Can Dogs Eat Eggs?

Here's what a vet says.

dog eating plate of eggs

Ever wonder if you can feed your dog eggs as a treat?

It turns out that not only can dogs eat eggs, they are totally amazing for your pup — and letting your pet have their own breakfast omelet won’t hurt anybody.

Benefits of eggs for your dog

There are multiple health benefits dogs can reap from chowing down on an egg.

“Eggs are a great source of protein and fatty acids,” Dr. John Sangiorgio, a veterinarian from CompeteCare Veterinary Center in New York City, told The Dodo.

Plus, they can help calm your dog’s stomach down if he has an upset tummy.

Eggs are also great for your pup’s skin and coat because they’re full of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A.

How your dog can safely eat eggs

When it comes to preparing eggs for your dog, the only thing you really want to do is make sure they’re fully cooked.

Serve your dog whatever style of eggs he prefers (or that you happen to be cooking); slices of hard boiled eggs or soft scrambled ones are equally great. Also leave out any spices and make sure any eggs your feed your pet are completely plain, because dogs don’t do well with all spices (and they’ll enjoy it just fine without)!

Can dogs eat eggs regularly?

When it comes to eggs, you might be wondering about the cholesterol in them — but, surprisingly, that isn’t going to be an issue.

“Since a normal dog's cholesterol is well over 200 you don't have to worry about raising that,” Dr. Sangiorgio said.

What you should watch, however, is if your dog begins gaining too much weight from consuming eggs — if you’re not sure, you can check with your veterinarian to see how many eggs your individual pup can have daily.

In moderation, however, eggs are a great snack to feed your dog.