Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein. Raw eggs, however, have two potential problems. The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli. The second is the raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin which binds to the B vitamin biotin and therefore hinders its absorption. Biotin is essential for your dog’s growth, skin and coat health. Raw egg yolks contain enough biotin to prevent the deficiency, so this is not a problem as long as you feed whole raw eggs. Cooked egg whites do not have this problem.

Plain scrambled eggs works well as an occasional treat to fill up a Kong toy.

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