Posted on: May 10, 2020 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0
can dogs eat eggs

1. Can I feed my dog Eggs?


Yes! Eggs are healthier for a dog’s diet. Eggs provide riboflavin, digestible protein, much essential amino, and fatty acids, and selenium.  Not only that, eggs are a tasty snack for your dogs, but also eggs can help correct the protein digestion of your dogs if they lack indigestion. But there should be one specific thing that you provide them eggs in a proper cooked manner because uncooked eggs contain egg whites, which may cause the deficiency of biotin. So cooked eggs are the best supplement in your dog’s meal. If you think about how many eggs should be provided to the dogs, then the best recommendation will be contacting your veterinarian. In this way, he would take a complete look upon your dog and give you the perfect amount of protein and other nutrients required by dogs.

Eggs are the 100% protein required by the body, so it is sort of essential to provide protein to your dogs, and eggs are the best option as protein suppliers. Both nutrients help build great skin for your dog.

2. Can we provide Raw Eggs as a meal?

Some basic things which you need to be aware of while providing raw eggs to your dogs. Some of them are listed below:

  • Deficiency of biotin

If you keep supplying raw eggs to dogs for a long time, then it can cause a deficiency of biotin. Biotin is a complex form of the vitamin which helps in good skin, fast metabolism, and digestion in your dog’s body. Eggs contain egg white, which bounds up the biotin in the body of the dog, which further stops the biotin absorption in the body. This is the reason that vets recommend supplying cooked eggs to dogs. One more thing which you need to consider is that eggs must not be cooked in oil, salt, or some butter. But boiling in raw water is the best option.

  • Salmonella

Salmonella is a disease that can happen both to your dogs as well as the dog’s owner. So, if you keep supplying raw eggs to your dogs, the chances of getting this disease are more likely for the dog as well as the owner. There is quite a chance that you get infected by this disease from your dog. There are some symptoms related to salmonella in case you see a change in the dog’s behavior

  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia (dog refuses to eat)
  • Lethargy

If you notice any of the synonyms as mentioned above, then It is a good idea to take your dog to the veterinarian.

3. Can we provide eggshells to dogs?

Eggshells are a good source of phosphorus and calcium. But providing raw shells can cause choking. So grinding the eggshells is a good option. But an honest recommendation would be contacting your veterinarian about if you could supply raw shells to your dogs or not. And he/she will give the best advice according to your dog’s dietary requirements.

4. How many eggs should be provided to the dogs in a day?

One egg could be given to dog every day; however, one important thing which must be kept in mind is to remember 10 % treat rule. Like if your dogs require 100% proteins and calories, then you should only supply the 10% of that requirement through eggs, the remaining requirement should be fulfilled from sources other than eggs like apples and pineapples, etc.  if you follow this rule, then you will surprisingly notice the fast metabolism of your dog.

Also, aside from following the 10% treat rule, you can give them a few eggs once a week. If your dog does not show stomach ache and its upsetting on eating eggs, then you may increase the number of egg supplies.

5. Cholesterol in eggs is a good or bad option?can dogs eat eggs

One important thing which you need to consider is that dogs and humans are two different psyches. Cholesterol isn’t as bad for dogs as it is for humans. It is not even harmful to the dog. Dogs do not behave towards cholesterol as human behavior, and they don’t get diseases related to cholesterol, but human does. So, there is no need to provide only egg white to your dog. A whole egg is a good option. But the continuous supply of eggs to your dogs may cause a gain in weight but no such serious issue.

6. Can dogs eat scrambled eggs?

Eggs itself aren’t dangerous for your dogs. But there are issues related to scrambled eggs that how you cook them. Scrambled eggs like an omelet and fried eggs may be harmful to your dogs if you supply them as a meal. They may not be harmful if you provide it as a snack. That is why it is a good idea to supply simply cooked egg which does not contain any oil and butter to your dog instead of providing scrambled eggs as proper meals.

7. Allergies are related to eggs. What about them?

There are some common allergies related to your dogs, which they may get from eggs. These allergies include symptoms like sores, itchiness, dryness, etc. Allergy in actually comes from the proteins supplied by dogs that how your dog behaves toward the protein. So, if you see any allergic behavior, then it is an option to take your dog to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

8. Can Dogs eat Hard-boiled eggs?

Hard-boiled eggs are a good option to supply to your dogs. Sometimes, if your dog is healthy and giant, you won’t even require removing the eggshells. All the veterinarian advises against providing hard-boiled eggs to your dogs. So hard-boiled eggs are the best way to supply eggs to your dog.

Hard-boiled eggs are a good treat for dogs. You can even grind the eggshell and sprinkle on the egg to make it more nutritious. Hard-boiled eggs are hygienically safe for dogs as they are germ-free too. While preparing hard-boiled eggs for your dog, you don’t need to add extra spices or fats which makes it easiest and cleanest preparation method. Cut the eggs into pieces before you feed them to your dogs. 

However, too many boiled eggs in a day are not recommended by veterinarians. A lot of egg intake can cause obesity and other health issues. 

9. Can dogs eat egg yolk?

Egg yolks are a nutritional powerhouse for the dog to boost its extra dietary needs. Egg yolks are rich in protein. It also provides important minerals such as 22mg of calcium, 0.46mg of iron, 1mg of magnesium, 66 mg of phosphorous, 19mg of potassium, 8mg of sodium, and 0.39 mg of zinc. Apart from these, it also comprises of a range of vitamins such as Vit A, B-6, B-9, B-12, D, E, and K.

Egg yolks are found rich in a nutrient named choline which enables healthy development of the brains in younger ones when the dog is pregnant.

10. Can dogs eat deviled eggs?

Deviled eggs are a good source of nutrients for dogs. These eggs are quite simple to make and add value to your everyday dog’s meal. Take the following steps and your deviled eggs are ready to serve:

  • Hard boil your eggs
  • After boiling, peel all the eggs and cut them into halves longitudinally.
  • Collect all the egg yolks and mash them adding yogurt gradually at short intervals unless a thick creamy consistency is achieved. Ensure that the yogurt you are using should be without any flavor or additive sugar. Apart from yogurt, pumpkin puree can also be used depending upon your dog’s taste. 
  • Later scoop the mixture on the egg whites to make it a delightful treat for your dog.
11. Can dogs with pancreatitis eat eggs?

If your dog is suffering from pancreatitis, make sure to give him a low-fat diet only. Pancreatitis is due to the abundance of fat in a dog’s diet, it is highly recommended to minimize the fat content of the diet. Some of the low- fat diets for your pet can be:

  • Eggs
  • Veggies
  • Grains
  • Dairy products
  • Meats

Eggs are a great diet. It’s good if you give only egg white to the dog to reduce the fat content in the yolk. But, it’s important to cook the egg white properly to ensure the biotin content in the dog’s body should not be diminished. If you are feeding your dogs with eggs containing yolks then the later does not matter.



Summing up all the aspects as mentioned above, eggs can be provided to dogs, and these are such a happy meal for them, but certain things and conditions should be kept in mind that only hard-boiled eggs are best suitable for every kind of dog. Scrambled and raw eggs should be avoided as it may cause digestive problems and deficiency of biotin. Dogs require proteins, and eggs are the best protein source. Furthermore, it is the best option to contact your veterinarian about the number of eggs to be supplied.

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