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.
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.
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.