Can I feed eggs to my dog or cat?


Raw eggs are nutrient-dense.

The egg white contains avidin (an enzyme) which inhibits biotin (a B vitamin); but it would take a large amount of egg white to cause a biotin deficiency, and mother nature thoughtfully put a whole lot of biotin into the yolk to balance things out.

Salmonella contamination can be an issue with raw eggs, so get yours from the best source you can; and only feed raw eggs to pets that are likely to have good gastric acidity (ie healthy, raw-fed dogs and cats). Strong gastric acidity allows carnivores to ingest potentially pathogenic bacteria.

You can read more about raw eggs and dogs here.

You can read more about raw eggs and cats here (the author suggests the yolk only, to avoid avidin and potential biotin deficiency - we suggest that if you only feed eggs a couple of times a week, there is unlikely to be an issue, and the whole egg will be best).