Can Cats Eat Eggs?

August 14, 2020

Can Cats Eat Eggs?

Do you think eggs can add a good variety to your cat’s diet?


If your cat’s health on consuming eggs is worrying you, this article will be of help!


Cats find their ancestry in predatory carnivores which means they benefit from eggs and any other meat-based sources of protein and amino acids. However, the preparations and portions of eggs do matter when feeding them to your feline friends.


Stick to thoroughly cooked or hard-boiled eggs and remember to keep your cat away from raw or undercooked eggs as they can harbor bacteria like Salmonella or E.coli and can make your cat seriously sick.


Also, it is important to limit eggs to small treats owing to their high calorie constitution. You might easily lose count of a healthy calorie limit for your cat so make sure eggs constitute not more than 10% of your pet’s daily diet.

Can I Feed Eggshells To My Cat? 

There’s no denying that eggshells are replete with nutrition, but the risks of salmonella and the possibility of choking outweigh its benefits. As an alternative, you can offer eggshell powder supplements that are absolutely safe and nutritious.

Healthy Snack Options For Your Cat

If you’re looking for some healthy substitutes for your cat’s regular canned food, these options might interest you:

  • Boiled meat such as chicken or turkey 
  • Boiled fish:  excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids 
  • Veggies:  Protein-rich sources include broccoli and green beans. 

Small portions of any of these can provide variety plus nourishment to your pets, thereby serving both your purposes. 


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