A Small Amount of Egg Yolk isn’t Bad for Dogs

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For most dogs, eating a small amount of yolk should be fine as long as it’s in moderation. Egg yolks contain nutrients that are great for the dog’s health, including vitamin B-6, vitamin D, and cobalamin.

On the flip side, egg yolk does contain a decent amount of fat so eating too many egg yolks may cause health issues like stomach upsets in dogs. Some dogs may also have allergies to eggs so dog owners need to be careful if this will be the first time their dog will be eating egg yolk.

One other common question that gets asked is whether it is safe to let your dog eat raw egg yolk. In our opinion, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and only let your dog egg plainly-cooked egg yolk. Raw eggs, in general, are associated with a number of health risks such as the risk of developing infections like salmonella.


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