There are a lot of articles describing the benefits of different kinds of kibble on the Internet. However, when it comes to eggs, there are not so many recommendations about all pros and cons of this product in your cat’s menu.
If an egg is prepared correctly, it becomes very useful for your pet’s health. Adding eggs to your fluffy’s menu ensures a balanced diet.
Are all eggs good for cats?
Despite the fact that many people think that cholesterol is very harmful to everyone, scientists already proved it’s not correct.
First of all, cholesterol doesn’t cause heart attacks. As a result, eggs can’t be harmful in terms of causing this disease.
In fact, an egg is considered to be a perfect source of protein for cats. However, not all kinds of this product are okay for your fluffy.
Can your cat eat all kinds of eggs? No.
Can cats eat scrambled or hard-boiled eggs? Yes!
These animals are carnivores by nature, so they need a huge amount of protein in their everyday ratio. Once an egg is prepared, its protein part becomes very helpful for a cat’s health.
Never feed your cat with raw eggs. There are Salmonella and E.coli bacteria which are harmful both for cats and human beings.
Besides, raw eggs contain avidin instead of protein which is very harmful because it interferes with the absorption of biotin. The latter is a vitamin which your cat needs for good skin and fur.
You should know that an egg is not a proper meal for your fluffy. You can add it to your pet’s dinner, but it is not okay if it eats just an egg. What will happen if you feed your pet only with eggs? Well, it is expected to develop different dietary deficiencies. So don’t go into experiments.
In fact, this product must be no more than 10% of the daily ratio.
How many eggs are okay for a cat?
10% of a cat’s daily ratio is not much. It is just 150-200 calories. Yes, it is very easy to overfeed these animals, so be attentive when planning the daily feeding schedule.
1 average egg contains 90-100 calories. So it is not difficult to count that your cat may need just 1-2 eggs a day. You can limit portions of this product and divide these 2 eggs. Give your fluffy half an egg for breakfast, 1 egg for lunch and the rest for dinner.
There are certain recommendations on how to prepare eggs for your cat properly.
- Make sure your kitchen area is cleaned thoroughly. You may know that cats are very curious and they try to access all the hidden places in the room. So make sure all these places are clean. Keep an eye on your kitty. It must not find your dirty cooking dishes and eat some uncooked food.
- Always wash your hands before giving the cooked eggs to your kitty. Human bacteria may be okay for our health. However, it doesn’t mean a cat’s organism will react the same.
- Dispose of the leftovers daily. Never leave any food on the plate after your cat finishes eating. It is especially important in the summertime.
Can I be sure that my cat will have eggs?
Do all cats eat eggs? Absolutely not. Cats are animals with spirit. You never know what they will like. However, that’s why we love them, right? Your picky fluffy can be really unpredictable in the food it chooses every day. Cats have neophilic nature, so they like variety in everything they do and eat. For instance, on Monday it may like chicken, and on Friday fish will be the perfect choice for your gourmet.
Anyway, if your cat refuses to eat eggs you prepared, there is always a second choice. You can buy pet nutrition with eggs and try to feed your fluffy. 90% of cats will like this variant.
If your cat belongs to 10% of very picky kitties, then you’ll need to face the fact that eggs are not in the list of your cat’s favorite food.
Some cat owners also use eggshells as an additional ingredient. First, make sure it is boiled. And consult your vet before using this product.
What about kittens? Will they eat eggs?
Yes, kittens can also eat eggs. In fact, if you really want your cat to like this product in its grown-up life, then you need to make it get used to it. However, you need to consult your vet first, because not all kittens need such kind of nutrition at the beginning of their lives. Sometimes it is better to buy food which is made especially for this period of your cat’s life.
Consult your vet first
Never start feeding your cat with eggs before you get proper consultation from your veterinarian. Even if your doc approves your plan, it doesn’t mean you can relax. Keep an eye on your fluffy during the first 2-3 days after you started giving it eggs. You need to notice all the changes in your cat’s behavior: hyperactivity, fatigue, diarrhea.
Remember that some cats may be allergic to eggs. Yes, these animals rarely happen to have food allergies. But there is still a chance that your fluffy is that rare case. The common signs of such an allergy are:
- itchy skin
- itchy ears
- skin infection
- gastrointestinal issues
Remember that eggs can be just a part of a well-balanced diet. Scrambled, hard-boiled or poached eggs are okay for cats. If your pet likes to eat eggs only as a part of nutritionally balanced food, it is also okay. Consult your vet and choose a high-quality product that will meet all the requirements of your cat’s health and tastes.
As you see, there is nothing wrong or dangerous in giving your fluffy cooked eggs. You just need to stick to all the rules described in this article and consult your vet before making any changes in your cat’s diet. Remember that all cats have different health and tempers.
Prepare eggs properly, and they will become a source of energy for your little friend!