Can I feed a Puppy Scrambled Eggs?
If the additives being harmful to your dog is scaring you away from feeding your pet some scrambled eggs, the alternative is simple. As long as you give your dog the eggs without the added fat and spices, cooked eggs are actually a great addition to their diet. Even the American Kennel Club (AKC) agrees with that.
Just be careful to watch for side effects. Like humans, many dogs harbor allergies to a selection of foods that dog owners are unaware of because their dog has never eaten the food they’re allergic to. If your puppy eats eggs and starts to develop itchy skin, or red, runny eyes, they may have an allergy to egg protein.
Your dog would love to get his paws on your scrambled eggs, but is this a good idea—or should you keep this food away from your pup?
How Often Should I Feed My Dog Scrambled Eggs?
Keep in mind that an average large egg has about 70 calories, 185 milligrams of cholesterol, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and 6 grams of protein. These numbers are well below a dog’s recommended daily allowances. Still, it’s an excellent idea to stick with the “10 percent rule.”
Whether you mostly give your dog wet or dry food, as a rule, you should do your best to avoid giving your puppy very much human food at all. The general rule is to limit your dog to 10 percent extra food of any kind (non-core dietary treats like scrambled eggs).
Also, while (fully cooked) eggs by themselves are not dangerous to your dog, many of the recipes for scrambled eggs and omelets have ingredients dogs cannot eat. Again, such common and un-dangerous additives like onion and garlic can be downright toxic to a dog.
Can dogs eat Scrambled Eggs?
Many of us regularly eat and cook with eggs – but can we share them with our dogs? The answer is Yes, dogs can eat eggs.
Before modifying any dog or puppy’s diet, strongly consider consulting with a Veterinary professional. Nutrition is the foundation of future health – and you don’t want to risk any harm.
Dogs can eat all parts of the egg, even the shell (though this is not where we suggest starting)
Dogs find eggs to be a great source of protein. Essentially they consist entirely of dense protein – which is the major component of a dog’s diet. Dogs don’t need carbohydrates or fats as much as they need protein.
Eggs do have some quality amino acids and fats. Dogs in the wild would forage and eat eggs when they encounter them.
The good news is, just as fully cooked eggs are a phenomenal source of protein for you, the same is true for your dog.
Overall, however, the benefit of eating cooked eggs is the same for your dog as it is for you. Eggs contain several essential fatty and amino acids, as well as Vitamin A. Since an egg only contains 70 calories, one scrambled egg is unlikely to mess with your puppy’s diet, as long as you don’t make it a habit. More on that later.
In fact, your dog can eat an egg every day, and most will see no ill effects. That said, however, if you like a lot of extras with your eggs, you have to be more careful. For example, suppose you like to sauté some garlic and onions in butter to add to your scrambled eggs. In that case, they become somewhat unhealthy for your dog.
That is because dairy products, like butter, and spices like onion and garlic, tend to kill off a canine’s red blood cells, leaving them anemic or worse. They can cause diarrhea and dehydration, as well. In fact, try to leave out the added salt when you feed your dog some scrambled eggs since excess sodium is also bad for a dog.