When I was a kid we used to give our Cocker Spaniel a raw egg beaten once a week to (presumably) make her coat shiny.
When I asked my vet if I should do that for my Jack Russell Terrier she said no, the risk of Salmonella is too high. I could, however, cook the egg and give it to him.
So two questions here:
Do people still give dogs eggs (cooked or otherwise) to make their coats shiny or is that an old wives’ tale?
Why is Salmonella such a big problem now when it wasn’t in the past, or were we just unaware of the danger back in they day? I’m talking about 40 years ago here.