Can Dogs Eat Eggs? Can Dogs Eat Raw Eggs or Cooked Eggs?

dogs Jul 15, 2021

Some popular questions about dog's nutrition are:

Can dogs eat eggs?
Can dogs eat raw eggs?
Can dogs eat cooked eggs?

..and so many more. Nutrients are an essential part of the dog's regular diet. Let's see if eggs are good for dogs.

Are Eggs Safe For Dogs?

are eggs good for dogs

The answer is: YES! Eggs are safe for dogs.

Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your dog because they contain a high level of protein, vitamins (A, D, E, K, B1, B6, B12), fatty acids and necessary minerals that are healthy for your dog.

Can dogs eat raw eggs?

The answer is: NOT REALLY. Raw eggs aren't recommended for dogs because some eggs can contain Salmonella. The risk of  risk of contamination is much higher for uncooked eggs. So it's recommended that dogs must consume pasteurized or fully cooked eggs.

If your dog get infected by Salmonella they may infect people and other pets around them.  The symptoms of infections can be fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps.

So, the main idea: don't risk to give your dog raw eggs when cooked eggs take just a few minutes.

Can dogs eat cooked eggs?

YES! Dogs can eat cooked eggs and it is perfectly safe for them.
If you cook eggs for your dog, the easiest way is to boil them. If you choose this option, is simpler because it isn't that messy and you don't have to add oil.

It’s recommended to avoid oils and spices that can be harmful to them.

How can you cook eggs for your dog:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Cooked egg whites or egg yolks

How much boiled egg can a dog eat?

In general, dogs should eat just one egg per day.

Eggs contain lots of needed nutrients for dogs, but eggs aren't the main source of protein for your dog. If your dog eats more than one egg per day it, can lead to weight gain because of the calories consumed.

Before giving your dog any egg, talk to his vet. He knows better if your dog can eat eggs or not.

Also, you can use the egg as a treat for your dog. Eggs are also tasty treats that can be used for pups.

Hope this short article was useful for you. Until the next article! Paws & love!🐾

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