Scrambled eggs are delicious. I know it, you know it, and your dogs knows it. Still, can dogs eat scrambled eggs every day?
No, it is not recommended that you feed scrambled eggs every day to your dog. While they are an easily digestible form of protein, it comes at a cost, as 2/3 of that egg is made up of fats. They also ‘eat-up’ a big chunk in your dog’s recommended daily calories, so this doesn’t count in their favor, either.
Today, we’ll tell you how many eggs your dog can have in a week, if a bacon-grease scramble is good, how scrambled eggs can help with tummy problems, and more! They aren’t an ideal everyday food, but scrambled eggs have a lot going for them when it comes to your dog and we’ll tell you why!
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Are scrambled eggs good for my dog?
From a nutritional standpoint, eggs have a lot of protein in them, which is certainly good for your dog. That said, even if you are using proper canine-cooking techniques by leaving out the salt, butter, and oils, too many eggs are really not that good for your dog.
It’s mostly due to the calories and the fat content. A large egg will have approximately 90 calories and while the protein count is good, 60 of those calories are from fat.
Add in that a 10-pound dog should be eating about 350 calories per day to maintain their current weight, and you find the one scrambled egg is taking up 1/3 of their daily recommended calories. Simply put, your dog can certainly have some scrambled eggs, but you really need to watch those portions.
Is Scrambled Egg good for dogs upset tummy?
Scrambled eggs can actually be quite helpful for a dog with a tummy ache, vomiting, or even diarrhea. This is good to know – most dogs won’t turn down scrambled eggs, even if they feel bad – so you’ve got something that you can get them to eat that is actually good for them.
To take advantage, just give your dog a small amount of scrambled eggs that you’ve left the salt, butter, and oil out – just scrambled the egg itself with a little water and a quick cook.
Start with a big spoonful and after a while you’ll see if your dog is able to keep it down and if so, then increase the amount for another serving.
They can have more egg when they are feeling bad, so keep them coming, and you can try adding a little rice or cottage cheese later until your dog is eating properly again on their own and the worst has passed.
Does scrambled egg really stop diarrhea in dogs?
Yes, the eggs really do help when your dog has diarrhea, and we’ll tell you why. As it turns out, eggs are a very easy-to-digest form of protein. This allows your dogs tummy to settle a bit since it won’t have to work hard to ingest them as a food source, but those proteins also help to make more solid stools.
Think of scrambled eggs as essentially a ‘low impact’ food for when you dog is feeling ill. They definitely have too much fat and calories for them to be a regular, everyday meal, but when your dog is sick and doesn’t want to eat then scrambled eggs can be an absolute godsend!
Do you put milk in scrambled eggs for dogs?
You can, provided that your dog is fairly tolerant of lactose, and as long as they don’t have diarrhea or an upset stomach already. If your dog is feeling under the weather and you give them anything will milk, it can just make the problem worse, as they don’t digest it as easily as humans do.
If your dog is feeling fine, however, then a little milk in their scrambled eggs won’t hurt them and it will add a little calcium to their eggy-treat.
Is a ‘bacon grease’ egg-scramble good for dogs?
No, you shouldn’t scramble your dog’s eggs in bacon grease, no matter how much they beg. While it’s a delicious way to scramble eggs for both humans and dogs alike, bacon grease is quite high in fats, oils, and salt, so it’s really not very good for your dog (or for you, when you get down to it!).
It’s better to simply pre-heat the pan, put a spoonful of water in it, and then scramble a single egg quickly. That way you can make scrambled eggs without oils, salt, spices, and the like so that your dog is simply eating 100% natural cooked egg.
How many eggs can a dog eat in a week?
Due to the high fat content and the calories, it’s recommended that your dog only eats eggs in moderation. As such, if you have a small dog, then 1 scrambled egg a week is fine, but no more. Medium-sized dogs can have 2 a week and the large dogs can have as many as 3.
It doesn’t sound like much, but it boils down to the “10% treat’ rule. Your dog should be eating no more than 10% of their daily caloric intake in the form of treats. While eggs are natural, they still have a lot of fat, so when it comes to your dog’s diet then it’s most accurate to put eggs in the ‘treat’ category.
Your dog can definitely still have them, you’ve just got to moderate their intake like you would with any other types of foods.
Some closing comments
Scrambled eggs, given in moderation, will be a welcome treat for your dog and can even help when they are feeling nauseous or dealing with diarrhea. Just be sure to keep the portions small – those eggs are high in protein, but also in fats, too!
As long as you can do this and make sure that you are leaving out the harmful salt and oils, then you can certainly enjoy a delicious morning scramble with your dog.