Wondering if protein-rich eggs are right for your cat?

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Proteins are important to sustain your cat’s good health and a balanced diet. While there are various other supplements available, eggs come handy and come across as a dependable source of protein and some fats.

However, our furry babies are different from us humans and have different requirements, which makes it necessary to monitor what goes inside their tummy.

The Hows, Whys and Why Nots of feeding egg to your cat, are all covered in this blog post.

Read on to get complete information.

Can Is Not The Question. How Is The Question!

When a cat owner asks if their pet can eat eggs, the answer is yes and no.

This is because the appropriate question would be how should I feed eggs to my cat. Confused? This section of the blog will clear it up…

Raw, uncooked eggs or even meat are always at a risk of possessing dangerous bacterias like Salmonella and E Coli. These bacterias can easily escalate a sickness into fatal conditions in human beings, let alone poor little cats and dogs.

Moreover, as much as eggs provide optimal amino acids to your cat, raw eggs contain an amino acid chain called avidin, which creates interference in the absorption of essential vitamin biotin. Your cat needs biotin to maintain a glossy coat and healthy skin.

On the brighter picture, cooked, scrambled, poached or boiled eggs can serve as a superfood for your cat! It will not only eliminate chances of pathogen caused infections but also ensure your cat’s body absorbs biotin along with, of course, proteins!

Another tiny detail that you need to remember: make sure you peel your boiled egg. Egg shells can cause blockages in your little cat’s little digestive system.

Quantity is Key

Now you know you can feed your cat a well cooked and safe egg. But how much egg is enough egg? This section of the blog post is your answer…

Since eggs are rich in protein, your cat, particularly its muscles will benefit from an egg inclusive diet. The key word being, diet.

An egg cannot be your cat’s diet, it should only form a part of its complete, well-balanced diet. Eggs not only contain proteins but also adequate amounts of calories.

For animals like cats that need only about 200 calories per day, a small amount of egg accounting to only 10% of your cat’s total calorie intake is enough. So if an average egg constitutes of 90 calories, a small portion will be ideal for your purring little friend.

What Else?


At the end of the day, your cat is your cat and is different from other cats. It may love the variety you are adding to its meal with that egg or it may not like an egg at all.

In a few rare cases, your cat may have an egg allergy!

So don’t get too excited and notice your cat’s reception to this egg addition. Gradually add it to her meals. In case of any reactions, consult your vet at the earliest.

Do you have creative ways to add nutritive variety to your cat’s meals? Share your ideas with us in the comments section!

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