HAYLEE

CAN DOGS EAT EGGS


Asked by HAYLEE on Dec 22nd 2007 in Food & Nutrition
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Kolbe

Yes they can, eggs are a good source of omega 3's and can help coat shine. Good to eat raw or cooked.


Kolbe answered on 12/22/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Roscoe the Racehound™

raw eggs can contain salmonela, be careful


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Abby

Yes, absolutely.

Eggs are a source of biotin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, and Vitamin B12, among other things.

The one thing you want to be really carefully with is feeding a lot of egg whites, as they contain a substance that can hinder absorption of biotin in the body. It's nothing to worry about if you give the egg whole (with the yolk) or cooked, though.

Eggs can be fed raw or cooked. Even though eggs can contain salmonella, it's nothing to worry about. Your dog's digestive system won't have issues with it. Just make sure you handle any raw foods carefully, same as you would when preparing meals for yourself. (Wash hands and clean surfaces after.)

If you give eggs, it's best to give them whole, including the shell if your dog will eat it. Egg shells are a good source of calcium. You can put the whole thing in a blender if your dog won't chew the shells by herself.


Abby answered on 12/23/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer