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You sit down to breakfast and look away for a moment. You look back, and you have less scrambled eggs than you cooked, and your dog looks suspiciously satisfied. Which brings to mind, can dogs eat scrambled eggs? The answer is more nuanced than you may think.
Can Dogs Eat Scrambled Eggs?
Maybe. A scrambled egg won’t cause your dog any serious harm, but there are better ways to serve eggs, which are quite healthy for dogs. 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, and they can make a surprisingly good training treat.
But not every egg “presentation” is ideal for dogs. It’s best to serve eggs plain or added to your favourite treat recipe. Be cautious of dishes like scrambled eggs for humans, which require butter or oil. These unnecessary fats undermine the health benefits, not to mention that some spices and flavourings are bad for dogs.
What about Egg Allergies?
Eggs are among the more common food allergies for dogs. If your dog has an egg allergy, you’ll notice symptoms like dry, itchy skin, redness, and even sores. A true food allergy means your dog’s immune system overreacts to the protein in the egg. If you suspect that your dog is having an allergic reaction to eggs or anything else in their diet, be sure to check with your vet.
Your Rover.com pet sitter or dog walker should also know if your dog has any food allergies.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.