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Cat-Safe Easter Eggs to Treat Your Kitty

Why should humans have all the Easter fun? This year there’s more choice of treats for your cat than ever

by Jess Commons
15 March 2024
grey cat lying on bed surrounded by easter eggs

It’s nearly Easter and, considering that Easter eggs have been on the shelves since January, you probably have a pretty good idea of which egg(s) you’d like to find yourself in possession of come Easter Sunday.

But, as you settle down to dig into your chocolatey treat, you might catch sight of a small, mournful presence out of the corner of your eye. Spare a thought for the sad little kitty who heard the rustle of food wrappers and emerged on to the scene only to find themselves without an Easter treat of their own. As the loving cat parent you are, you‘d do anything to prevent this sorry scenario and so, to help, we‘ve rounded up the best cat-safe Easter eggs on offer so you guys both have something to tuck into on the big day.

Your cat will (absolutely not) thank you for it.

Can cats eat Easter eggs?

Sadly, the answer to this one is ‘no’. Cats, just like dogs, cannot, under any circumstances have chocolate. Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which are toxic to cats. The darker the chocolate, the higher the methylxanthine content and the more dangerous it is to your cat.

Theobromine and caffeine are the primary methylxanthines found in chocolate. They have similar effects and can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, muscle tremors, seizures, coma and even death.

The severity of the symptoms will depend on the amount and type of chocolate ingested and the size of the cat. Together, caffeine and theobromine create a particularly bad combination for cats, because the caffeine takes effect quickly (within an hour or two) and doesn’t wear off until after the theobromine starts causing problems (within four hours).

However, that doesn’t mean that your cat can’t join in the Easter fun. The clever people in the pet industry have been hard at work creating Easter eggs that are just for cats. Read on for our pick of the best.

Easter eggs for cats

Webbox Easter Egg for Cats

Sadly, this yoghurt and catnip-infused egg hasn’t made a comeback this year. I mean, there are some still for sale on eBay but considering they’re almost certainly a year old, maybe best to leave it!

girl with blonde hair with ginger cat on her lap

Jess Commons

Jess is a writer, editor and former global lifestyle director at Refinery29 with previous stints at ITV, Grazia, The Debrief (RIP) and more. She is a sucker for an older gentleman cat with A Past and spends most of her time being told what to do by her toddler and her three-legged rescue cat, Mac.

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