Can Dogs Eat Raw Eggs?

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.

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.