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Posted: 04/10/19 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our dogs eat raw eggs; the whole egg.
Our dogs eat hard boiled eggs.
Our BJ (diagnosed with multiple tumors in liver and pancreas) will some days only eat eggs; she prefers hard boiled. We feed her whatever she is willing to eat (kibble, canned dog food, canned cat food, eggs, etc).

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I have a 9 y.o. Cocker Spaniel who is eating the Kirkland Adult Lamb/Rice right now. I was skirting https://goodpuppyfood.com/diets/best-dog-food-for-senior-dogs/https://goodpuppyfood.com/diets/best-dog-food-for-senior-dogs/ when I saw that Merrick Lil' Plates Senior Dog Food is rated quite a bit higher and has a better meat/grain balance (the lamb/rice is pretty grain heavy), but is technically a senior dog food. I wouldn't quite consider mine a senior yet - she has no issues getting around and has not slowed down at all, clean bill of health from the vet every year, etc.

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I had a senior with some health problems, and little appetite awhile back. I thought that dogs are so scent oriented perhaps a few seconds in the microwave might make wet food more appealing. It worked.


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Reduce the protein for older dogs.
We have a 16 year old Corgie running around. Their average life expectancy is 12 years.

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I put my Shitzus on a home made diet several months ago and so happy I did, both seniors. I have heard the dangers of salmonella so I scramble a couple of eggs and ad it to the mix every 4th day rather than raw. Chances of a dog getting salmonella likely pretty low though.





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CDC Recent Pig's Ear Recall wrote:

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.


Dogs can and do get sick with Salmonella. You, your kids, other animals and friends are at risk also. Treating salmonella risk as a dog only issue is a little short sighted, IMO

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I can’t see how the human health risks associated with feeding raw food to dogs is any different than the human health risks associated with handling raw meat and eggs in the kitchen while cooking. One just needs to pay attention and clean the surfaces exposed to the raw ingredients, be it in the kitchen or where the dog eats.

While we’re on the subject of risks associated with feeding raw eggs; don’t forget about the risks of eating raw cookie and cake batter.

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BCSnob wrote:

I can’t see how the human health risks associated with feeding raw food to dogs is any different than the human health risks associated with handling raw meat and eggs in the kitchen while cooking. One just needs to pay attention and clean the surfaces exposed to the raw ingredients, be it in the kitchen or where the dog eats.

While we’re on the subject of risks associated with feeding raw eggs; don’t forget about the risks of eating raw cookie and cake batter.


Think about the surfaces contacted while your dog sleeps: floor, bed, couch, your lap. They lick themselves and us. We know the surfaces contacted during cooking and prep. Your whole environment may be contaminated by a dog carrier of Salmonella.

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Unless your dog is 100% an inside dog it is already carrying lots of microbes; think about what dogs eat, lick, smell, walk on, lay on, etc .... Regardless of if we purposely feed them raw eggs or meat. A dog owners environment is already “contaminated”. The increased risk is more likely from the handling of pet food that now needs the extra precaution like handling raw ingredients in the kitchen; wash hands and bowls after feeding raw unlike when feeding kibble.

Lee is a greater health risk to me after unloading sheep from our stock trailer at the livestock auction (where all the other livestock were unloaded) then after eating raw eggs. What microbe filled areas have your dogs been in (dog park, animal trail in the woods, static water, under a picnic table used by many people, etc).

When we have fed raw meat, we fed it outside. Raw eggs are fed in crates. Direct exposure of raw feed to surfaces in the house is minimized.

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Even dogs 100 percent inside carry microbes. Some are more virulent and dangerous than others. No argument here.

My point is that the risk is not ZERO, there is a real risk when Salmonella is introduced into the environment.

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