Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods for anyone, both humans and animals. So if anyone asks you, can cats eat eggs? The answer can be, but especially for cats, the only part that can be given is egg yolks, because the egg whites can inhibit the growth of kittens.
Why? Because egg whites are compounds of Avidin. Dividing is a glycoprotein molecule (a combination of carbohydrates and proteins), which is capable of binding biotin (a constituent element of vitamin B). If this biotin is bound by Avidin, then the body will lack vitamin B, while B vitamins are needed for the growth of kittens.
Egg yolks should be given in raw condition to the cat. Why?
Because cats have a greater number of cells in the sense of smell than the number of cells in the taste, so whether or not a food is good for a cat is not from the taste but the smell. If it has been boiled or fried, the smell tends to decrease, and this means that it is less convenient for the cat. Once, I gave boiled egg yolks to cats, and the result is difficult to eat and messy, sometimes not even touched at all.
But when viewed from the nutritional content, cooked egg yolk is better consumed than raw because the protein absorbed by raw egg yolk is only 51% while in mature egg yolk 91%. Besides being safe from bacteria, the mature egg yolk is also more protein absorbed by the body. So the choice is the reader, want to be raw or fried? 🙂
Egg yolks have unusual high-fat content because after all, this is a source of embryonic food that will later become chicks. So, because cats can’t make their body fat, they need fat from the outside, so egg yolks can be a very good source of fat for cats.
Egg yolks can be given from native chickens or domestic chickens, but if I suggest, just give the country chicken because usually, the volume is bigger.