Puppies can eat eggs at around 7-8 weeks of age (once the puppy has been weaned off its mother’s milk). Try feeding eggs along with soft foods like canned or dehydrated dog food.
Eggs contain essential minerals and vitamins for growing puppies. The nutrients in an egg include Iron, Fatty Acids, Folate, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B12. These nutrients and vitamins help maintain your puppy’s skin and coat.
You can also feed egg yolks to your puppy, but be aware of the number of egg yolks that you are feeding. Feed no more than 1/3 of egg yolks a day until the puppy reaches 9-10 weeks.
Try to feed your puppy boiled or cooked eggs to avoid any chance of Salmonella, biotin deficiency, or any kind of bacterial disease.
How to feed eggs to your puppy?
It is important to boil or cook the eggs before feeding them to your puppy. Eggs should be boiled or cooked without oil, butter, salt, spices, or any other additives. Buy eggs from an organic farmer so they have not been chemically treated.
Start feeding your puppy with 1/3 egg a day and watch them for any signs of gastrointestinal upsets like diarrhea or vomiting for 2-3 days. If your puppy does not present digestive discomfort, you can continue feeding it.
Are eggs necessary for growing puppies?
Any formulated dog’s food has been specially designed to meet his nutritional needs, but if you’re hoping to supplement your puppy’s diet with an extra supply of protein, vitamins, and minerals, eggs may be a good option. But to be on the safe side, only feed cooked or boiled eggs to a puppy with a minimum amount. Raw eggs can carry a risk of Salmonella and Biotin deficiency.
Can puppies eat eggshells for calcium?
Growing puppies need plenty of calcium in their diets to build strong bones. Eggshells are safe for puppies to eat, but they are not a good source of calcium for puppies. The calcium in shells is calcium carbonate, which puppies don’t absorb well. The eggshell powder is also lacking in magnesium and phosphorus.
For the best source of calcium raw bones are a good option for puppies. If you don’t want to feed bones or if your pup has problems with them, you can feed your pup a grass-fed bone meal as a calcium supplement.
Can puppies be allergic to eggs?
Just like humans, some puppies can have an allergic reaction to eggs. Allergy signs can be vomiting, diarrhea, itchy skin or swollen ears after a puppy eats eggs. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to take your puppy to the vet.
Can you feed human treats to your puppy?
A minimum of 90% of your puppy’s diet should consist of food specially designed for puppies. You should only feed your dog human treats occasionally, and treats should not make up more than 10% of his daily diet.
Many human snacks, including chocolate, grapes, and xylitol (found in sugar-free treats), are poisonous to puppies.