Raw Meat Diet – Part 12 – Eggs

You read the earlier part here.

What About Eggs?
Don’t feed your cat raw egg whites, because they contain avidin, wich binds to the B-vitamin biotin contained in yolks. When fed together, the avidin binds with all the biotin, preventing your cats’ bodies from absorbing biotin.

Instead, you can feed your cat raw egg yolks alone or in conjunction with lightly poached egg whites because cooking deactivated avidin, taking care of the imbalance issue. If you feed your cats eggs only occasionally, you can feed them the whole egg, including the shell, by running it through the grinder. However, if you plan to include eggs in your regular recipes, it’s a good idea to lightly cook the eggs whites but leaving the yolks raw.

Biotin, also known as Vitamin H or Coenzyme R, is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin.

Avidin is a tetrameric biotin-binding protein produced in the oviducts of birds, reptiles and amphibians deposited in the whites of their eggs.

Whole Health For Happy Cats by Sandy Arora
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10 Responses to “Raw Meat Diet – Part 12 – Eggs”

  1. minlit

    Scrambled egg is one of Mr Stripey Pants’ favourite things in the entire world. Not so much with the raw though :)

  2. Animalcouriers

    That’s good to know – one of our cats has a thing about eggs and always wants to try – we can be kind with the yellow bit now!

  3. Bassas Blog

    Thanks for the tip Dianda. I shall ask chef (De) to prepare raw egg yolks alone with lightly poached egg whites for Barnaby’s tea.


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