Can Poodles Eat Eggs?

For those concerned dog parents who have been feeding their poodle eggs and worry about his/ her health, don’t worry. The answer to if your poodle can eat eggs or not will come below.

Poodles can eat eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, and fatty acids. Eggs also contain that which can cause obesity if eaten too often. Any egg that is given to a poodle should be cooked and unseasoned.

Beyond this information, you may be questioning the health benefits and risks or eggs, as well as how to serve them. All of this will be explained below.

The Good that Comes from Eggs

Every dog I know out there simply loves eggs. It seems that they can smell eggs being cooked before the sizzling in the pan begins.

But, the question that most dog parents have asked is is it healthy?

The answer is yes. Eggs are extremely healthy for your poodle to eat. So, not only do they taste delicious, making your poodle happy, but you may also see some health benefits with your dog within weeks.

Eggs are so good for your poodle because they contain:

  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Fatty Acids
  • Linoleic Acid

These things all make eggs an extremely healthy treat for your poodle to have in moderation. Of course, there is no human food out there that we should give our poodle as their man food, including eggs. Although they are great for your poodle, eggs should simply be a treat.

Eggs can make an especially great treat for training.

When you are training your poodle, you want to offer the best of the best food that you have for them. This will make them want to please you even more than he/ she already does.

Eggs work very well for those trying to train their poodle and need a good treat.

Like mentioned earlier, you will not want to give your poodle too many eggs. But, you can make training work by rationing out the number of eggs you give your poodle throughout.

Not only do eggs make a great treat, but they actually function well as medicine.

Not only do eggs make a great treat, but they actually function well as medicine.

Eggs can actually help your poodle out if he/ she has upset stomach.

This is because eggs serve as protein boosters. This will help your dog with digestion. Whether your poodle already has digestion issues, or he/ she simply has an upset stomach, eggs may serve well as an alternative to medicine.

Plus, eggs are far less expensive than purchasing medicine for your poodle.

With all the great things contained in eggs, it is no wonder eggs are considered a healthy treat. Eggs are not only enjoyable for dogs to eat, but they will also help their digestion.

And as the poodle owner, eggs are also a great treat for your dog because they are so simple to cook.

In comparison to some of those dog treat recipes out there which may take hours to make, eggs are so simple to cook. And, because eggs are human food as well, you can make a good batch of eggs to share with your dog for breakfast.

The Bad News

Although there are so many great things about eggs that will bring health benefits to your poodle, there is always some bad things involved. As long as you are doing things the right way, you won’t have to worry much.

Overfeeding Your Poodle Eggs

One of the bad things about feeding your poodle eggs is that you have to be cautious about how much eggs you are giving to your poodle.

Because of the fats that are contained within eggs, eggs will cause obesity if they are given to dogs too often. So, in order to keep your poodle happy and healthy, you will have to make sure you are aware of how many eggs they have been eating.

In comparison to other human foods that dogs can eat, eggs can be given more often. With obesity being the highest risk towards your poodle eating eggs, you can still give your dog eggs as treats often.

Be cautious about how much eggs you are giving to your poodle.

Although eggs be an alternative medicine for digestive issues, it can also be the cause in some cases.

This is not extremely common among poodles. In fact, it should only happen in extreme cases such as feeding your poodle eggs as their entire food source, with no other foods or treats.

Because most dog parents will not do that, this is not a huge risk.

However, it is important to know that if your poodle is having a digestive issue, it may be because you are overfeeding him/her eggs.

Passing Gas

I’m sure after owning a dog, everyone out there knows the scent of dogs passing gas. Sometimes it can seem deadly.

Unfortunately, eggs often have this effect on dogs. The more eggs you give your poodle, the more gas he/ she will have. And even with the appropriate amount of eggs given, you may still be at risk of smelling things that you don’t want.

Although this side effect is not enjoyable, it is not a health hazard to your poodle.

Poodle Problems Present

If your poodle has diabetes or acute pancreatitis, you will not want to give your poodle eggs.

With these problems present, it is best to just completely avoid eggs altogether. Although it may be tempting to give your poodle eggs in moderation, the best way to keep your dog healthy is by not giving him/ her any eggs whatsoever.

Overall, eggs are a very healthy treat to give to your poodle.

The only risks present with giving your poodle eggs is caused by the owner. As long as you are feeding your poodle eggs the right way, you will not have any issues.

It is perfectly fine to give your dog several eggs within a week.

Anything above this amount will bring you closer into the risky zone. But, even daily egg eating is fine for a healthy poodle.

How to Serve Eggs to Your Poodle

By now, you are probably wondering how you are supposed to feed your dog eggs. Like I suggested earlier, it is easiest to just give your dog the same eggs that you have already cooked yourself.

However, you should never give your poodle raw eggs.

Raw eggs can cause biotin deficiency and salmonella. With these risks, it is important that every egg you give your poodle is fully cooked.

Now, you may be saying that your dog has eaten eggs from a bird’s nest and has been fine. Although dogs, unfortunately, have a tendency to do things like this, they are lucky. The best thing you can do for your poodle is to avoid risks.

Out of all of the kinds of eggs that we make, I will list which kinds are good and which you should not give your poodle.

Good for DogsBad for Dogs
Hard boiledSoft boiled
Hard ScrambledSoft Scrambled
Empty OmeletteOmelette with content
Sunny side up
Over easy
Poached
Baked

There are only a few options that are considered to be good and fully cooked for your poodle to eat.

Personally, I think that hard-boiled eggs are the easiest to give to your dog. All you have to do is leave your eggs in boiling water and wait. These are the easiest eggs to make and your poodle will love them.

What about the egg shells?

Eggshells are a great source of calcium for your dog.

Although most people do not think of it because we don’t eat eggshells, eggshells can actually be beneficial to serve to your poodle. Eggshells are especially good for dogs who are having trouble chewing on bones.

Eggshells are a great source of calcium for your dog.

The best way to give your poodle an eggshell is to crush it up in a coffee grinder. Then, when the eggshells are crushed, you can sprinkle them over your poodle’s regular food.

Just make sure that the shell is completely dried up and you are safe.

Seasoning

For us, eggs can taste pretty plain and boring without seasoning. For that purpose, we often put things like salt and pepper into our egg mixture before cooking.

However, seasoning is not good for your poodle. Even if it is just a little.

So, to serve your poodle eggs you will want to make sure to leave the egg mixture completely free of any seasoning for cooking.

Then, whenever you eat your eggs you can add the seasonings on top of the eggs. And, you can serve your dog the plain, unseasoned eggs. This will save you from any issues arising. And, you both will have great meals.

As far as human foods for dogs go, eggs are fairly simple.

You do not have to put in too much work for your dog to have a great treat. And, you may even witness the health of your dog improving from adding eggs into his/ her diet.

Marryn Jenkins

I am a long time pet lover. There has always been a soft spot in my heart for dogs. Although I have owned many dog breeds in my lifetime, poodles have become my favorite. I have a standard poodle, Sally, and a miniature poodle, Luna. With my experience owning poodles, I am here to help you learn all about this wonderful dog breed.

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