There are a lot of natural foods that you can give to your husky to boost their diet, but can huskies eat eggs?
Huskies can eat eggs, and they offer great nutritional value in the form of high-quality protein and vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. However, there are some caveats to this, such as avoiding feeding them raw eggs and preparing them properly.
If you want to learn more about huskies and eggs, keep reading as I go through the nutritional benefits, how to prepare eggs for them to eat safely, and much more.
- Why Huskies Can Eat Eggs
- Nutritional Benefits Of Eggs For Huskies
- How To Feed Eggs To Your Husky Safely
- Are Eggshells Safe For Huskies?
- How Often Can You Feed Your Husky Eggs?
- In Summary
Why Huskies Can Eat Eggs
Huskies can eat eggs because they are natural and contain many nutrients that huskies need, including protein, vitamins, and minerals.
The types of food that shouldn’t be fed to huskies are usually those that contain lots of unwanted nutrition like sugar or flavorings; there are also a lot of foods that are toxic to dogs, like grapes.
Luckily for us, though, eggs don’t present any risk to huskies as long as they are cooked.
Can Huskies Be Allergic To Eggs
It’s important to know that some huskies can be allergic to eggs, as dogs tend to be allergic to proteins rather than anything else.
This is very rare, but if you notice any symptoms of an allergic reaction after feeding your husky eggs, such as vomiting or skin issues, take them to your local veterinarian as soon as possible.
Nutritional Benefits Of Eggs For Huskies
Eggs are known for being a very healthy food, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that they are also a good option for huskies.
The nutritional content of one egg can be found below (Webmd):
- 72 calories
- 6 grams of high-quality protein
- 5 grams of fat
- 1.6 grams of saturated fat
- Iron & other vitamins, minerals
Protein is one of the most important nutrients for huskies because of how active they are, and it is something that we look out for when selecting the correct type of food for them.
Vitamins and minerals also contribute to overall health and are very beneficial. Seventy-two calories is also not a lot for a husky, so they make great additions to their regular meals and snacks.
Eggs For Huskies With Upset Stomachs
You’ve probably heard your vet recommend scrambled eggs if your husky has stomach issues, which is for a good reason.
Eggs are very easy for dogs to digest and help ease the symptoms of diarrhea and other issues relating to the stomach.
I’ve used this trick for my huskies several times, and it always works well.
How To Feed Eggs To Your Husky Safely
It doesn’t matter how you feed your husky eggs as long as they are cooked and the shells removed or cooked.
Depending on how I feel, I like to feed my huskies scrambled or hard-boiled eggs.
Hard-boiled eggs are great for snacks and can be stored in the fridge and fed over a few days, whereas scrambled eggs are ideal for adding to their regular dry food.
Scrambled eggs make a great addition to dry kibble or even served alongside cooked chicken as a little meal.
Don’t worry too much about the technique here; all that matters is that they are fully cooked and no oil or seasonings have been added.
Let them cool properly before serving, and you’re good to go.
Hard-boiled eggs are great treats you can batch cook and store in your fridge for up to 7 days.
Boil in plain water (don’t add salt) for 10 to 12 minutes to fully cook them. Let them cool fully in ice water for at least 14 minutes afterward before peeling the shell off and offering them as a treat or storing them in the fridge.
Don’t Add Any Seasoning Or Other Ingredients
When feeding your husky eggs, don’t be tempted to season them as you would for yourself by adding salt, pepper, or other ingredients like milk or butter.
Although some seasonings can be beneficial in small amounts, seasonings like salt are not helpful for huskies and lead to increased thirst.
Milk and butter can also cause issues due to the lactose they contain. Most huskies are lactose intolerant, so they are obviously not suitable for adding to the eggs and will cause stomach issues.
What About Raw Eggs?
Feeding huskies raw food is a popular diet choice, but it does have inherent risks, and it isn’t easy to meet the complete nutritional requirements of your husky.
Eggs are no different – when prepared raw, there is a risk of your husky contracting Salmonella.
It also has no nutritional benefit feeding them raw eggs versus cooked; it only increases the risk of Salmonella.
Your husky can then spread Salmonella through their stool and contact with you, putting everyone at risk in your household.
Are Eggshells Safe For Huskies?
Eggshells are safe for huskies, but they must be cooked as they carry the same risk of Salmonella.
The shells are excellent sources of calcium, more so than the yolk or white, which helps with growth and maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
It’s more work to prepare them, though, as you’ll need to put them in the oven until they are cooked and then grind them into a powder, which can then be sprinkled on their regular food as a supplement.
I usually throw the eggshells out, but the choice is entirely yours. There are better options for giving your husky calcium if they are deficient.
How Often Can You Feed Your Husky Eggs?
You can feed your husky eggs quite often if they are prepared properly.
This could vary from an egg every day to several times per week, as long as their diet is not replaced entirely with them. It is recommended not to feed any dog more than an egg daily to ensure they get all the nutrients they require.
There are around 72 calories in one egg, which isn’t very much. To put this into perspective, the average cup of dry dog food contains between 325 and 600 calories, and mature huskies can eat anywhere from 2 to 4 cups daily.
Dry food should still be the staple of their diet as it is nutritionally complete, with eggs given as separate treats or with their dry food.
Can Husky Puppies Eat Eggs?
Husky puppies can also eat eggs; remember that they will take up a bigger proportion of their total daily calorie intake, so they won’t be able to eat as many eggs as a mature husky.
It’s also important to wait for them to transition onto solid food before you start offering eggs. Wait until they are at least 12 to 14 weeks old and have begun eating regular dry food first to be safe.
When they are ready, I would offer eggs as a treat a few times per week to supplement their diet.
This is a great way to incorporate the benefits that eggs offer while maintaining the focus on their dry food, which contains all the nutrients they need.
Eggs are very nutritional and are a cheap snack that you can give to your husky every so often as a treat as long as they are prepared properly.
Remember that eggs should be given in moderate amounts and not more than one egg per day, as your husky’s regular dry food contains all the nutrients they need.
Want to learn about other husky snacks? Check out some of our other articles below for some quick and easy foods you can give your husky: