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Yes, dogs can safely eat egg whites as long as they are cooked and fed in moderation. Cooked egg whites can have plenty of nutritional benefits for dogs. However, they can become troublesome if fed in excess since that can lead to high blood pressure and biotin deficiency. Raw egg whites can also cause salmonella in dogs.

Egg Whites
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe and nutritional when cooked and eaten in moderation.
Nutritional Value Egg whites are an excellent source of essential nutrients like iron, vitamin A, fatty acids, vitamin B12, and Riboflavin. Eggs, in general, are an excellent source of protein and good fats for dogs and can be added to their diets.
Potential Risks Eating too many egg whites can lead to a biotin deficiency since egg whites contain a substance that prohibits biotin. Biotin is essential for your dog’s fur, skin, and nails. Therefore, eating too many egg whites can lead to skin and nail issues in dogs. Feeding your dog too many egg whites always includes the risk of salmonella. However, that can be reduced by boiling or cooking the egg whites. Egg whites in excess can also lead to high blood pressure.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Egg Whites Are Safe for Dogs?

An egg white from a single egg for a day should be enough for your dog. However, the ideal amount of egg whites to feed your dog depends on several factors, such as your dog’s size, health, and age. If you want to introduce egg whites into your dog’s diet, consult your veterinarian for the ideal amount to feed.

How to Safely Prepare Egg White for Your Dog?

If you want to feed egg whites to your furry friend, you need to prepare them properly so they do not pose any health risks. To prevent salmonella, make sure to cook the egg white before giving it to your pet. We suggest boiling the egg white since it is a healthier option than frying it. You can feed the egg white separately or add it to your dog’s regular meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dogs can eat raw egg whites, but they pose a significant risk of contracting salmonella. It is best to cook them before giving them to your dog.

  • Dogs can eat an egg white omelette as long it does not include any toxic seasonings or too much salt.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.