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No, dogs should not eat eggs and cheese since this human food is high in calories and might contain other ingredients, such as onions, that might harm your canine companion. Onions contain organosulfur compounds, which are highly toxic for dogs and can lead to severe health problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, tremors, and death in worse cases.

Eggs and Cheese
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Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Not safe due to high-calorie count
Nutritional Issues High-calorie count. Contains a high amount of fat and lactose and can contain salt and other seasonings.
Potential Risks Obesity, diabetes, pancreatitis, allergic reaction due to lactose intolerance, gastrointestinal issues, toxicity from seasonings
Symptoms Vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, frequent urination, lethargy.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Eggs and Cheese is Bad for Dogs?

While a single bite of eggs and cheese won’t require a visit to your vet, it should be avoided as a rule of thumb. This is because this human food contains harmful ingredients such as spices, onions, oil, etc.

What Makes Eggs and Cheese Unsafe?

Separately, both eggs and cheese are safe for dogs. Eggs, especially, can be a great source of protein. However, as a combined breakfast food, the high-calorie count and added ingredients and condiments such as salt, onions, and spices can make it unsafe for dogs. Furthermore, the lactose in cheese can also cause issues since most dogs cannot process dairy products.

What to do if Your Dog is Sick from Eating Eggs and Cheese?

If your dog is sick from eating too much eggs and cheese, treat the symptoms at home and make sure your dog is adequately hydrated. However, if your dog eats eggs and cheese that contain onions, take your dog to the vet immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A cheese omelet is essentially eggs and cheese. However, an omelet prepared for humans might contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs. Therefore, avoid feeding this human food to your dog.

  • Some dogs are okay with dairy products, while others are not. Typically, older dogs cannot process dairy products well, including cheese.

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.