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Superfoods for Pets: Eggs

Eggs for pets

As a great source of protein, riboflavin, and selenium, eggs are a pet-approved people food to feed your cat or dog. Feeding eggs to your pet is a healthy supplement to their kibble, and the protein in them helps build muscle, repair tissue and strengthen hair.  

The beauty of eggs is they hold all the vitamins and minerals necessary to grow a newborn chicken, making them an excellent source of nutrients for your pet. They’re also a complete source of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Plus, eggs are a rich source of essential fatty acids and can help settle your pet’s upset stomach.

While eggs are a healthy snack to feed your pet from the table or to add to their food bowl, The Petnet Team strongly recommends you not to feed your pet raw egg, as they pose potential health risks for your pet.

Keep em’ hardboiled

Eggs for pets

The best way to feed eggs to your pets is to hard boil them. Once boiled, you can cut the eggs into slices and feed them to your pet as a treat, or dice them up and blend them in with your pet’s kibble.

Don’t forget the eggshells  

Eggs for pets

If all the nutritional value of eggs weren’t enough, the shell is uber healthy too.

Eggshells give a protein and calcium boost to your pet’s food. However, you’ll want to be sure the eggshells have been boiled first, to protect your furry friend from possible salmonella poisoning. You can crush eggshells in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle and sprinkle half a teaspoon in your pet’s food bowl to promote Sparky’s strong bones and teeth.

Eggs in Commercially Available Pet Food

Eggs are a common ingredient in pet food.  They are present in almost 40% of all dog and cat foods.  If you would like to use foods that already contain egg, here are some quality foods that contain egg in their recipes: (Insert links to these )

Dry      Original Adult Orijen            Adult
Dry      Regional Red Orijen              All Life Stages
Dry      Wild Salmon Sojos                 All Life Stages
Dry      Chicken Farmina                    Natural & Delicious          Kitten
Dry      Chicken Adult Farmina      Natural & Delicious          Adult

Discuss with your vet

While eggs are safe for most dogs and cats to have in their everyday diet, overfeeding your pet eggs can potentially lead to obesity and other health problems. Discuss adding eggs to your pet’s diet with your veterinarian to decide the optimal amount to feed your four-legged friend.

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