Can Cats Eat Eggs?

Can cats eat eggs? I think most of us would hope so because most of us love eggs! And what’s not to love? Eggs are super versatile, and they make a quick and healthy meal. They are a great addition to many dishes and recipes. More importantly, eggs are very healthy for you. For example according to Healthline, “Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.” So eggs are definitely good for us humans but what about cats? Is it okay to feed your cats eggs occasionally? Maybe as a little treat?

Can Cats Eat Eggs? Yes but with Caution

Our question of the day is: Can cats eat eggs? The good news is – yes! Cats can eat eggs as they are high in protein and since cats are carnivores they need a high protein diet. However, the eggs that you should feed your cats should be fully cooked and not raw. Why? Notice what Pets WebMD says about it below:

“There are two problems with giving your cat raw eggs. The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like salmonella or E. coli. The second is rare problem in which a protein in raw egg whites, called avidin, could interfere with the absorption of the B vitamin biotin. This can cause skin problems as well as problems with your cat’s coat.”

Probably the safest way to give your cat an egg treat is to give them a little bit of hardboiled egg. No extra oils or fats have been added to it – it’s just pure egg. And because the egg has been hardboiled, it is fully cooked and safer for your kitty to eat and enjoy.

As always though, remember that a good cat food is the best way for your cat friend to get all the vitamins and nutrients they really need.


Can cat eat eggs? Yes they can as long as they’re not raw. So not only you can enjoy the benefits of eggs, but so can your cat friend! So go ahead and make your favorite egg dish or start your morning with a hard boiled egg. But don’t be surprised if your furry feline friend is waiting beside you with a look that says, “Me too please!” Bonne Appetite!

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