Eggs are an excellent source of protein for your shih tzu. Eggs contain vitamins A and D as well as other important nutrients. They also help keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny! But before you let your furry friend dig in, there are a few things you should know about feeding eggs to your pup:
Benefits of Feeding your Shih Tzu Eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein. They’re also rich in vitamins A and D as well as minerals such as phosphorus and selenium. Plus, they contain choline—a nutrient that plays an important role in brain function—and riboflavin (vitamin B2).
Whole eggs also have choline, which is an essential nutrient that helps with brain development in young puppies. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin—two carotenoids that help prevent macular degeneration.
They also contain arachidonic acid, which is important for healthy skin and coat. Eggs also provide omega-3 fatty acids that help support cardiovascular health, brain function and immune system health.
Can I feed Egg Shells to my Shih Tzu?
Yes, eggshells are safe for dogs to eat.
But you should only feed them in moderation. Eggshells contain calcium and may help with teeth cleaning, but they are also high in phosphorus, which is not good for any dog’s diet. In addition, if your dog has an allergy to eggs then you should avoid feeding them eggshells as they may cause an allergic reaction.
If you do want to give your dog some eggshells as a treat then make sure that the shell is hard-boiled (so it’s brittle) and crushed into small pieces that will be easy for your dog to digest.
Risks and side effects of feeding your Shih Tzu Eggs
- Dogs can get salmonella from eating raw eggs, so if you’re going to make your Shih Tzu an egg-based treat, make sure they’re cooked all the way through.
- Too much protein can cause anemia in dogs. If you feed your dog too many eggs and other high-protein foods, they could develop anemia. This is especially true for dogs with pre-existing kidney problems or other health issues that make it hard for them to process excess protein in their diet.
- Egg whites can cause diarrhea in dogs if given on a regular basis (more than 3 times a month), since egg whites contain an enzyme that aids digestion but is tough on some stomachs when consumed regularly in large amounts (which would be the case if you were giving your dog whole raw eggs).
If this happens often enough over time it could lead to chronic diarrhea or even malnutrition due to mal-absorption of nutrients from other sources consumed along with them (like vegetables).
If you’re thinking about feeding your Shih Tzu eggs, it’s important to know the risks and side effects so that you can make an informed decision. After all, even though most dogs are able to digest eggs without any problems, there is always a risk of food poisoning or allergic reaction if your pet has never eaten them before.