Can dogs have egg nog this holiday season?

Photo: AKC National Championship.. Image Courtesy Nick King
Photo: AKC National Championship.. Image Courtesy Nick King /

Of course we all love sharing things with our dogs. But, what do we do if we wanna share some egg nog with them? Should we, can we? Let’s find out!

What is egg nog? Essentially, egg nog is a milky sort of ‘punch’ that is super rich, served chilled, and traditionally made with sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks (the frothy texture and name comes from such ingredients as the whites and yolks combined together as one).

Surely, the winter season is here upon us, whether the weather is apparent of that or not (where I live, it’s December 10, and haven’t had a day below the 40’s this month yet really, say what).

If you’re a lover of egg nog, then take notes if you’ve ever thought about sharing some with your dogs this year, or ever, down below!

First of all, while not all egg nogs are spiked with some sort of alcohol, most of them are, so make sure to read the label also before letting your kids try a sip as well. Like humans, dogs can become intoxicated when ingesting alcohol, so it’s not a good idea for them to have even traces of any sort of alcohol, really.

Second of all, there are other sorts of ingredients in egg nog that can also cause some indigestion issues and tummy aches in our pooches as well. Those ingredients may include the following: milk, cream, eggs, and nutmeg (so yeah, basically everything). In general, dogs aren’t supposed to ingest too much dairy, let alone all of the other stuff within egg nog as well. While it is safe for dogs to eat eggs, that doesn’t mean that everything that contains eggs is safe for them as well, so keep notes of that as well, folks!

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What is your most fave holiday drink? What did your pups get for Christmas this year? Be sure to drop us a comment down below to show us/tell us! Merry Barkmas and as always, Woof, Woof!