Can Dogs Eat Eggs?

When dogs were hunters, they could snatch eggs from birds’ nests and eat them raw. Today, dogs do not have to search for food due to domestication, but eggs still provide enough protein for dogs. As long as the eggs are eaten safely, they make great treats or dietary supplements for dogs.

Can dogs eat eggs? Yes, eggs are good for dogs, and they provide the best nutritional components to canines. Eggs are rich in protein and good fat. Eggs are also a good source of vitamins and organic acids. These are all amazing for dog skin and coats.

Are Eggs Good for Dogs?

Wholesome eggs are perfectly safe for dogs if given in moderation, along with an excellent nutrition source for your furry partner.

Remember, eggs are as good as chickens. Try to feed your dog eggs from free-range farm chickens that are fed entirely organic food. If you can get them from a reliable source, this is ideal. Chickens are as healthy as they eat, and healthy chickens lay healthier and more nutritious eggs. Try to find some local free-range farm in the vicinity and take eggs from them and serve your dog

Before feeding your dog eggs, talk to your pet vet. Some senior dogs or dogs with progressing medical conditions should not eat eggs, so always check first. Giving too many eggs to your dog can also lead to health problems such as obesity, so talk to your vet-doctor about the appropriate amount of eggs so you can feed your beloved dog. Eggs should not be used as your dog’s leading food, but it sometimes serves as a great treat.

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Do Eggs Help Dogs?

Yes, they help dogs by keeping their metabolism fit and accurate. Eggs provide essential minerals and vitamins for dogs. Nutrients include in eggs are:

  • Fatty Acids
  • Iron
  • Folate
  • Selenium
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A

Are Raw Eggs Bad for Dogs?

Canines should never eat undercooked or raw eggs. Raw eggs are not safe at all. They can be a source of Salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria, which transfer vertically from hens to eggs. Even very clean eggs can also have these harmful bacteria inside them. 

Avoid bad or affected eggs. Remove them from the egg tray. When an affected egg starts to spoil, it can affect other eggs and spread bacteria to them. Only give hygienic, fresh and healthy eggs to your dogs.

Do not panic! If your dog eats a raw egg, monitor them for any symptoms of anxiety, including signs of salmonellosis. It is also a good idea to talk to your vet-doctor and get them tested.

Can Dogs Eat Cooked Eggs?

The answer is yes; cooked eggs are good for dogs! Dogs love to eat hard-boiled or scrambled eggs. The primary purpose is that the eggs should be cooked. Some food may lose its nutritional value after cooking, but egg protein did not lose its nutritional value after cooking. Cooking helps the eggs to digest more in the canine stomach. So they are best in every way they are cooked, i.e., boiled, half fry, full fry, etc. Eggs offer the same nutritional value for dogs as they do for adult dogs.

Tip: Never feed raw eggs to dogs.

Are Eggshells Nutritious to Dogs?

Basically, a whole egg, including an eggshell, can also be nutritious for dogs. Instead of grinding eggshells, talk to your veterinarian about low calcium and the phosphorous source because there are other better options available. Your dog may need some supplements in his complete and balanced diet to consult a vet is the best option. 

Is Egg Cholesterol Bad for Dogs?

You don’t have to worry about cholesterol present in the egg as cholesterol doesn’t have the same effect in dogs as it does in humans. Also, dogs don’t get cholesterol-related illnesses as humans do. This means you don’t just have to feed the egg whites. If your dog is eating too many eggs, you will notice weight gain due to too many extra calories long before any other problem arises. So cholesterol present in eggs is safe for dogs.

Can Dogs Eat an Egg a Day?

Dogs can eat a few eggs every day, but it is essential to feed the eggs like an unexpected treat. Eggs contain 70 calories each, so how much food you eat depends on your dog’s size. Keep in mind the 10% treatment rule: all treats and human food should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake. So an egg a day is beneficial and serves as additional calories.


Dogs can eat eggs, and they are an excellent source of protein. And dogs need protein for proper growth and maintenance. However you do need to take the calories in mind when combined with your dog’s normal food.

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