Can dogs eat Chicken eggs?

can dogs eat eggsYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Eggs are a good source of protein and essential amino acids dogs need for the proper functions of their organs.
  • Eggs contain a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, B6, B12, and selenium.
  • Eggs are also a good source of zinc, iron, and copper.
  • Calcium and phosphorous in eggs promote teeth and bone health in dogs.
  • The potassium in eggs is good for heart, nerves, and muscle health in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Some dogs are particularly allergic to chicken eggs. They may experience skin itchiness, inflammation, hair loss, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Long-term consumption of raw egg white could cause Vitamin B7 deficiency in dogs, vitamin B7 is important for skin health, healthy cell growth, and metabolism.
  • Eggs may contain bacteria, including salmonella. Dogs are mostly resistant to salmonella infection. However, a dog with a weak immune system or existing digestive issues could be more susceptible to the infection.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Feed your dog eggs that are free-range or organic.
  • Many raw feeders feed raw eggs to their dogs regularly.
  • Cook the eggs if you are worried about any potential bacteria and parasites and Vitamin B7 deficiency.
  • Small dogs can have 1 egg a week whilst medium-sized dogs can have 2. Large and giant breeds of dogs can have up to 3 eggs per week.

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