Should Collies Eat Eggs? (Are Eggs Good for Collies?)

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Collies can eat eggs, as they are a healthy source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals that can be hard to come by in other foods.

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Eggs are safe, nutritious and (depending on how you cook them) healthy and a perfect supplement to your dog’s diet.

In this article we’ll look at all the benefits of eggs for collies, and the best way to include eggs in your collie’s diet.

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Are Eggs Good for collies?

Eggs are good for collies, since they provide a complete source of protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients that can be hard to come by in other foods.

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Benefits of Eggs for Collies:

Eggs have many benefits for your collie, and depending on how you cook them, they can be a healthy treat you can incorporate in to your collie’s regular diet.

Eggs are a complete source of protein, which means they contain every possible type of amino acid, some of which your collie can not create by themselves and need to get through their diet. In addition to essential amino acids, eggs contain a range of vitamins and minerals which help keep your collie healthy.

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Luna’s favorite egg is her plastic squeaky egg toy

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Are Eggs Bad for Collies?

Eggs in and of themselves are not bad for collies however it’s also important to think about how you cook the eggs, and what other ingredients you might be adding. For example, fried eggs are more fatty.

If you’re frying eggs, the additional oil, fat and cholesterol can be a contributing factor to obesity in your collie. If you add butter or salt to scrambled eggs, it can have similar negative effects.

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Can Collies Eat Raw Eggs?

Collies can eat raw eggs as a healthy addition to their regular diet.

Your collie may like the eggs on their own, or mixed through their regular dry food.

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Can Collie Puppies Eat Eggs?

Collie puppies can eat eggs every now and then, as long as it doesn’t replace their regular puppy food which they should be eating until they are at least 12 months old.

Your collie puppy will get everything they need from a complete puppy food to help them grow strong while they are still young.

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If you want to feed your pup eggs as a treat, add a small amount to their regular puppy food at feeding time, and stick to the regular feeding schedule of three or four meals a day depending on their age.

Read my Collie Food Guide for more info on how much food a collie puppy needs, and how often they need to be fed.

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Should Collies Eat Eggs Every Day?

Eggs are a healthy meal option for collies, which can be eaten every day without any problems.

If you’re going to feed your collie eggs every day, boiling them or scrambling them instead of frying them will be more healthy.

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Remember collies don’t need as much food as humans, and one egg is about 100 calories which is 10% of their daily requirements. Keep this in mind and adjust the amount of food and treats your collie gets to ensure they stay a healthy weight.

Collie Eating Eggs
Luna would love a chocolate egg, but they aren’t good for her…

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How Should You Give Eggs To Your Collie?

You should give your collie eggs as a one off treat by themselves, or mixed in with their regular meals. The best option is to boil them, and avoid fried eggs too often because the oil used for cooking isn’t nutritious but contains a lot of calories.

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What type of eggs can collies eat?

Type of eggsCan collies eat them?
Fried EggsYes
Boiled EggsYes
Chocolate Easter EggsNo
Scrambled EggsYes
Egg ShellsNo
Quick guide – which types of eggs are suitable for collies.

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Can Collies Eat Fried Eggs?

Fried eggs are fine for collies, although they are not as healthy as other cooking methods because of the additional oil used in the cooking process, which can lead to your collie becoming overweight.

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Can Collies eat Boiled Eggs?

Collies can eat Boiled Eggs, either on their own as a treat or as part of their regular meals.

Be sure to let the boiled eggs cool down first, since they can stay hot inside once they are cooked and might burn your collie’s mouth.

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Can Collies eat Chocolate Easter Eggs?

Collies, like all dogs – should not eat chocolate.

Regular chocolate Easter eggs made for humans are unsuitable for collies. Instead, consider picking up some chocolate dog treats, which are made with safe ingredients.

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Can Collies Eat Scrambled Eggs?

Yes, collies can eat scrambled eggs either as part of their regular meal or on their own as a tasty treat. Some scrambled egg recipes call for milk and cheese to be added, you should avoid these ingredients if you’re making eggs for your collie since they add unnecessary fat to an otherwise healthy snack.

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Can Collies Eat Egg Shells?

Although some large breeds like the Alaskan Malamute can eat egg shells, collies are not equipped to deal with them.

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Collies can not eat egg shells, since the shells may be sharp and hurt their mouths when they try to chew them. Be careful to remove any pieces of shell from any egg meal you’re giving to your collie.

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About the author:

About the author:

Hollie and Border Collie

 

Howling and Growling Editor

 

Howling and Growling Editor

I'm an experienced collie owner from Scotland and the original founder of Howling and Growling. Wherever I go, my beloved collie Luna is never far behind!

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