Now that we unraveled the array of nutrients found in eggs, we’ll discuss the best way to add this valuable treat to your dog’s diet.
How Many Eggs Should Your Dog Eat?
The best approach to adding eggs to your dog’s diet is going stepwise.
You’d want to give your dog one cooked and peeled egg at the beginning, then check him for any gastrointestinal disturbances. If no signs of trouble appear on your dog, you could safely include eggs in his diet.
Dogs should eat up to one egg per day. Still, it would be better if you only gave your dog 3-4 eggs per week because eggs are high in protein and calories and might cause weight gain.
How to Cook Eggs for Your Dog?
The safest way to cook eggs is to hard-boil them and leave them to cool down. After that, peel off the outer shells, chop the eggs, and add them to your dog’s food.
You can also scramble or poach the eggs, but keep in mind not to add any spices, salt, pepper, or butter.
Should You Give Your Dog Eggshells?
As we mentioned above, the eggshell is rich in minerals like calcium, which helps strengthen your dog’s bones. Yet, the daily calcium intake shouldn’t exceed 0.184 fl-oz/lb.
See, hypercalcemia can lead to chronic kidney failure, vitamin D imbalance, and indigestion.
Another pitfall of feeding your dog eggshells is the sharpness of the chewed shells. Dogs can’t crush the shells enough, which might cause indigestion or gum cuts.
Thus, you should consult your vet before feeding your dog eggshells, and even then, only feed your dog boiled and powdered eggshells.