Eggs in Your Dog’s Diet
Eggs are well known for their perfect protein source, synthesizing and maintaining healthy muscle mass, accounting for a decrease in fatigue and an increase in physical performance but there is more!
The Importance of Eggs in Your Dog’s Diet
By Stephanie Minturn
Eggs have been recognized for their benefits for centuries but did you know that eggs are equally beneficial to dogs? June 3rd was National Egg Day and they have earned that merit for good reason. Eggs are well known for their perfect protein source, synthesizing and maintaining healthy muscle mass, accounting for a decrease in fatigue and an increase in physical performance but there is more! Eggs are packed with a complete list of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids so it's no wonder the egg has been named Earth's most complete food. This is a breakdown of some of the components and benefits that the incredible, edible egg can do for YOUR pet!
- Eggs are rich in Choline, a macronutrient, essential for several important physiological functions including neurological function, muscle control and metabolism. Choline also supports normal liver function and can help reduce the risk of fatty liver syndrome.
Eggs are full of nutrients.
- Riboflavin and Selenium are very digestible proteins found in eggs which can help compromised digestive systems and settle upset stomachs. Riboflavin assists in metabolism of nutrients and also helps activate vitamins B6 and folic acid, also found in eggs.
- Lutein and Vitamin A will help to protect your pet from degenerative eye conditions such as Cataracts and provide an abundance of antioxidant properties, helping to strengthen the immune system.
- Eggshells provide an excellent source of calcium, ideal to help strengthen your dog's bones and teeth! Calcium intake is also crucial in times of reproduction and helps lower the risk of degenerative bone disease as your dog ages.
- With B vitamins, Omega 3's and Biotin, eggs will help keep your pet in good cardiovascular health and will provide a soft and shiny coat!
- Eggs are also a great source of Zinc which is critical in the structure and function of cell membranes and supports a healthy immune response to disease.
You may be wondering how to feed your dogs eggs. Raw? Cooked? What if your dog won't eat an egg? At BARF World, we take out the leg work. We believe in the philosophy that the egg is nature's best food and we include it in all of our diets! If you already feed your pets BARF then rest assured, your dog is getting all the benefits of the egg! If not, it's time to switch! Call our Raw Food Specialists today at 1-866-282-2273 or visit us at www.barfworld.com to learn more!
Stephanie, is a Registered Nurse and proud mother, of 4 whom has always loved animals and the purity and beauty they bring into the world. She enjoys researching current trends and evidence based practice in the pet industry and relating it to the healthcare industry for humans. She has passion in discovering new found knowledge with other pet owners like herself.
"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems, and full of life!