Can Dogs Eat Eggs?

Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
An Egg-celent treat for dog!


Eggs are a source of protein, calcium, vitamin A, folate, vitamin D, and fat for your canine friend. Dogs can eat eggs that are boiled, scrambled, poached, or even fried with a little bit of butter (as a special treat). They are versatile and a great treat for your dog to eat. One large egg contains 70 C, so for small dogs, it may be best to divide the cooked egg into smaller portions and feed it over several days.

You can even feed your dog egg shells. They are almost completely made of calcium. You can try feeding your dog the egg and shell together, or you can dry the shells and grind them up as a source of calcium. Additional sources of calcium that are better absorbed than egg shells include yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and lactose-free milk but most dog foods are well balanced. There may not be a need to add extra calcium to your dog’s diet with egg shells. This is especially true for puppies that will enjoy eating eggs but it is not just calcium, but the balance between calcium and phosphorus that is important. Adding extra calcium without balancing the diet can result in bone and growth problems for your pup. Never feed your dog raw egg whites, as they naturally contain an enzyme that will affect biotin (B vitamin) and can make your dog very sick.  Learn what other people foods your dog can eat <---.

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i have 3 Staffordshire terriers, brother sister and a baby. thanks for this article, my dog never got sick but i have fed them raw eggs. so now i guess they ll get scrambled. thanks. jw arlington,tx
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:48
I have two 10 1/2 month old German Shepherd pups and they get scrambled eggs almost every day in the morning, when I take the eggs out and milk they come sit by the stove and wait for them and sometimes I add cheese , they also have some yogurt when I have some and then there is ice cream in the evening one or two nights a week .S,Brown
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:20

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