Do I put my cat at risk or is DH a worry wart.

(57 Posts)
EveOnline2016 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:19:40

DH has just had a go at me.

Every few weeks I make the cat aged 1 year 5 months scrabbled egg. It's a little treat normally as I know cat food is better for her.

DH thinks I have put her at risk because cats shouldn't eat eggs.

Aibu to feed cute little cat eggs.

ghostyslovesheets Tue 29-Nov-16 21:22:41

cats can eat eggs - what is he on about?

Weedsnseeds1 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:23:17

It's fine for a cat to eat cooked egg as an occasional treat.

DorotheaHomeAlone Tue 29-Nov-16 21:23:37

Cars can eat eggs. It's dairy they're not good with.

Yambabe Tue 29-Nov-16 21:24:35

Your DH is worrying over nothing.

Feeding your cat nothing but raw eggs on a frequent basis and in large quantities could cause problems.

An occasional cooked egg is fine. My vet recommends scrambled egg as something to try if one of mine has lost their appetite due to illness, post-surgery or trauma.

GrizzyFrontBum Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:01

My cats eat dead rabbits. I'm sure some cooked egg won't harm them wtf

DodoRevival Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:02

I think it's possibly raw eggs he's thinking of - not advised for the same reason we are which is salmonella.

I think some cats can be allergic, otherwise they are a good source of protein.

Heirhelp Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:16

MOg the cat loves boiled eggs. Unhelpful, but I like the books.

SabineUndine Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:24

Cats can eat cooked eggs. My RSPCA cat care manual says so. You do need to be careful you don't cook them in salted butter, though. But just microwaved or scrambled without fat is fine.

TofuCat Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:29

My vet always recommends scrambled egg after an operation confused

EveOnline2016 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:42

She is my second cat, but sadly my 1st cat had to be PTS as a kitten due to kidney failure. So I new to this cat owning ( well obeying ) lark

lapsedorienteerer Tue 29-Nov-16 21:25:51

YABU - cats don't neeeeeed scrambled egg biscuit.......

CozumelFox Tue 29-Nov-16 21:26:13

What will he think when she polishes off a nest of eggs, birds and a mouse too?

DodoRevival Tue 29-Nov-16 21:26:17

You could give him a Mog book. Mog was partial to the odd boiled egg.

Badcat666 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:26:55

Of course it's ok to feed cooked eggs to cats, they are a good source of taurine.

Soubriquet Tue 29-Nov-16 21:26:56

Eggs are fine for the cat as a treat

DodoRevival Tue 29-Nov-16 21:27:26

Cross post with Heirhelp

EveOnline2016 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:27:41

Thank you all.

NameSux Tue 29-Nov-16 21:29:00

My cat knocks bird eggs out of trees (no idea how) and eats what's inside. I'm sure lots do it in the wild. Cats are hunters, they can cope with home cooked eggs.
I'm still not giving mine up despite the pleading eyes tho -MY food

DrinkReprehensibly Tue 29-Nov-16 21:30:03

Vet has recommended scrambled egg to me as a light meal for the cat after he came out of pet hospital after an operation, so I think it's definitely fine!

Topseyt Tue 29-Nov-16 21:37:18

I was making myself an egg mayonnaise sandwich a while back. I turned my back just for a few seconds and when I looked back my cat was happily munching it. angryshock

Cats are fine with the odd bit of cooked egg.

Your DH has his wires crossed.

Crispbutty Tue 29-Nov-16 21:38:20

Dunno about cats but my mum cooked our Bassett hound a soft boiled egg, with two slices of whole meal toast and butter cut into little squares every day for breakfast... He lived to be 17.. grin

AngryGinger Tue 29-Nov-16 21:39:05

My cat used to love scrambled egg! Don't know what he's on about, just smile and nod and go on as normal

ghostyslovesheets Tue 29-Nov-16 21:39:19

my cat stole a big chunk of left over Toad in The Hole, a pot of Creme Caramel (empty but not washed) and a piece of toast yesterday alone

1 egg wont hurt

AliceInUnderpants Tue 29-Nov-16 21:40:32

Last time my cat had an upset stomach, the vet suggested scrambled egg as it would be easy to eat/

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