Dogs love eggs—most pet parents are familiar with this fact! Dogs eat eggs raw, cooked, boiled, and in other ways! But what about boiled eggs? Are boiled eggs safe for dogs?
Has your dog eaten boiled eggs? Are you worried the boiled eggs will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together some information about boiled eggs and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is a Boiled Egg?
There are many ways to cook eggs! Even boiling eggs can be done in different ways. However, in this article, we’re talking about boiling eggs in their shells.
Boiled eggs are simply eggs (with their shells intact) boiled in water for a certain time. If you’d like soft-boiled eggs, then you don’t cook them as long. On the other hand, hardboiled eggs are cooked for a little bit longer. The difference between soft- and hardboiled eggs is the cooking time & how solid the yolk and white become.
A soft-boiled egg is cooked for a shorter time, leading to the egg white & yolk being soft. Some might call this almost raw, but that’s up to each person’s own preference! Hardboiled eggs, however, are cooked longer. The yolk and white become solid for this type of boiled egg.
While boiled eggs are safe for humans in moderation, what about dogs? Can boiled eggs make a dog sick?
Boiled Eggs & Dogs
Boiled eggs are safe for dogs, in moderation! Vets recommend hardboiled eggs for dogs to avoid salmonella and other issues. So, if your dog has eaten a boiled egg or two, he should be fine. However, it’s possible for a dog to eat too many boiled eggs and get sick!
In this case, your dog may have nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If diarrhea and vomiting last longer than 12-24 hours, then it’s best to call the vet. The concern here is that continuous vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
The vet has medication that can stop diarrhea and vomiting. If your dog is dehydrated, the vet may also treat him with IV fluids. In most cases, your dog should be just fine in a short time and be able to go home again!
So, hardboiled eggs are safe for dogs in moderation!
KimKim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.
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