Humans have been consuming eggs for thousands of years. They are a staple in many human diets, and they have a long history as a foodstuff that is nutritious, low-cost, and filling.
That’s why many Siberian husky owners wonder if they can feed their eggs to their canine companions.
The short answer is: yes! Eggs are good for your Siberian husky. But there are lots of things to consider before you give eggs to your pup.
We’ll answer every question regarding eggs, Siberian huskies, and your Siberian husky’s health so you can feel confident that you’re doing the best thing possible for your furry friend.
Let’s begin with the most important one:
Are eggs safe for Siberian huskies?
Yes, eggs are safe for Siberian huskies. It is best not to feed your Siberian husky too much egg at once as a large amount could cause digestive issues.
The egg whites possess an enzyme called avidin which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). While this is not a concern in humans, if your Siberian husky consumes raw egg whites regularly and in large amounts, a biotin deficiency could develop. Cooked eggs are better because cooking destroys avidin.
If you are feeding your Siberian husky eggs for the first time, it is better to watch for any abnormal signs. Although rare, some Siberian huskies can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to eggs. If you observe any abnormal symptoms—vomiting, diarrhea, hives—stop feeding eggs immediately and consult with your veterinarian.
Benefits of eggs in Siberian huskies
Protein: Eggs are one of the most complete animal sources of protein.
Vitamin B-complex: Eggs contain all the B vitamins, including Vitamin B12, and are an excellent source of riboflavin and folate.
Selenium: Selenium is a trace mineral that has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.
Vitamin A: Egg yolks are a significant source of vitamin A, which is important for immune function and good vision.
Iron: Eggs contain iron, which can be difficult for Siberian huskies to get in their diet. Iron helps to carry oxygen through the body and is essential for cell growth and development.
Oleic acid: Oleic acid is a fatty acid found in olive oil, avocados and egg yolks that has been shown to improve heart health.
Do all Siberian huskies like eggs?
No, not all Siberian huskies like eggs.
In fact, your Siberian huskies may hate them! Some Siberian huskies simply won’t eat them because of their texture or the way they smell. Others may be allergic to eggs, and some are even lactose intolerant. So if you’re going to introduce a new food to your Siberian husky’s diet, especially one with such a distinct flavor profile, you should always consult with your vet first—just to be safe.
If you really want to get your Siberian husky to eat eggs but they’re not having it, don’t force it! You can try other Siberian husky-friendly protein sources like chicken or beef instead.
Can my Siberian huskies have eggs every day?
We don’t recommend it.
It’s perfectly safe for Siberian huskies to eat eggs, but only in moderation. It’s always a good idea to make sure that you’re feeding your Siberian husky the right amount of food and calories for their size and breed, just as you would for yourself.
Too much egg can cause an upset stomach! As long as you stick to feeding your pup one or two eggs twice/thrice a week, they should be fine. If you have questions about your Siberian husky’s diet, I’d recommend setting up a call with your vet.
Can Siberian husky puppies eat eggs?
Yes, Siberian husky puppies can eat eggs. However, it’s important to wait until they’re at least two months old before feeding them eggs. Puppies should be on a specialized puppy diet until they’re at least two months old, so you’ll want to consult with your veterinarian if you have questions about your puppy’s diet.
If your vet gives the go-ahead for egg consumption, start with just a small bite of cooked egg once or twice a week. It’s also important to keep in mind that puppies have very delicate digestive systems, so introducing new foods one at a time is always recommended when you’re unsure about whether it’s safe for your growing pup.
How much egg can Siberian huskies eat?
Portion control is important. Start small and if there are no negative side effects, you can offer more. Most Siberian huskies can eat one egg with no issues—as long as they don’t have an egg allergy. However, you should always consult with your vet first to determine how many eggs are right for your pooch. This number will depend on the age, size, and activity level of your Siberian husky.
A general rule of thumb: For smaller breeds, less than 20 pounds, one cooked egg per week is recommended. For medium-sized breeds, 21-50 pounds, two eggs per week is recommended. For large breeds over 50 pounds, three eggs per week is recommended. If your Siberian husky has a sensitive stomach or has diabetes or high blood pressure, it’s best to avoid feeding them eggs all together or at least limit their intake to once a month and only feed them cooked eggs (not raw).
How to serve eggs to your Siberian huskies?
It’s okay to feed your Siberian husky eggs occasionally in moderation. First, simply boil the egg. Once cooked and cooled, you can give it to your Siberian husky as a snack or break it up and mix it with your pup’s food.
You can also give your Siberian husky boiled eggs as a treat to help settle his stomach and provide him with much-needed nutrients.
Be sure that the egg is thoroughly cooked so there are no salmonella bacteria present.
Cook the eggs until both the yolk and whites are firm. Scrambled eggs are fine for your Siberian husky as long as they don’t contain any butter, oil, or seasoning—all of which can be harmful to Siberian huskies.
If you’re concerned about salmonella, you can also buy pasteurized eggs from the store that won’t contain any bacteria.
When are eggs bad for Siberian huskies?
Eggs are great for a Siberian husky’s health. They contain protein, calcium, and other nutrients.
Eggs are bad for Siberian huskies when they have underlying health issues. For example, if your Siberian husky has an allergy to eggs or pancreatitis, avoid feeding them eggs.
Eggs are also bad for Siberian huskies if you overindulge them with too many eggs in one sitting. This can lead to obesity and other health issues.
Last, you should be careful about how you feed your Siberian husky eggs. You should avoid feeding raw eggs to your Siberian husky because it can lead to improper digestion and salmonella poisoning.
Cracked egg shells are also dangerous for a Siberian husky because the sharp edges can cut their digestive tract. It is best to grind up the egg shells before feeding them to your Siberian husky to ensure their safety.
What happens when your Siberian huskies eat too much egg?
Vomiting: Siberian huskies who have consumed too much egg may vomit. This is the Siberian husky’s body’s way of telling you that something is not right, and in most cases, it needs help.
Diarrhea: Diarrhea is another way for the body to rid itself of something it does not want. If your Siberian husky has diarrhea after consuming too many eggs, then you know this is a sign that something is amiss.
Bloat: Bloat is a very serious condition where the stomach fills with gas and can cause death if not treated immediately. Watch for signs like pacing, restlessness, abdominal pain and an inability to vomit or pass gas.
Obesity: If your Siberian husky consumes too many eggs over a long period, he may become obese (overweight). Obesity can lead to other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Obese Siberian huskies are also more likely to suffer from hip dysplasia because of excess weight putting pressure on their joints.
Other human foods Siberian huskies can eat
What other human foods can Siberian huskies eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Husky can eat.
So, can Siberian huskies eat eggs?
Yes, Siberian huskies can eat eggs. Eggs are rich in protein, amino acids, and antioxidants, making it an excellent treat for Siberian huskies. However, Siberian huskies should have eggs cooked and not raw. Raw eggs can contain Salmonella or E. Coli, which can make your Siberian husky very sick. Always be sure to check with your vet before feeding your Siberian husky any new food.