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Dogs CAN get salmonella and can be carriers of salmonella. Different strains affect humans than dogs, though. But there are always new strains morphing.

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Vaccine 2002 Feb 22;20(11-12):1618-23 Immunogenicity of chi4127 phoP- Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in dogs. McVey DS, Chengappa MM, Mosier DE, Stone GG, Oberst RD, Sylte MJ, Gabbert NM, Kelly-Aehle SM, Curtiss R. "Salmonellae are commonly isolated from dogs. The number of dogs infected with Salmonella spp. is surprisingly high and greater than the incidence of clinical disease would suggest. Salmonellosis is common in greyhound kennels. Morbidity can approach 100% in puppies and the mortality ranges to nearly 40%."
 

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So, would a dog that ate a raw egg or raw meat, be in danger of getting it, or is it only humans affected by that strain. I just wonder why more dogs don't get sick from eating raw eggs or meat.
 

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I'm not sure I'd use the word "danger". Well, I'd put it this way...a dog eating raw eggs is more likely to get salmonella than a dog that eats cooked eggs. Why? Because more bacteria is likely present and not killed by cooking. Whether it's the type of bacteria that will make the dog sick depends on how healthy the dog is and the strain of bacteria they ingest. Think about it like human food poisoning...you can get a mild case (tummy ache) or a severe case requiring hospitalization/IV antibiotics. How sick you get depends on 1)the strain of bacteria; and 2) the heartiness of your system.

Dogs do get sick from eating both cooked food and raw food that has been compromised by harmful bacteria. How many times does the average dog have a mild fever or general malaise or a bout of diarrhea where it seems to pass in a day or so?
 

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Bottom line...if the raw eggs and raw meat are fresh and bacteria free, they're great nutritionally. I have seen eggs from some company (whose name escapes me at the moment) who sells eggs that are "certified salmonella-free".
 

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What I have read from raw feeders is that altho dogs *can* get salmonella, they are less likely to get it than humans are because of their shorter, carnivorous digestive tract, which moves things along at a brisk pace and doesn't give salmonellas as much chance as a slower, omnivorous human digestive tract. They also said that when a dog does get sick from salmonella it means the dog is not at peak health. This is what I have read, not my opinion, just passing it along.
 

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Thanks for the explanations. I don't think I'll ever feed raw meat. I have fed slightly cooked before, but not totally raw, but I have given raw eggs in the past and wondered if I should ever do it again.
 

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I have given raw eggs occasionally. I first started doing it with Mic, and now with Monte. I haven't seen any negative effects, but that could just be luck. I haven't noticed any positive effects either, like shinier coat, but then there is nothing wrong with Monte's coat to begin with.
 

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Well this is all getting back to the 6 to one half a dozen to the other. Have there been studies on Raw diets & other Raw Foods with dogs? One of the vets where we go says we should not even consider Raw Diets because of bacteria & whatever. Another vet says if our dogs like our Wolf King dog food, why switch?

Then there are all the people who swear by Raw feeding. Things like dogs in the wild don't eat cooked meat. It also seems alot of the big dog food companies are behind the anti-Raw feeding campaigns.

I also know people who have their dogs on a vegitarian diet, but then have read things like dogs don't need carbs & don't get much nutrition from veggies.

I am starting to think people's personal beliefs are heavily involved in all of these theories instead of actual science.
 

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