Can Dogs Eat Eggs? Health Guide

Eggs are everyone’s favorite breakfast food, except for the vegans. But can dogs eat eggs? Are they beneficial in any way for our four-legged friends? What are the pros and cons? Can dogs eat raw eggs? Keep reading to find out.


Quick answer:  Yes, they can and they are great for our canines’ digestive system.

Why Are Eggs Good For the Dogs?

They are a great source of protein, calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus help puppies with bone growth, and help an adult or older dogs with general health. Eggs also contain riboflavin or vitamin B2; it turns fat into energy.

Can Dogs Eat Eggs Every Day?

No, a dog shouldn’t eat more than four eggs a week. If you have a smaller breed, one or two are enough. Also, read can I give my dog apples?

Is It Safe to Feed Dogs Raw Eggs?

We all know that wolves and coyotes eat raw eggs in the wild all the time, so yes, our pet dogs can to enjoy a raw egg from time to time. Make sure that you buy your eggs from an organic farm if you’re going to feed them raw. You have probably heard that some eggs may be infected with salmonella or e coli, truth is that dogs rarely get those. If you bought your eggs from a trusted source, there is no need to worry. It is even more beneficial to feed them raw than cooked. Bottom line is, dogs can have few raw eggs, two or three times per week, all in moderation.

Can Dogs Eat Egg Shells?

Yes, they can be a good source of calcium for dog’s that can’t chew on bones anymore. If your doggies’ teeth are in bad condition, it would be best to grind them and sprinkle them over his main meal. However, they have to be organic, because eggshell usually contains salmonella. So be careful who you buy eggs from!

Can Dogs Eat Scrambled Eggs?

They absolutely can, but do not add anything you would normally put in your eggs. No onions, garlic, avocado, also avoid any spices, like salt or pepper. Do not make them with oil, or butter, just plain eggs, you can add a little bit of cheese, but that’s it. If you have a dog with obesity problems, it would be best to avoid eggs altogether.

Can Dogs Eat Boiled Eggs?

Yes, we’ve already mentioned that they can. Cooking your egg will definitely eliminate the risk of salmonella but your dog will not be getting all the nutrients he would get from eating it raw.

Are Eggs Dangerous for the Dogs?

No, eggs are not dangerous or toxic for the dogs; they are just not a good snack for the dogs that are overweight or the ones who struggle with diabetes due to its high-fat consistency. If you notice symptoms like lethargy, itching on the nose and paws or trouble breathing, call the vet immediately. That means your dog is allergic to eggs. In case you noticed your dog has a sensitive stomach, do not include eggs to his diet without the vet’s permission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Let’s go over some of the most FAQ. It’s important to take everything into consideration, not only to educate ourselves but for other dog owners also.

What is the Nutritional Value* of an Egg?

This varies according to the type of milkshake and ingredients and quantities being used. However, we will give some examples of the most common milkshakes.

Raw Egg:

·         62. 9 Calories.
·         4.4 grams of Fat.
·         32.6 mg. of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
·         505 mg. of Omega-6 Fatty Acids.
·         0.3 grams of Sugar.
·         5.5 grams of Protein.
·         214 IU of Vitamin A.
·         15.4 IU of Vitamin D.
·         0.4 mg. of Vitamin E.
·         0.1 mcg of Vitamin K.
·         0.2 mg. of Riboflavin.
·         20.7 mcg. of Folate.
·         0.6 mcg. of Vitamin B12.
·         0.1 mg. of Vitamin B6.
·         110 mg. of Choline.
·         0.3 mg. of Betaine.
·         23.3 mg. of Calcium.
·         0.8 mg. of Iron.
·         5.3 mg. of Magnesium.
·         84.0 mg. of Phosphorus.
·         59.0 mg. of Potassium.
·         61.6 mg. of Sodium.
·         0.5 mg. of Zinc.
·         186 mg of Cholesterol.
·         33.4 grams of Water.
Estimated by 44 grams ( one medium egg)

Scrambled Egg/ Cooked:
·         102 Calories.
·         7.4 grams of Fat.
·         70.8 mg. of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
·         1169 mg. of Omega-6 Fatty Acids.
·         1.1 grams of Sugar.
·         6.8 grams of Protein.
·         321 IU of Vitamin A.
·         0.1 mg. of Vitamin C.
·         20.7 IU of Vitamin D.
·         0.7 mg. of Vitamin E.
·         2.4 mcg of Vitamin K.
·         0.3 mg. of Riboflavin.
·         18.3 mcg. of Folate.
·         0.5 mcg. of Vitamin B12.
·         0.1 mg. of Vitamin B6.
·         116 mg. of Choline.
·         0.4 mg. of Betaine.
·         43.3 mg. of Calcium.
·         0.7 mg. of Iron.
·         7.3 mg. of Magnesium.
·         104 mg. of Phosphorus.
·         84.2 mg. of Potassium.
·         171 mg. of Sodium.
·         0.6 mg. of Zinc.
·         216 mg of Cholesterol.
·         44.6 grams of Water.
Estimated by 61 grams (one large egg)

What Dosage is Healthy?

For a healthy, non-obese canine two to three eggs a week are just right. Eggs are not mealed replacement, just an additional source of protein, minerals, and vitamins.

What are the Symptoms** of an Allergic Reaction?

It is not likely your dog is allergic to eggs, however, it is not impossible. Look out for these symptoms and call the vet immediately:
·         Lethargy
·         Itching of the nose and paws
·         Trouble breathing
*These are the most common examples, please contact your local vet if you have noticed anything unusual, even if we didn’t list it above.

Conclusion: Can I Give My Dog Apples?

Yes, dogs can eat raw, scrambled and cooked eggs. If you feed them raw to a dog, which is the healthiest way, just make sure you got them from an organic farm.

Know Something We Don’t?

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