It is important to know what food we can feed to our pets, as some seemingly-innocent food can be toxic and harmful to our dogs.
In light of that and to answer your question, Yes, chihuahuas can eat eggs. As long as they are cooked, they are a healthy food to feed to a chihuahua as they contain protein and nutrients that are beneficial to them.
Raw eggs are not yet known to be dangerous to dogs and as such, I’d advice against feeding it to your chihuahua.
Health benefits of eggs
Eggs, as earlier stated are a great source of protein and nutrients, as one single large egg contains Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA, Folate: 5% of the RDA, Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA, Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA, Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA and Selenium: 22% of the RDA src.
Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin K, zinc and calcium.
They are rich in quality animal protein as a single large egg can contain up to six (6) grams of protein, the protein that is necessary for the growth and development of your chihuahua.
It is important to note that not all form of cooked eggs is healthy and safe for your chihuahua, so find below a list of things we add to our eggs that could be harmful to our chihuahua.
Things you SHOULD NOT add to Eggs you Feed your Chihuahua
Salt can be harmful to dogs when ingested in large quantities, so, go gently on the seasoning.
If ingested in a large quantity, it could result in dehydration, seizure, vomiting and diarrhoea src.
2. Cottage Cheese
Adding cottage cheese to your eggs can make a very delicious batch but you should never offer them to your chihuahua.
Although it has not been found to be fatal in dogs, it should be limited in their diet as it could lead to diarrhoea and nausea src.
Onions are dangerous for dogs to consume no matter the form they are in.
They contain a toxic compound that damages a dog’s red blood cells, reducing their ability to carry oxygen through the body, resulting in anaemia src.
With that being said, don’t offer your chihuahua eggs made with onion in it.
You should be wary of feeding your chihuahua eggs made with a large number of tomatoes, as tomatoes when consumed in large amounts can cause nausea, an abnormal heart rate, muscle weakness and difficulty breathing.
Unripe green tomatoes should never be fed to your chihuahua as they contain small amounts of tomatine, a toxic glycoalkaloid, that is harmful to dogs src.
Eggs made with garlic should never be feed to a chihuahua as it contains a toxic compound called thiosulfates.
Thiosulfate may lead to anaemia by damaging your dog’s red blood cells.
Garlic consumption may also lead to symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs
Above were some things you should not add to the eggs you feed to your chihuahua, now you might wonder what you could add to the eggs you intend to feed your chihuahua, well, I have compiled a list below.
Things you CAN add to Eggs you Feed your Chihuahua
Store-bought mushrooms are safe for dogs to consume, so, go to town and garnish that bowl of eggs with some mushrooms.
It is important to note that wild mushrooms are toxic to dogs and could lead to mushroom poisoning.
2. Green Peas
You can add a few green peas to the egg batch because they are safe for dogs to consume and are high in nutrients and low on calories.
It is important to only feed your dog frozen or fresh peas and never canned peas because most canned peas are salted.
Carrots are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also low in calories, making them great and healthy snacks for dogs to eat.
Chopping them into tiny bits and mixing it into your egg mix would be a great way to get your chihuahua to have his vegetable.
Chicken is rich in protein which is great for the growth of your chihuahua. That is why they are one of the major content found in most commercially sold dog food.
Adding cooked and shredded chicken to your egg can help boost the protein content of the meal.
It is important to strip the chicken of its bone and never feed raw chicken meat and bone to your chihuahua.
Adding unseasoned, cooked beef to your eggs is a healthy alternative to chicken as it too is rich in protein, nutrients and low in carbs.
Raw beef should never be fed to your chihuahua.
Adding cooked, unseasoned and unsalted pork to your eggs is safe for chihuahuas to eat as they are rich in proteins and fat while being low in carbs.
Uncooked pork should never be fed to dogs because they stand the risk of being sick from a bacterial infection.
Including shrimp in eggs can be really beneficial to your chihuahua because of its rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Avoid feeding your dog shrimps with their shells still on, as it might result in a choking hazard.
Raw shrimp is also dangerous to your dog because it may contain harmful bacteria.
Feeding eggs to your chihuahua can help improve its health and facilitate its growth as well.
Taking into consideration the various vegetables, herbs and spices to include and not to include in eggs you intend to share with your chihuahua can go a long way in keeping it out of harm’s way.