Yes, but it depends on how you prepare them. Eggs are a great source of protein. They also contain essential fatty and amino acids. Eggs can even help settle a dog’s upset stomach. But not every egg “presentation” is ideal for dogs.
Serving Dos and Don’ts
- Don’t serve raw eggs. You run the risk of salmonella exposure if you come across a bad egg. And a regular diet of raw eggs can cause biotin deficiency. (Biotin is a B complex vitamin that supports healthy digestion, metabolism, and skin and cell growth.)
- Don’t serve fried or scrambled eggs, mostly because cooking requires butter or oil. You also want to avoid salt, pepper, and other additives.
- Do serve boiled or poached eggs plain as an additive to your dog’s usual food, as a snack, or mixed with a grain and vegetable for a healthy homemade meal.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.