Can dogs eat Egg yolk?

can dogs eat egg yolkYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Egg yolks are a good source of protein and many other nutrients for dogs; it contains high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, and minerals such as zinc and iron. These nutrients help support dogs' overall health.

Risks

health-risks
  • Egg yolks are high in calories, and they contain a high level of cholesterol. Too much cholesterol can cause health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and pancreatitis in dogs, hence excessive consumption must be avoided.
  • Raw egg yolks can be contaminated with salmonella. Dogs are mostly resistant to salmonella. However, a dog with a weak immune system or existing digestive issues could be more susceptible to the infection.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Cook the egg yolks by boiling and serve to dogs with no seasonings. Egg yolks should be given to dogs occasionally as treat and in moderation.

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