Saturday, 21 April 2012

You're a good egg

The humble egg is one of the easiest and cheapest proteins you can feed to your dog. They are the original whole food as they contain all the nutrients that are needed for the growth of a new chicken.  The egg itself is a perfect protein, the most digestible of all the animal proteins and of course completely unprocessed. Even the shell is good to feed as it contains calcium - they can be ground up in a coffee grinder and sprinkled onto food.

You can feed them whole to include the shell or broken raw over some crushed vegetables or meat or you can feed them lightly cooked. 

Eggs are especially good for growing pups and nursing mums and if your dog suffers from skin problems, then egg yolks can be particularly beneficial.

Good old eggs.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Treat yourself

Making treats instead of buying them will mean you'll know exactly what went into them and might even save you money.

Buy some calf liver and cut it into biggish chunks. Boil it for 10 minutes, (have the windows open/extractor fan on - not the most pleasant smell!) and then place on a baking sheet and bake it in a hot oven for 10 minutes, turn it over and then bake for another 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let in cool it bit and then cut it into small treat sized pieces. Keep the treats in an air tight container.

Other little nibbly treats that are good and healthy are chopped up boiled egg and small pieces of a hard cheese. No need to serve on cocktail sticks - this isn't the 70's.......