Updated: August 11, 2022 by Kristen Chapple
Eggs have a lot of nutritional elements and they are a choice that is preferred by many throughout the globe for their breakfast. Since it is so easy to make an omelet or some scrambled eggs they are quick and delicious but can cats eat scrambled eggs? Perhaps you forgot to buy cat food yesterday and your pet begs you for some food so let us find out if this is a good choice.
We don’t eat raw eggs since they pose some risks and the same risks will threaten your cat too, so never offer them uncooked eggs. Among the many diseases that you can find in them two of the most serious ones are E. coli and salmonella which can both cause a lot of damage and can even lead to death.
Good Things In Eggs
Proteins, vitamins, and minerals can be all found in eggs and these are all things that your cat can benefit from. Among the minerals contained in eggs, the ones that are healthy for the cat are potassium, magnesium, and calcium which can help with their immunity, fur coat, and bone health.
An adult cat requires around 400 calories each day and with a single egg yolk you can cover around a fifth of that quantity but never use eggs as anything more than something on the side. Most of the beneficial bulk of the egg is found in the yolk so it is better if you just separate that and give it to your cat, meaning that scrambled eggs aren’t exactly the best choice when cooking something for your cat.
The egg white contains some substances that affect biotin, an important vitamin for the body. The good thing is that this problem is fixed by cooking the egg so it doesn’t really mean that the egg white is bad, it just contains fewer nutrients and should thus be given in smaller quantities.
You probably have to use some sort of fat when cooking the eggs and this can be important for determining how healthy the scrambled eggs will be afterwards. For cats, butter might not be such a good choice as it is rich in lactose and many cats are intolerant to that. Add a huge quantity of fats and calories that it contains and you have a bad idea.
The best choice is to use a nonstick pan and just scramble the eggs in that without the addition of any fat. Bacon itself might seem like a good idea as cats love meat but most bacon is so full of salt that it will do damage to the cat’s kidneys.
Scrambled eggs aren’t bad if cooked properly and fed in small quantities.