Can Dogs Eat Eggs? How Should They Eat Them
We are all guilty of feeding our dogs snacks, your making yourself a quick bite to eat and those little puppy eyes are staring at you to feed me, your heart automatically melts and before you know it your sharing your latest sandwich with man’s best friend, but do we actually stop and think if these foods are actually harming are four legged friends? Here Pretty Pup have put a list together of the different types of eggs dogs are able to eat and answer the question once and for all can dogs eat eggs? And if so, which type can they have…….
Can dogs eat eggs?
The answer is YES! Eggs are actually a very good source of protein for them, they contain many essentials, amino acids and fatty acids such as linoleic acid and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A which are crucial for keeping your dogs’ skin and coat healthy. Not only are they a healthy snack for dogs when boiled or cooked (we’ll go more in to detail with these later) Eggs are actually able to help dogs with an upset stomach. If your thinking of changing your dog’s diet to a homemade diet make sure you speak with your veterinarian first.
Are eggs good for dogs
YES! As we’ve just learned eggs contain a lot of protein and make a healthy snack for your furry friend, they are a source of digestible protein, this is why if your dog is not feeling very well and has an upset stomach you can give them eggs as it gives them a protein boost. Not only that eggs are a cheap food option but gives your dog many great nutrient benefits as well as a food supplement or treat. Other key nutrients they provide are:
- Riboflavin -helps turn fat into energy and skin health
- Vitamin B12 – to produce red blood cells
- Selenium – an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage
Remember with all food moderation is key! As part of a balanced diet eggs should be given in moderation, if consumed in a high quantity in the long term this could lead to obesity and other health problems, eggs can also be high in cholesterol. Most dogs should not be fed more than one a day but this should all be discussed with your veterinarian first before you start this process.
Can dogs eat scrambled egg?
Yes, dogs can eat scrambled eggs… But with some expectations! As long as they are served to your dog plain then they are safe and a healthy option. However, if you cook them with milk, butter, any other ingredients or seasoning they won’t be beneficial and potentially harmful to your dog. They also shouldn’t get an extra salt.
Raw eggs for dogs
There seems to be a bit of a debate when it comes to feeding your dog raw eggs, many feel there are some concerns you should be careful of when giving your dog raw egg, this is due to salmonella or biotin deficiency that can be dangerous to your furry friend. They could cause risk to dogs as well as people if they are contaminated with germs or salmonella. Dogs are carriers who rarely become sick but they can spread germs to others, however dogs very rarely develop acute salmonella infections even though they have organisms in their gut. Some people don’t recommend you feed your dogs raw eggs due to the risks when there are many other ways which are safe to feed your dog eggs.
whereas others say it is a safe way to feed your dog’s as if gives essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, before we fed them kibble and the diets we do today, they would of stole eggs from nests for food a natural way of getting protein. If you would like any more advice on feeding your dog raw egg we recommend you speak to your vet first.
Can dogs eat egg shells?
Following from the last answer about dogs eating eggshells, we often get asked can dog eats egg shells and is it safe? Well the answer is YES…. It is safe for your dogs to eat shells but there are some things you need to know first! Dogs do not digest the shells so ensure you grind them to a fine powder first before giving to your dog,
Eggshells are high in calcium and needed as part of your dog’s diet, calcium helps keep dogs’ teeth and bones strong and healthy. To be beneficial to your dog is also better to roast the shells first before grinding, roasting the shells prevents contamination.
Can dogs eat boiled eggs
Boiled eggs are the most popular way to feed your dogs, especially chopped up hard-boiled eggs! Remember you can give your dog the whole boiled egg (including shell) just make sure you ground it up first! Adding this to your dog’s meal makes an excellent form of protein that is digestible. The other benefits that eggs give to your dog is it helps repair tissue, strengthen hair and build muscle and is a cheap food alternative, however, remember not to give your dog more than one egg a day and if you decide to change your dogs diet or wanting to feed eggs to your dog on a daily basis make sure you discuss it with your veterinarian first.
How many eggs can a dog eat a day?
We have briefly discussed this throughout the post but let’s go into a bit more detail about the quantity of eggs a day your dog can have, as we all know moderation is key, as they say you can have too much of a good thing! if you eat to much of certain foods it doesn’t actually have any health benefits and can in the long run cause health conditions. The same with eggs one egg a day is classed a healthy and beneficial for your dog, but more than this amount can cause obesity, upset stomachs and can be high in cholesterol. The size of your dog can also vary how much egg your dog can have as well as age. Always discuss with your veterinarian first before changing your dogs’ diet.