Friday, June 26, 2009

Can cats eat eggs?

Many people all over the world feed their cats eggs. Scrambled eggs, in particular, seem to be the pet favourite. As we know, cats should not be indulging in milk and dairy, so how can you make scrambled eggs safe for cats? And can cats eat eggs in the first place?
- Cats can eat eggs, but they should always be cooked. Raw eggs can lead to salmonella poisoning, and will cause skin and coat problems because it is loaded with a particular enzyme that retards biotin absorption.
- cooked eggs should not be seasoned; do not cook for your own taste buds!
- do not mix your 'scrambled' eggs in with milk: water is a great substitute and will not harm your cat.
- The protein in eggs is really good for your cat's hair and overall coat.
- you can find cat egg recipes quite readily on the Internet, but be wary of these as they can be posted by just anyone - always make sure that there is no dairy involved. If you are unsure, pop down to your local vet and check in if they have any tips. Alternatively, send us an email with your cat's particulars and we'll be able to assist you.