Can Rottweilers Eat Eggs?

Eggs are a popular food among humans. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients while being low cost and easy to find. Therefore, many Rottweiler owners look to eggs to add a nutritious supplement to their Rottweiler’s diet.

But can Rottweilers eat eggs? The short answer is yes! Rottweilers can eat eggs, and they are actually quite healthy for them. But there are lots of variables that go into the egg question. Will your Rottweiler be able to digest them? How many eggs should you feed your Rottweiler? We’ll answer these questions and more in this article.

Let’s start with the most basic question: 

Are eggs safe for Rottweilers?

Yes, Rottweilers can safely eat eggs. In fact, we consider eggs a great source of protein for Rottweilers. However, it is best not to feed your Rottweiler too much egg at once, as it may cause an upset stomach and vomiting.

Eggs are considered a superfood for Rottweilers because they are loaded with essential nutrients that can improve the appearance of your Rottweiler’s skin and coat, help maintain healthy eyesight, and boost the immune system.

But you probably don’t want to feed whole raw eggs to your Rottweiler. As with humans, raw eggs can contain bacteria that cause food poisoning in Rottweilers. Cooked egg is a better option as cooking can destroy any harmful bacteria. Once cooked, you can serve eggs scrambled or boiled and mixed into their regular food.

If you are feeding eggs to your Rottweiler for the first time, watch for any abnormal signs as rare, but some Rottweilers can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to eggs. If you observe any abnormal symptoms after feeding your Rottweiler an egg meal, discontinue immediately and consult with your veterinarian.

Benefits of eggs in Rottweilers

Eggs are great for Rottweilers. Here’s why:

Protein: A single egg contains about 6 grams of protein, which is a good source of energy for your pup.

Vitamin B-complex: Eggs contain vitamins B1, B2, and B3, which help with your Rottweiler’s digestion, metabolism, and coat health.

Selenium: This vitamin helps your Rottweiler’s immune system stay strong. It can also help prevent cancer in older Rottweilers.

Vitamin A: Vitamin A helps your Rottweiler’s eyesight and muscle development.

Iron: Iron helps with blood flow for healthy organs and overall body function. It also promotes brain development.

Oleic acid: This fatty acid helps keep your Rottweiler’s heart healthy by lowering cholesterol levels in the body.

Do all Rottweilers like eggs?

Unfortunately, not all Rottweilers love eggs. In fact, your Rottweiler might not even like them at all. Just like humans, Rottweilers have their own preferences and food aversions, so you shouldn’t assume that every Rottweiler loves eggs.

Some Rottweilers can be allergic to eggs, so if you think your Rottweiler is showing signs of an allergic reaction after eating an egg — such as rashes or hives, vomiting and/or diarrhea — you should consult with your veterinarian before introducing them again.

If your Rottweiler doesn’t like eggs, don’t force it! Instead, try other Rottweiler-friendly protein sources such as chicken or beef. If your Rottweiler still isn’t taking to it, consult with your veterinarian before introducing a new food to your Rottweiler’s diet.

Can my Rottweilers have eggs every day?

No, your Rottweilers should not eat eggs every day.

Eggs are a great source of protein and can be a healthy addition to your Rottweiler’s diet, but they should eat only once or twice a week.

This is because egg whites contain a type of enzyme that blocks the absorption of biotin, which is essential for healthy skin and hair.

A lack of biotin can cause loss of fur or skin rashes. Eggs also contain a lot of phosphorus, which can cause bladder and kidney problems for older Rottweilers.

Can Rottweiler puppies eat eggs?

Yes, Rottweiler puppies can eat eggs. However, they shouldn’t be introduced until after two months. During the first two months, you should only feed puppies a specialized puppy diet. Once your puppy is past the two-month mark, you can start slowly introducing eggs into their diet. You should start with just a small bite of cooked egg once or twice a week.

You should be careful, because puppies have a delicate digestive system and all new foods should be introduced slowly to avoid indigestion or stomach issues. If you notice any unusual behavior in your puppy after introducing eggs into their diet, consult with your vet before continuing to feed them eggs.

How much egg can Rottweilers eat?

It depends on the age, size and activity level of your Rottweiler.

The best thing to do is consult with your vet first for the best serving size.

However, as a rule of thumb:

You can offer 1 cooked egg per week for smaller pup breed (<20 lbs), 2 cooked eggs per week for medium-sized pup breed (21-50lbs lbs) and 3 cooked eggs per week for large pup breed (>50 lb)

It is important to portion control. Start small and if there are no adverse reactions, you can offer more.

How to serve eggs to your Rottweilers?

Most Rottweilers can eat eggs in moderation, but if you want to feed them to your Rottweiler, it’s important to make sure your vet is on board. If you decide eggs are a go, then here are some simple ways to serve them:

Hard-boiled: You can steam hard-boiled eggs if you’re worried about the potential for salmonella infection.

Omelet or frittata: You can make an omelet or frittata for your Rottweiler. Just don’t add any seasonings or vegetables that aren’t safe for Rottweilers.

Topping: Eggs make a great topping on kibble.

Shells: While we don’t recommend feeding egg shells directly to your Rottweiler, grinding them up and adding them as a supplement is a great way to add calcium and other nutrients to your Rottweiler’s diet.

When are eggs bad for Rottweilers?

Eggs are a good source of protein, and they can be a healthy addition to your Rottweiler’s diet in moderation. Eating too many eggs, though, can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and other issues.

Eggs are also not recommended for Rottweilers that have underlying health issues like pancreatitis, allergies, or obesity.

Also: never feed your Rottweiler raw eggs, as there is a risk of salmonella or E. coli. Eggs should always be cooked thoroughly before being fed to your Rottweiler. And egg shells should be ground into powder—whole shells could cause intestinal blockage.

What happens when your Rottweilers eat too much egg?

Eating too much egg can make your Rottweiler very sick. Here’s how to know if your Rottweiler has eaten too much egg, and what you should do about it.

If your Rottweiler ate too many eggs, they might have:

Vomiting: You’ll only see this if they ate a lot of eggs. If your Rottweiler is vomiting, you’ll probably notice it pretty quickly.

Diarrhea: This is especially possible if they ate the egg raw. It might look strange to you, because the shell will have broken up and made the poop look kind of chunky. But that’s normal! The vomit might also be chunky.

Bloat: This is more likely if they ate a lot of egg white or egg yolk. You’ll feel their stomach swelling, and it may look like their stomach is distended. If this happens, get them to a vet immediately.

Obesity: Eating too many eggs for a longer period puts them at risk for obesity and other health problems down the road.

Other human foods Rottweilers can eat

What other human foods can Rottweilers eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Rottweiler can eat.

So, can Rottweilers eat eggs? 

Yes, Rottweilers can eat eggs. Eggs are rich in protein and amino acids, making it an excellent treat for Rottweilers. However, Rottweilers should not be given raw eggs. Raw eggs have a high risk of salmonella contamination, and the risk of Salmonella infection outweighs the nutritional benefits of raw eggs.

Eggs should be cooked by boiling or scrambling before being given to Rottweilers. The shells should also be removed.

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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.