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Are quail eggs really free from salmonella? Should I give them raw to my dogs?

Asked by Unofficial_Member (5107points) June 30th, 2018

I always love quail eggs and I’ve just bought a bunch of them recently. As usual, I cooked them and ate them but as my dogs looked at me, it crossed my mind that maybe I could make some for them and before I do that I ran my research on the internet and found several article and claims that said quail eggs are free from salmonella and are best eaten raw with the eggshell. Now I am wondering if quail eggs are really the superior alternative than chicken eggs and are meant to be served raw to dogs. Any thoughts?

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canidmajor's avatar

If you google the Q, you’ll find a number of sources addressing this.

kritiper's avatar

No point in serving raw eggs of any type to your dog as a cooked egg is just as good nutritionally.

MrGrimm888's avatar

It would not be wise to give pets anything not specifically designed for them.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I did a search for “quail eggs safe for dogs” & got a return of 10 hits. 9 out of 10 said raw quail eggs were good for your dog & one also said they were also good for your cat. Many years ago my vet recommended raw quail eggs for a skin condition my dog had & he loved them.

Honestly, BEFORE I fed them to any of my dogs now, I’d be “consulting with my dog’s vet” rather than “ask a friend”!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

A proper dosage of fish oil, would be safer, and more effective for skin.

LadyMarissa's avatar

My vet also had me give my dog Brewers Yeast. It did wonders for his coat but also did wonders for his need to fart chemical warfare strength odors. I still gag when I remember it!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

In a perfect world, a vet does some cytology, to figure out exactly what needs to be battled in regards to the patient’s skin. Different problems, need different solutions.

snowberry's avatar

This always confuses me. My dogs have always eaten anything they found on the ground (dead animals, bird poop, etc.). I can only remember once or twice that they’ve actually thrown up, but other than that they have never actually gotten ill. So concern about a healthy dog being harmed by eating something contaminated with salmonella seems off to me.

I think it’s a bunch of baloney.

MrGrimm888's avatar

No. You’ve just been rolling the dice. Some do better than others, but dogs have been domesticated to a point where they really should only be consuming custom food for them.

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