Got leftover Easter eggs and not sure what to do? Read on to find out if you can safely feed your dog eggs.
The answer may be as simple as feeding them to your pooch. Eggs are a good source of protein and essential amino acids (i.e. the ones the body cannot make) for dogs. Either boiled or cooked, they can serve as delicious treats or whole food dietary supplements.
How Many eggs A Day Can Fido Eat?
You’ll want to talk to your vet about this because every pup is different due to size, breed and other factors. Believe it or not, while generally eggs are safe for dogs, there are documented cases of allergies. Just like with any food to be sure to avoid overfeeding, which can lead to obesity.
What About Raw Eggs?
Raw eggs have long been touted for giving dogs a shiny, thick coat. It is, however, possible for them to contract salmonella just like humans. So if you choose to feed them raw eggs, make sure they are from a high-quality source you can trust. One issue to be on the lookout for is biotin deficiency.
Biotin is a B complex vitamin that promotes healthy skin and coat while aiding in digestion and metabolism. The enzymes in raw egg whites bind to biotin preventing its absorption and leading to depletion of this important nutrient.
So the next time you have too many eggs on hand, remember that either boiled or cooked they can be a tasty treat that you can confidently feed your dog.
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