scrambled.
But have you ever dehydrated it?
Health benefits of eggs
Eggs are loaded with protein. And feeding it to kibble-fed dogs ups the level of protein your dogs need towards maintaining healthy skin and coat.
Did you know that up to 30% of the protein your dog eats goes towards their skin and coat?
And for dogs that suffer from inflammation, allergies or rashes, simply upping the protein you feed can help alleviate their allergy symptoms.
It’s also rich in choline which helps to improve your dog’s brain function, as well as taurine, which helps to improve your dog’s heart health.
And that’s why those that feed home-cooked or raw food diets will include eggs into their dog’s diet regularly.
Why dehydrate it?
A client clued me onto this. She has small tiny dogs and she wanted to feed them a low-calorie nutrient-dense treat.
When these eggs are dried, it turns into a consistency like a very fine (but healthy) potato chip so you can break off tiny teeny pieces.
I haven’t quite decided yet what to call these treats. Would you call them “cheggs” or “eggeritos”?
Just listen to the sound of these as I break them off!!!!
And yes – the pups absolutely loved eating them.
Dehydrated Egg Treats
Dehydrated scrambled eggs give you a little more flexibility when trying to feed eggs to your smaller dogs who cannot eat a full egg in one meal.
Scramble the eggs
Scramble the eggs in a large non stick saucepan and spread the eggs so that it covers the whole pan. You want to have a thin cooked layer.
Place it in the dehydrator
Place the cooked scrambled eggs on a plastic tray in your dehydrator
Dry at 155 degrees for 12 hours
Set your dehydrator for 12 hours at 155 degrees and add more time if the eggs haven't completely dried.