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Dogs should generally not be consuming more than one boiled and deshelled egg a day. Eggs are not harmful to dogs; however, they should be fed in moderation like all foods. Most dog owners will offer eggs to dogs who are fed a raw and homemade diet instead of commercial dog food.

Some recipes will suggest adding an egg to your dog’s diet, but it can be difficult to follow recipes like this as it may mean they will be consuming more eggs than recommended.

If you want to learn more about feeding eggs to your dog and how many eggs are safe for your dog to consume daily, then this article has all the information you need!

Can Dogs Eat Eggs Every day?

Eggs are safe for dogs to eat, and they can provide your dog with nutrition because they are high in fatty acids, vitamins, and protein which can help support your canine companion’s health. Most dogs can safely eat one boiled egg a day alongside their main diet.

It is always important to first check with your dog’s veterinarian to determine if your dog’s possible medical conditions (such as obesity) make it safe for them to consume eggs daily. Veterinarians will generally recommend that dogs who are prone to obesity not eat very fatty and rich foods so frequently, as it puts them at risk.

One egg a day is the daily recommended amount for dogs, however certain factors such as weight problems, allergies, or breed size will determine how much egg your dog should be consuming.

Feeding Eggs To Dogs According To Their Breed Size

Although the generally recommended number of eggs a dog can eat in a day is one, you should consider your dog’s breed size. Small dog breeds such as chihuahuas will do better with half or a quarter of an egg daily in comparison to large dog breeds such as the Great Dane, who will be able to consume an entire egg without becoming full as quickly.

This is because a typical chicken’s egg contains between 54 to 78 calories per serving, which will quickly complete a larger portion of a small dog’s breed’s daily calorie intake, whereas it will barely affect a large dog breed’s calorie intake. Some homemade dog foods that include eggs in the recipe will have different portion sizes for small to large dog breeds.

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How To Prepare Eggs for Dogs

It is best to feed a dog a boiled and thoroughly cooked egg rather than a raw egg. This is because raw eggs can put your dog at risk of contracting salmonella. Raw eggs can also be a breeding ground for other types of bacteria or increase your dog’s risk of developing a biotin deficiency, because the egg whites contain an enzyme that prevents biotin from being absorbed in the body, properly known as avidin.

You should place the egg in a pot and boil it until the egg is hard-boiled (no runny yolk). You can also boil several eggs at once and store them in an airtight container in the fridge to keep them fresh so that you do not have to spend time cooking eggs for your dog every day. This is most beneficial if you are following a homemade dog food recipe that contains egg in the ingredients.

When it comes to feeding the egg to your dog, you should remove the shell that covers the egg and cut it into sizeable pieces to make it easier for your dog to consume.

Always look for organic eggs that are fresh from the farm, rather than eggs that are potentially full of hormones and other chemicals that have been introduced into the chicken or bird’s environment before the egg is laid. This minimizes the chances of exposing your dog to harmful substances if they are consuming eggs frequently.


Consult with your dog’s veterinarian before introducing eggs into your dog’s diet so that you can get a professional opinion as to whether feeding eggs to your dog daily will be a good idea. Aside from being a typical ingredient in homemade dog foods, you can also give your dog an egg as a healthy treat rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins.

Portion sizing is important, as it might be safe for a small and large dog breed to consume one egg a day, but the smaller the dog breed is, the more calories the dog will be consuming from the egg. It might be necessary to cut one egg in half for smaller dog breeds to ensure that their calorie intake is not just being fulfilled by eggs.

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