Up until tonight all I've ever read about feedings eggs to dogs is that they should be fed raw... I've heard raw eggs are great for the coat, and full of more nutrients than cooked eggs. I also read that cooked eggs can be bad because they stick to the intestines.
Now tonight, on a list of "what not to feed dogs", I read this:
Raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin, which can deplete your dog of biotin, one of the B vitamins. Biotin is essential to your dog’s growth and coat health. Additionally, raw eggs are often contaminated with bacteria, such as salmonella, and you could end up giving your dog food poisoning in addition to biotin deficiency.
Symptoms of biotin depletion are hair loss, weakness, growth retardation and skeleton deformity. If your dog is suffering from these symptoms the situation is urgent, and veterinary treatment is needed. Cooked eggs are high in protein and make an excellent treat. It is only the raw eggs that should not be given to your dog.
SOUNDS good, but so far I've heard basically the opposite.
There's a few other things on this site that I've read are okay and they're saying are bad, but for the most part it all seems to be the same as everything else I've read.
So now I'm confused about eggs... I've always given my dogs a raw egg once in a while and they love it. They even eat the shells...