Can Dogs and Cats Eat Cooked Eggs

Posted April 20th, 2011 by gatorhost

Scrambled Eggs for Cats?

I found this homemade pet food recipe in Rachel Ray’s Magazine. I know people ask can dogs and cats eat cooked eggs and the answer is yes. Whole cooked egg is an excellent source of complete protein and fat for your pet. The biological value of protein in egg is the international standard (94-100% BV) to which all other protein sources are measured. The protein in eggs is actually higher quality than that of meat, poultry or fish. It is also the most easily digested protein source.

Another question pet owners want to know is if their pet can eat raw eggs? Cats and dogs should eat only cooked because 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. Also, most spices and seasonings are not good for dogs. If you normally add milk to scrambled eggs, leave them out when preparing them for your pet.

The protein in eggs is really good for your pet’s hair, skin and nails. This recipe is especially beneficial for puppies as they need a bit more protein than older dogs. Dogs and puppies benefit from consuming a variety of ingredients and this recipe also has nutritional vegetable such as spinach and bell peppers. It’s easy to make and cheap.

Two Paws Up Breakfast Scramble

Make 1 and 1/2 cups Prep – 5 min. Cook – 5 min.

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped

1/4 red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 egg

In a small nonstick skillet heat the olive oil over medium hat. Add the spinach, tomato and bell pepper and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and scramble continuously until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cook before serving.

2 Responses to “Can Dogs and Cats Eat Cooked Eggs”

  1. Healthy Table Food for Dogs | Nature's Way for Pets

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  2. Larry

    That looks like a pretty good recipe for people also!

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