Can Dogs Eat Raw Eggs?
Is It Really Safe for Your Dog to Eat Raw Eggs? Read more to find out.
Raw egg whites contain an enzyme called avidin which decreases absorption of a biotin, a B-complex vitamin. Deficiencies in biotin can lead to skin lesions, diarrhea, hair coat problems, and decreased litter size.
Raw egg yolks on the other hand are a good source of biotin. This has led to a myth that feeding dogs raw eggs is good for the dog’s hair coat.
Exposure to salmonella is another risk associated with raw eggs, not only to dogs but also to their humans. The salmonella bacteria can cause fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. In severe cases they can be fatal.
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