Husky diet

Can dogs eat eggs?

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Yes, dogs can eat eggs. Especially Siberian huskies. The working and active Siberian huskies will enjoy the extra protein found in eggs. Besides the fact that eggs are rich in protein, they also contain amino acids and linoleic acid. The nutritional factors found in eggs are good for the dog’s coat, skin, and energy level.

How to cook eggs for my dogs?

Dogs can eat hard-boiled eggs

Dog treats boiled eggs
Loki is waiting for his hard-boiled eggs

Dogs can’t eat what we’re eating, but there are a few things that we can safely share with them. One of those things is a hard-boiled egg. Even if it’s hard-boiled, the protein in the egg it’s not lost, such as it happens with other boiled foods.

I give hard-boiled eggs to my active Siberian huskies. And they enjoy every piece of it. They are very curious about what am I cooking and they want to stay with me in the kitchen when I’m preparing the meals. There might be some treats for them in the oven and they don’t want to miss it. If you cook for your dogs, you might be interested in how to make liver treats for your dog.

Can dogs eat scrambled eggs?

It’s morning and you’re preparing a really fast breakfast. Scrambled eggs are a fast breakfast choice for you and a healthy one for your dogs. Don’t add any butter, oil, or spices on top. Keep it simple for your dogs. I have a non-stick pan that doesn’t require oil or butter. Even if I like the buttery taste, butter is not recommended for dogs. I feed eggs to my dogs on top of their usual food or I give them as treats while doing some training. My husky boy likes to challenge me pretty often, so training sessions are a must. With pieces of scrambled eggs, the training sessions are even tastier.

Dogs can eat scrambled eggs
Nuria’s favorite treat

How many eggs should a dog eat?

As it goes with any supplement or treats, moderation is the key. Eggs are high in protein, but they are rich in calories too. If you have a small dog then you should feed him one or two eggs per week. Do you have a big boy or girl? Then you can feed him or her three eggs per week. You can adjust the diet to keep the calorie intake under control.

Read more about a balanced diet on Husky Puppy – Feeding Guide

My Siberian husky is a big boy. He can eat up to 3 eggs per week. The lady’s smaller, so her diet is different. She can eat a tasty scrambled egg per week. They are both active dogs that are engaged in many physical exercises during the day.

Can dogs eat raw eggs?

I don’t feed my dogs raw eggs or raw food for that matter. In the wilderness, dogs eat eggs from birds’ nest. If you’re living on the farm and by any chance you have chickens, then you might have a quadruped thief that steals chickens’ eggs when he has a chance. (hint: he has a furry tail!)

There are some risks when it comes to feeding raw eggs to your dog. These risks or side effects are rare but you should be aware of them. For example, raw eggs can be a source of salmonella if they are bad. Your dog can contract salmonella like us humans. Biotin deficiency is another rare side effect that might occur if you’re feeding too many raw eggs whites to your dog. What is biotin and why it’s important? Biotin is a vitamin, that you might know as vitamin H or B7, which supports healthy digestion and skin and cell growth.

As I specified before, these side effects are rare, but why should you take those risks when you can feed your dog cooked or boiled eggs from time to time.

Are eggshells good for dogs?

Grind eggshells for dogs

Eggshells are a source of calcium and protein. Therefore, strong bones and teeth for your buddy. You might still want to avoid feeding your dog eggshells from boiled eggs if you want to avoid any concern of salmonella poisoning.

How fine do I grind eggshells for my dog?

You have to crush the eggshells with a mortar and pestle or with a food processor. If the eggshells are a powder then the calcium will be fully absorbed.

How to feed eggshells to dogs?

Feeding eggshells to your dog is not that challenging. Sprinkle about a half teaspoon of eggshell powder into your pet’s regular food and he will eat it. A half teaspoon of eggshells powder is half of an eggshell. This small quantity has 1,000 mg of calcium.

If you don’t want to grind the eggshells, go and ask your vet about other products that will provide the needed dose of calcium for your dog. There are quite a few options out there. I’d stick with the natural option if possible.

Final thought

Siberian huskies can eat eggs
Siberian huskies can eat eggs

Eggs are not only tasty treats for your dog’s taste buds but they are a really good source of protein and calcium. Next time when you’re boiling some eggs for you, don’t forget to keep one for your dog. Cooked eggs can also help settle your dog’s upset stomach. Don’t feed him too many eggs. Even if they are tasty, they should be consumed in moderation.

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.


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