Updated: Jul 2
Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissues like joints, tendons, cartilage and ligaments.
It determines the strength and elasticity of your dogs hair, bones, nails, and teeth and as our dogs age, their capacity to produce collagen diminishes making them more susceptible to injuries, painful conditions and poor skin and coat health.
Lost collagen can be replaced through supplementation, and the earlier you begin providing additional collagen in your dog’s diet, the more likely you are to stave off problems.
One of the things that you can do is add foods to your dogs diet that are rich in collagen, like egg shells. Yep egg shells.
Egg Collagen Health Benefits
Joint and Connective Tissue
Natural eggshell membrane are a source of collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and calcium, of which all provide relief for joint pain and improve mobility in those suffering from some forms of arthritis.
Natural Eggshell Membrane can Increase Range of Motion and Decrease Pain & Stiffness.
Proline and glycine are two amino acids found in egg collagen that play a major role in ensuring that the body running smoothly. These two amino acids actually help to rebuild tissue that lines the digestive tract.
By rebuilding glycine and proline it helps to keep food particles and bacteria inside the gut where they belong, rather than allowing tiny openings to form that pass particles to the bloodstream where they trigger inflammation. known as Leaky gut and can cause IBS in our dogs. Glycine has been shown to protect against intestinal injury from colitis, an inflammatory reaction in the colon. Thanks to glycine and proline, egg collagen can help protect the gut and in turn, the whole body, from inflammation.
Next time your making eggs, rinse those egg shells and feed them to your dog.