How many eggs can a dog eat in a day?

Eggs are designed by nature to grow life, so it’s understandable how packed with nutrients they are. In fact, they’re the benchmark in digestible protein.

Whether you feed your dog raw, kibble, wet, or any other type of diet, adding eggs can be a wonderful boost of nutrition…. in moderation.

Related: Can dogs eat raw eggs?

So, how many eggs should you feed your dog in a day?

Important considerations

Below I’ll walk you through a way to calculate how many eggs you can give your dog based on various factors such as weight and daily food intake, but please note all dogs are different with different nutritional needs. Some dogs, unfortunately, are sensitive to eggs in the diet.

If your dog shows any adverse reactions, cease feeding eggs immediately and speak with your vet.

How to calculate how many eggs you can feed your dog in a day

Step 1: Calculate how much you should feed your dog per day

Feeding guidelines for dogs can vary based on factors such as age, breed, activity level, and health condition. It also depends on what food you feed, and dog food varies greatly in type and nutrition.

Please consider the above factors, speaking with a veterinarian or canine nutritionist if necessary, as this will help you determine the appropriate diet for your specific dog.

Many veterinarians recommend feeding approximately 2-3% of a dog’s body weight per day.

With that in mind, here are the recommended feeding rates for a medium-sized 25kg dog:

  • For 2% of body weight: 25 kg × 0.02 = 0.5 kg per day
  • For 3% of body weight: 25 kg × 0.03 = 0.75 kg per day

Step 2: Decide how much of your dog’s diet should be eggs, then work out the weight in eggs

This will vary based on feeding style and what you’re comfortable with, but let’s say you want to allocate 10% of your dog’s daily diet to eggs.

Based on the above minimum and maximum daily feeding rates:

  • 0.5 kg per day * 0.1 = 0.05 kg (50 grams)
  • 0.75 kg per day * 0.1 = 0.075 (75 grams)

Step 3: How many eggs is that?

All that’s left to do now is figure out how many eggs based on the weight.

Eggs vary in weight, and we haven’t clarified what type of egg either – obviously a quail egg is vastly different from an ostrich egg!

We’ll assume we’re dealing with chicken eggs, so let’s assume each egg ways 50g:

  • 50 grams of egg per day / 50 grams per egg = 1 egg per day.
  • 75 grams of egg per day / 50 grams per egg = 1.5 eggs per day.

If this leaves you with an awkward amount of eggs, don’t worry. You can average the amount of eggs over any given week:

  • 1 egg per day is an average of 7 eggs per week (you could round down to a carton of half a dozen eggs).
  • 1.5 eggs per day is around 10 eggs per week, which means 3 days of the week you could feed two eggs instead of one.

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David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

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