Eggs are one of the most nutritious, vitamin, and protein foods for the body. In eggs, especially chicken eggs, they contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B1, and C.
The question is, can cats eat eggs?
The value of the content found in eggs is certainly very good for cats, especially if eaten raw.
Giving eggs regularly will make cats fat because of the high-fat content (11.5 gram) and protein (12.8 gram), but do not feed cats with eggs alone, because eggs are not a staple food of cats. Giving eggs to cats is also recommended to only give egg yolks, without egg whites and in raw conditions.
Will cats like to eat raw eggs?
Cats are meat-eating animals and they like are a raw state, and humans change the diet of cats by giving them cooked food or instant food.
Then, what about giving egg whites to cats? Giving egg whites to cats is not recommended because there are compounds in the egg whites. An egg contains an Avidin compound of about 1.8 mg. Avidin is a glycoprotein molecule (a combination of carbohydrates and proteins), where it functions to protect the growth of oviduct disrupting bacteria (egg yolk). And as we know that the yolk is a fetus.
One effect of this compound is its ability to bind biotin (an element of vitamin B formation). If biotin is bound by avidin, the body will be deficient in vitamin B. That’s why giving egg whites is not recommended for cats, because vitamin B is needed for breeding the body. So, only egg yolks are given. Forgiving to cats, egg yolks can be placed on the cat’s feed and then the cat will eat it by licking it to the end