Can Pugs Eat Eggs?

Eggs are very popular food among humans. Not only are they low-cost, but they’re also nutrient-rich and easy to find. That’s why many Pug owners want to feed their Pugs eggs. But can you feed eggs to your Pugs? The short answer is “yes,” but there are some considerations.

This article will answer every question regarding feeding your Pug eggs, including whether cooked or raw eggs are better for your Pug, if Pugs can have eggshells, and whether you should worry about giving too many eggs to your Pug.

Let’s start with the most basic question: what is an egg?

Are eggs safe for Pugs?

Yes, eggs are safe for Pugs to eat. In fact, eggs can be a healthy and nutritious part of your Pug’s diet. They are high in protein and contain many vitamins and minerals necessary for a balanced diet.

However, introduce eggs slowly into your Pug’s diet to ensure that they don’t have an adverse reaction. Eggs may be too rich for some Pugs’ digestive systems and can cause vomiting or diarrhea.

It is best not to feed your Pug too much egg at once, as they may have an upset stomach. Feed half a hard-boiled egg or one scrambled egg at a time to determine if your Pug can tolerate the egg and how much they can eat without becoming sick. Cooked egg is a better option because raw eggs could contain salmonella bacteria that could make both you and your Pug ill.

If this is the first time you are feeding your Pug eggs, watch for any abnormal signs, such as vomiting or diarrhea. Although rare, some Pugs can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction, especially to egg whites; if this occurs, stop feeding the egg immediately and consult with your veterinarian.

Benefits of eggs in Pugs

Eggs are amazingly healthy food to include in your Pug’s diet. Whether you like to feed your pup raw, scrambled, or hard-boiled eggs, your Pug will be a little healthier after eating one of those bad boys.

Here’s why:

1. Protein: This is the most obvious benefit of eggs for your Pug—they are a great source of protein. When cooked, the protein in eggs is biochemically available to Pugs, meaning it’s easily digested and utilized by the body. It also contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.

2. Vitamin B-complex: Egg yolks contain almost every B vitamin necessary for Puggie health. While some contain more than others, all are useful for different bodily functions—one example is that B vitamins help with metabolism and recovery from athletic activity.

3. Selenium: This mineral helps prevent damage to cells and tissues in both Pugs and humans, including cancer! It can also aid with thyroid function and help heal infections more quickly. 

4. Vitamin A: This vitamin is important for keeping a strong immune system—it also helps keep eyesight healthy, which is crucial as Pugs age. 

5. Iron: Eggs are also a great source of iron, which keeps your Pug’s blood healthy.

Do all Pugs like eggs?

Unfortunately, all Pugs do not like eggs. Your Pug may not like the texture of scrambled eggs or the smell of fried eggs. Pugs have food preferences just like humans do. Some Pugs may even be allergic to eggs. 

If your Pug doesn’t like eggs, don’t force them to eat it. You can try other Pug friendly protein sources like chicken, turkey, and beef. You should always consult with your vet before introducing a new food to your Pug.

Can my Pugs have eggs every day?

It’s not recommended to feed your Pug eggs daily. They are very easy to digest and can be used as a good source of protein for your Pug, but you should only feed them once or twice a week.

Can Pug puppies eat eggs?

It is okay to give your Pug puppy eggs, but it is important that you wait until they are a little older. Puppies have delicate digestive systems and can easily get sick if they eat the wrong food. For the first two months of life, they should only eat food specially planned for puppies.

Once your puppy is old enough, however, he or she can safely eat eggs in moderation. Cooked egg whites and yolks make for excellent treats for Pugs, as long as you don’t give them too much. Start with just a small bite of cooked egg once or twice a week to see how your Pug reacts. If he or she does well with it and does not get sick, you can gradually start giving them more eggs.

If you’re unsure about how much egg is safe to give your Pug, consult with your vet before introducing any new foods into their diet.

How much egg can Pugs eat?

Pugs can eat eggs, but it depends on the age, size, and activity level of your Pug. The best way to determine a serving size is to consult with your veterinarian. Your vet will give you a tailored answer based on your Pug’s specific needs and health history.

However, smaller pups (under 20 lbs) can have one cooked egg per week. Medium-sized Pugs (21-50 lbs) can have two cooked eggs per week. Larger pups (>50 lbs) can have three cooked eggs per week.

Portion control is important when introducing new foods to your pup’s diet. Begin with small servings, and check for any signs of allergies or other issues before offering more. If your Pug has a negative reaction to eating eggs, discontinue feeding them immediately, and consult with your vet about other options for adding protein to their diet.

How to serve eggs to your Pugs?

There are plenty of ways to serve eggs to your Pug (after you’ve checked with your vet, of course).

First, make sure the eggs you feed your Pug are organic. Then wash them well before cooking.

If you want to prepare hard-boiled eggs for your Pug, steam them instead of boiling them in water. This will help preserve the nutrients.

Once the eggs are cooked, you can make an omelet or frittata and add some veggies to it. You can also just cut up the egg white and yolk into small pieces and mix it with their food. It’s also a great topping for its food.

Don’t throw away the shells—grind them up and use them as a calcium supplement in their food. Just grind the eggshells fine.

When are eggs bad for Pugs?

Eggs aren’t necessarily bad for Pugs, but there are a few things to watch out for.

For instance, if your Pug has underlying health issues like allergies or pancreatitis, it’s best to avoid eggs altogether. And even if your Pug is healthy, avoid overindulging in eggs, because too much of anything can be bad for them.

Also, make sure you never feed your Pug a raw egg—it’s best to cook them first. If you give your Pug an egg shell, make sure it’s ground up or cooked thoroughly to avoid choking.

What happens when your Pugs eat too much egg?

If your Pug has eaten more egg than usual, it’s important to be on the lookout for these symptoms:

Vomiting: Vomiting is a sign that the body is trying to get rid of something that it cannot or should not digest.

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is a sign that the body is trying to get rid of something that it cannot or should not digest.

Bloat: Bloat occurs when a Pug’s stomach fills with air and twists on itself, preventing air from escaping as well as blood flow to the heart. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Obesity: Obesity occurs when an animal takes in more calories than it can burn off, leading to excess weight gain.

Other human foods Pugs can eat

What other human foods can Pugs eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Pug can eat.

So, can Pugs eat eggs? 

Eggs are a great source of protein with a wide range of vitamins, making them an excellent treat for Pugs. However, they shouldn’t be used to replace your Pug’s regular food. Pugs need a well-rounded diet to stay healthy, and eggs alone aren’t enough to keep them in tip-top shape.

Cook up some eggs and serve them to your Pug after they’ve had their regular meal. They’ll love the taste and you can feel good about giving them a nutritious snack.

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Dr Harunur Rashid (Harun) is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has five years of experience in large pet animal medicine. He worked as a livestock officer for two years in an NGO, and since then he has been practicing pet animals medicine privately. He holds an MS in Pharmacology from Bangladesh Agricultural University and a DVM from the same institution.