The egg is a very popular food among humans. It is nutrient-rich, low cost, and high in protein. That’s why many Goldendoodle owners wonder: Can I feed eggs to my Goldendoodles?
The short answer is: Yes! You can feed eggs to your Goldendoodles.
But there are lots of questions surrounding whether you should feed eggs to your Goldendoodles. Should you feed them raw or cooked? Will it trigger an allergic reaction? Can some breeds eat more than others? And what about the shells? How much is too much?
We’ll answer all of those questions and more in this article, so let’s get started with the most commonly asked question:
Are eggs safe for Goldendoodles?
Eggs are safe for Goldendoodles, and they can eat both cooked and raw eggs. However, it is best to introduce eggs slowly, and not feed them to your Goldendoodle in excess.
Cooked egg is a better option because raw egg whites contain an enzyme that prevents the absorption of biotin (a vitamin), which can lead to skin and coat problems. Additionally, raw eggs are more likely to contain bacteria such as salmonella.
If you are feeding your Goldendoodle eggs for the first time, monitor your Goldendoodle afterward for any abnormal signs or symptoms. These can include vomiting, diarrhea, increased gas, increased thirst, or other symptoms of digestive distress.
Rarely, some Goldendoodles may show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to one ingredient in their diet. If you observe any abnormal symptoms after feeding your Goldendoodle eggs, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian immediately.
Benefits of eggs in Goldendoodles
Eggs are a great source of:
Protein. Protein is essential for maintaining your Goldendoodle’s skin and coat, their muscles, and keeping their immune system in check.
Vitamin B-complex. This includes thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folate and vitamin B12. These vitamins are important for energy production and metabolism, muscle growth and development, and brain function.
Selenium. This is an important antioxidant mineral that can help promote healthy thyroid function and prevent some forms of cancer.
Vitamin A. This vitamin helps with eye health and is necessary for eyesight and immune function.
Iron. Iron carries oxygen throughout the body to help your Goldendoodle stay active and healthy.
Oleic acid. This fatty acid provides heart health benefits by lowering blood pressure levels in Goldendoodles with hypertension (high blood pressure).
Do all Goldendoodles like eggs?
Your Goldendoodles may not like eggs, and that’s okay! Goldendoodles have food preferences just like humans do, and some Goldendoodles can be allergic to egg yolk or egg white. Don’t force your Goldendoodle to eat something that it doesn’t want to eat. Instead, try other Goldendoodle friendly protein sources like lean chicken or turkey.
If you’re concerned about allergies, consult with your vet before introducing a new food to your Goldendoodle’s diet.
Can my Goldendoodles have eggs every day?
Eggs are a great source of protein for Goldendoodles when given in moderation, but it’s important to keep in mind that too much egg in your Goldendoodle’s diet can lead to an upset stomach.
To keep your Goldendoodle healthy and happy, limit their egg consumption to once or twice a week, at most. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of eggs without worrying about what they’re doing to your Goldendoodle’s digestive system.
Can Goldendoodle puppies eat eggs?
Yes, but they should be at least two months old first. During their first two months, Goldendoodle puppies should be on a specialized puppy diet. Once they’re at least eight weeks old and eating solid puppy food, you can start introducing them to new foods in small amounts. You can do this by giving them just a small bite of cooked egg once or twice a week.
Keep in mind that puppies have a very delicate digestive system, so you shouldn’t introduce any new foods to your puppy’s diet without consulting with your veterinarian first.
How much egg can Goldendoodles eat?
The amount of eggs you can feed your Goldendoodle depends on the age, size and activity level of your Goldendoodle. As a general rule of thumb: If you have a smaller pup breed (<20 lbs), one cooked egg per week is enough. For medium-sized pup breeds (21-50lbs lbs), two cooked eggs per week is sufficient. You can offer up to three eggs per week to large pup breeds (>50 lbs).
It is important to know that some Goldendoodles are allergic to eggs. That’s why it’s always best to consult with your vet first on what serving size is right for your Goldendoodle. After consulting with your vet, portion control is important. Start small and if there are no signs of allergies, you can offer more.
How to serve eggs to your Goldendoodles?
Cooking eggs for Goldendoodles seems like a strange thing to do, but it can actually be a really great thing to add to your Goldendoodle’s diet. It all comes down to how you’re cooking them.
Let’s get one thing straight: before adding any new food to your Goldendoodle’s diet—including eggs—you should always consult with your vet first. This is true for Goldendoodles of any age, and especially important if you have a puppy or an elderly Goldendoodle. Your vet will let you know whether eggs are safe for your specific Goldendoodle and what quantity is OK for the size of your pet.
If you get the go-ahead from the vet, you’ll be able to move on to the next step: making sure that the eggs you’re serving are organic and properly cleaned. After that, there are a few different ways to cook your eggs that are easy and tasty.
You can steam hard-boiled eggs, which requires cleaning them and placing them in an egg cooker or steamer basket with water in the bottom (instant pot makes this super easy!). If you have an egg cooker/steamer, follow the instructions for a fully cooked egg; if not, steam until firm but still tender—about 12 minutes total. If you’d like to avoid boiling altogether, you can also make an omelet or frittata with extra vegetables and spices that are safe for Goldendoodles.
If your Goldendoodle has a shell allergy, it’s best to avoid feeding them eggs with shells altogether. Otherwise, grinding up shells and adding them to their food is a great way to boost calcium intake.
When are eggs bad for Goldendoodles?
If your Goldendoodle has a chronic health condition like an allergy or pancreatitis, avoid feeding them eggs.
Even if your Goldendoodle is healthy, you don’t want to overindulge him with eggs. Check with your vet to see how many eggs are safe for your Goldendoodle to eat in a week.
Raw eggs can also be dangerous for Goldendoodles. Cooking the egg eliminates any risk of salmonella poisoning. If you choose to feed your Goldendoodle raw eggs, make sure that they are organic and free-range.
Egg shells are also hard on a Goldendoodle’s digestive system and should be ground before being fed to Goldendoodles.
What happens when your Goldendoodles eat too much egg?
Vomiting: If a Goldendoodle eats too many eggs, he may experience some mild vomiting. This is the body’s way of getting rid of undigested food.
Diarrhea: A Goldendoodle with diarrhea might experience an upset stomach—and that could result from ingesting too much egg.
Bloat: Your Goldendoodle could experience bloat if he’s eaten too much egg. His stomach could become distended and look like it’s filled with air or fluid. Sometimes, gastric torsion can occur, which is a medical emergency.
Obesity: Because eggs contain fat and protein, your Goldendoodle might gain weight if he eats too many eggs for his size and breed.
Other human foods Goldendoodles can eat
What other human foods can Goldendoodles eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Goldendoodle can eat.
So, can Goldendoodles eat eggs?
Yes, Goldendoodles can eat eggs. Eggs are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, making it an excellent treat for Goldendoodles. However, you should always be careful when feeding your Goldendoodle anything that’s not a specific Goldendoodle treat. If you’re going to feed your Goldendoodle eggs, make sure they are fully cooked. You should also avoid feeding your Goldendoodle eggs if they have allergies or sensitivities to egg whites, and always check with your veterinarian before adding any new food to your Goldendoodle’s diet.