Can dogs eat eggs? Yes, eggs are safe for your dog but with caution because there is a debate about whether cooked or raw eggs should be given to them. Eggs being part of the natural diet of wild animals is suited to dogs but whether to be given raw or cooked needs to be discussed with your vet.
How should you give Eggs to Dogs?
If you plan to give raw eggs to your dogs then you should break the shell and spill the egg content in a regular dog diet that you give daily.
If you plan to give cooked egg to your dog then you should either boil the egg or prepare scrambled egg without any additives like oil or any toppings.
How Are Eggs Good For Dogs?
There are major vitamins and nutrients available in eggs:
- Protein: Maintaining and repairing cells and tissues. Also improves the immune system.
- Fatty Acids: Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids helps in healthy skin, improve the immune system and improves vision.
- Amino Acids: Helps in creating chemicals like enzymes and hormones which are necessary for the body to function.
- Other nutrients in eggs are vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, folate, iron, and selenium.
How Many Eggs can be given to Dogs?
Like any other good food, eggs should be given in moderation. Mostly one egg a day is good enough for the dogs but for some puppies one egg is a little too much. You may give them just half an egg.
Fact: As a thumb rule by experts, 10% of calorie in dogs should come from treats or snacks and fruit/vegetables should not contribute more than 20% of dog calorie count.