In the southern states of the US, there’s a name for someone who has a habit they can’t break; an egg-sucking dog. This comes from farmers who would often find their dogs returning to their hen-houses time and again to eat eggs, leaving the broken shell behind as if they’d sucked out the insides. So we can take it from this that there’s a long history of dogs enjoying eating eggs, but should they eat eggs? In this post, we’ll tell you what you need to know about treating your dogs to the occasional egg.
Cook it well and safely
You can indeed treat your dog to the occasional egg as part of their diet (provided its within their calorie count of course). But how best to serve it? Unlike the apocryphal egg-sucking dog we were just talking about, raw eggs are not a good idea in the same way they aren’t particularly safe for us humans. Raw eggs can include salmonella and we certainly don’t want our dogs getting any of that.
Instead, if you are going to treat your dog to an egg, make sure it’s a healthier option. Friend eggs are not a good idea as this will come with a lot of grease which is not good for a pooch’s weight or digestive system. But a poached egg, or a hard boiled egg can make an excellent treat (though be sure to place it in their bowl – a dog eating an egg can get a bit messy.