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Should I feed my dog raw eggs?

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Blended excerpts from various sections of Potential Within Your Dog's Health

Authored by Franco Cavaleri ISBN 0-978-0-9731701-0-5

Original post: December 16, 2010

This article is composed of multiple excerpts to result in tone and content shifts and reference numbering that may be out of order.

Should I feed my dog raw eggs?

Raw Eggs Should you give your dog raw eggs? Raw eggs can interfere with the absorption of biotin, which is an important vitamin that helps your dog’s coat and skin and is involved in many cellular processes, including energy metabolism. A protein, namely avidin, in the egg white can bind to biotin in the gut, rendering it unavailable for absorption.

Raw eggs also carry the risk of salmonella poisoning. This is not a huge threat, but it can compromise health. On the plus side, raw eggs provide a great source of bioavailable protein and fats, and if poor-quality food is on the menu, an egg a week will enhance coat quality simply by supplying nutritional elements that kibble may not be able to provide. If kibble is fed as a main source of nutrition, a raw or flash-cooked egg should be added one meal each week but…..


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