Are eggs good for dogs?

The short answer is yes, dogs can eat hard boiled eggs or scrambled eggs with no problem, as long as they are kept as plain and simple as possible – in fact, even the eggshells can be beneficial for most dogs.

READ HERE: Foods that your dog should not eat

The Maple Blog says: If eggs are fed with the shell on, they are a nearly complete food source for dogs, and can technically be given every day.

How to feed your dogs eggshells – dry the shells out and grind them as finely as you can, then sprinkle the powder on your dog’s food. (TIP: this powder is also good in your garden)

Top 5 benefits of feeding cooked eggs to your dog:

  1. Protein to help build up the body.
  2. Biotin (Vitamin B7) in the egg yolks helps to maintain a healthy coat*
  3. Vitamin D together with the protein is known to improve teeth and bones.
  4. Calcium aids in improving the muscle functions
  5. Vitamin A  is good for the dog’s skin and eye health.

*NOTE: Make sure to use cooked whole egg, as raw egg whites can cause biotin deficiency.

Eggs are a good protein food for diabetic dogs; grate a hard boiled egg over their (prescription) pellets, or stir in some scrambled egg as a treat.

READ: Dogs can also be diagnosed with diabetes

If your dogs are not used to eating eggs, start them off slowly and monitor for any upset tummies before giving more. If in any doubt, always consult your vet.

 

 

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