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Can dogs eat raw eggs?

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It is not clear whether dogs should eat raw eggs. Some experts say dogs should not eat raw eggs due to the potential for salmonella poisoning and a biotin deficiency caused by the whites, while other experts say eating raw eggs, shell included, gives dogs luxurious coats and good nutrition.

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If owners chooses to feed their dogs raw eggs, they should not do so more than once a week. This frequency lessens the chance of a nutritional deficiency due to overconsumption. In the wild, dogs eat raw eggs directly from the nests of birds only when they were available and not as a key component to their diets.

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