Is it acceptable to feed a dog raw eggs?


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Experts are divided on whether raw eggs are acceptable for dogs; some say raw eggs expose dogs to salmonella poisoning, while others say salmonella is rare in dogs. They are also divided on whether or not eggs cause a biotin deficiency in dogs due to a substance contained in egg whites, with some arguing that any deficiency caused by the whites is overcome by the abundance of biotin in the yolk.

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Proponents of feeding eggs to dogs point out the eggs' abundance of minerals and vitamins. Pet owners who are worried about the possible dangers of feeding raw eggs to dogs can cook the eggs instead.

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