Can Dogs Eat Boiled Eggs

Can Dogs Eat Boiled Eggs?

yesThe Answer

In short, if you are wondering if you can give your dog boiled eggs, the answer is yes, dogs can eat boiled eggs.

More Info About Eggs For Dogs

Boiled Eggs 2Eggs are a great source of protein for dogs.  Boiling eggs is a great way to serve your dog egg.  When boiling eggs to give to your dog ensure that you do not add any spices to the eggs.  If you have already spiced eggs, be sure to do research on the spices you used, as some spices can be harmful to dogs.

How Much Egg Should You Give To Your Dog?

Boiled EggsIt is best not to over feed your dog eggs. Try not to give your dog an egg more than twice a week. If you have a large dog, you could give them an entire egg, however if you have a small dog, you may want to give only part of the egg to your dog. A good measurement is to look at how much food your dog eats. Do not give your dog more than one tenth of their regular meal.

Eggs and Gas In Dogs

dog 1As you may know, when a dog farts it smells. Because most dogs are not used to eating eggs by themselves, it can cause your dog to pass gas. If you do not give your dog much egg, they will likely not pass gas, however the more egg you give to your dog, the more likely/longer your dog will pass gas.

Egg As A Dog Treat

Because of how eggs taste, most dogs love them. They can make an amazing dog treat if cut into pieces. They are great to use for for training dogs.

Egg Shells And Your Dog

Boiled Eggs 5You may be wondering if your dog can also eat the egg shell. The answer might surprise you. They actually can, and it is actually healthy for your dog. Egg shells have a large amount of nutrients in them, and they are soft enough to be easily crunched by your dog. It is up to you if you want to let your dog try some egg shell. They may really enjoy it.

Egg Nutritional Information

Boiled Eggs 4Eggs are a great source of protein, riboflavin, and selenium.
An large egg is roughly 50g and has the following nutrition.
Calories: 70
Total Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 195mg
Sodium: 65mg
Carbohydrate: 1g
Protein: 6g

Conclusion On Boiled Eggs For Dogs

Boiled Eggs 3It is safe to occasionally feed your dog boiled eggs; however you should not give your dog too much egg. The egg yolk, white, and shell are all safe for consumption by dogs. The extra nutrients found in eggs can help your dog stay healthy, and have a healthy coat. Eggs are a budget friendly way to add extra protein to your dogs diet.

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I have owned dogs my entire life, and could not live without them. I adopted my dog Daisy three years ago, and she brings joy and happiness into every day. I enjoy making home made dog treats for my baby, and I take care to make sure my dog has the best food possible!

8 thoughts on “Can Dogs Eat Boiled Eggs?”

  1. I have been giving my dog eggs for years. It really helps improve your dogs coat, it give it a very nice shine, and makes it super soft. My dog absolutely loves eggs to!

    1. Hi my name is alka I have a pug and German spiz cross dog. my dog loves egg boil with steam rice I give him ones a day can you tell me is it bad for him

      1. Hi Alaka,
        It depends on your dogs age and level of activity. For a health active dog, there wouldn’t be any issues.

  2. Thanks! My dog jumped up and ate an egg off my plate. I was scared because I had never given him an egg before. Glad to know he will be ok!

  3. I was told to give my dog an egg a week to help its coat shine. Would it be better to give one entire egg once a week, or would it be better to give my dog part of an egg every day? I eat egg every morning so i would have no issue giving my dog a piece each morning.

    1. Hi K, If you can give your dog just a bit of egg each day it would be better. Since dogs cannot digest eggs as well as humans can, too much can cause them to get gas. If you just give a small amount each day it would be easier on your dogs digestion.

  4. Eggs can be very healthy for dogs. Be careful with giving too many eggs at once, or you can face some serious dog farts… I give my dog a bit of egg whenever I have any.

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The information on this website has been taken from various sources. We simply do research and regurgitate information. Please ask your vet before altering your pets diet. The information on this website is in no means a full scientific study, it is simply a guide.