Based on my research, and, IMO, salmonella poisoning is of no consequence to a healthy dog. Their digestive tracts are way different than a human's and can deal with salmonella. It lives in most dog's stomaches and is often in their stools. It could be a consequence for HUMANS, however. Handle all stools with care (LOL!) and wash your hands after picking up your baby's "presents"!
Salmonella infected eggs are a rarity, largely because hens with infected ovaries tend to stop laying eggs.
A more likely source of salmonella would be cross- contamination in the kitchen when eggs are broken. Once their yolks are spilled from behind layers of protective shell, membranes and albumin, they become an excellent medium for S. enteritidis if contaminated from another source and kept at the right temperature, according to one researcher.
S. enteritidis poisonings are more likely to occur in commercial kitchens than in homes, as indicated by CDC data. Commercial kitchens may be more likely to keep egg yolks around for omelet mix or French toast dipping. During the salmonella "epidemic" from 1985 to 1991, there were 380 reported outbreaks. Of these, the CDC found that only 40 occurred in private kitchens. ******************
Raw eggs can cause loose stools, so it's kind of a tolerance issue that you'd have to figure out for your own dog. People in my raw group sometimes feed several raw eggs for a meal once in awhile for the convenience. I, personally, add a grocery-store-bought egg once a week to one of my boy's raw meals.
I've heard that feeding raw eggs can lead to a shiny coat, but have yet to see any studies proving/disproving that theory.
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When ever im cooking with eggs I toss one to rocky (we dont use eggs much not even once a week) If i leave the shell on he will carry it around and baby it. if I crack it and put it in his dish he gobbles it up.
His coat looks alot better when he eats eggs and it gets rid of his dry skin