According to the experts at PetMD, cooking eggs plain (without butter or oil) and cooling them completely before serving to your pets is a great treat. “The egg is also a great source of protein; it helps build muscle, strengthen the hair, and repair tissue. The cooked egg can be cut or diced and mixed into the usual kibble.”* It is not recommended to serve your dog or cat raw eggs. *(Source, PetMD.com)
But giving them Eggland’s Best eggs is even better for your furry friend’s health. Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs offer more nutrition and more benefits that are key to your pet’s health.
Iodine is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland and the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones regulate the rate of metabolism in the animal’s body and play an important role in normal growth development of young animals.*
EB eggs have more than double the amount of Iodine than regular eggs.
Vitamin E plays a role in the formation of cell membranes, cell respiration, and in the metabolism of fats in animals.
It is an antioxidant and protects various hormones from oxidation. It is essential in keeping the cells of these organs alive and functioning.
Generally speaking, vitamin E will help animals by
- protecting the cell membranes
- fighting the biological effects of stress
- improving the immune defenses*
EB eggs have 10 times more vitamin E than regular eggs.
It has been found that cattle and poultry fed increased omega-3 fatty acids will produce meat and eggs higher in omega-3 fatty acids. So, the use of these products in pet food may help to optimize the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in the pets’ diet.
Eyes: In addition to their effects on the developing immune system, omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for the proper development of the retina and visual cortex of dogs and cats.
Heart Problems: Evidence suggests omega-3 fatty acids may prevent certain cardiac problems in pets as well.
Cancers: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to slow the development and metastasis of certain cancers in dogs and cats.
Arthritis: Research is showing that omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in reducing the inflammation associated with arthritis as dogs and cats age.*
EB eggs have more than double the Omega 3 of regular eggs.
Lutein supplementation given to dogs and cats has shown a significant improvement in visual function, glare recovery, and light contrast sensitivity and can protect against macular degeneration. It can also help strengthen their immune function. *
EB eggs have 38% more lutein than regular eggs.
Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
Vitamin B2 contributes to the quality of the animal’s skin and coat. It helps to protect skin around the eyes and the abdomen. Riboflavin is a coenzyme (a substance that is essential to the functioning of an enzyme) in many biochemical reactions, including the production of energy from fat, the catabolism of amino acids and the functioning of the cell’s power plant.
EB eggs have 16% more Vitamin B2 than regular eggs.
Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid
Pantothenic acid is part of the composition of coenzyme A, which is involved in almost every metabolism (carbohydrate, lipid, protein) to produce energy for the cell. Combined with other group B vitamins (niacin, choline and inositol) and one particular amino acid, histidine, pantothenic acid plays a very effective role in skin protection. It promotes the synthesis of skin lipids, especially ceramides, and helps limit skin dehydration for dogs and cats.*
EB eggs have 25% more Vitamin B5 than regular eggs.
Vitamin B12 is involved in many essential biochemical reactions as a coenzyme and plays an important role in the synthesis of proteins and the production of red blood cells.
This is true for humans and pets alike.*
EB eggs have 3X more Vitamin B12 than regular eggs.
Eggland’s Best eggs are the the best choice for both you and your pets! Click here to read even more about the great nutrition in Eggland’s Best eggs.
Our friend Waffle is enjoying his special treat of Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs.