The short answer: Yes.
The long answer: Your dog can certainly enjoy cooked eggs to get his protein fix, but did you know that he can also benefit from eating its shells? Eggshells contain calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, which can assist with your canine’s skeletal, circulatory, and immune systems.
How to feed eggshells to your dog: Make sure to wash the eggshells properly. When feeding him the shells, refrain from adding sugar, salt, and other seasonings that may be harmful for him. It is best to grind eggshells into powder form, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months.
If you’re not sure about the source of your eggs, it’s best not to serve the shells to your dog. These may have been sprayed with chemicals to make them appear whiter and shinier. Serve eggshells that have been sourced from a local farmer or a trusted organic farm.
Here are three ideas for eggshell treats your dog will love:
- Feed him a hard-boiled egg with its shell still intact.
- Sprinkle about a teaspoon of powdered eggshells over your dog’s food.
- Add a pinch over some homemade doggy treats.
In summary: Cheap and readily available, eggshells can be an added treat to your dog’s diet. They contain necessary minerals that will benefit his body, aiding in your pooch’s metabolism, immune function, growth, and development. Speak to your veterinarian to find out if you can add eggshells to his regular diet. Aside from eggshells, discover which human food dogs can safely eat in our “can dogs eat” category.