If you want to show your cat an extra bit of love, then why not learn some DIY cat food and treat recipes you can make at home? Not only will you know everything that’s going into your cat’s diet, but you could also discover some new favorite recipes for your feline.
Salmon cat treats
Believe it or not, but you only need three ingredients to make these salmon cat treats. Simply blend a tin of salmon in the food processor before adding in flour and an egg until it looks like dough. Roll it out onto a baking tray, cut them into whatever shape you like, and bake them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave them too cool and voila! That’s all there is to it.
Tuna catnip treats
To start, blend together a can of tuna, one cup of oat flour, one heaped tablespoon of dried catnip, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one large egg. It should be thick but not sticky. Then, roll the dough into small balls and press a cross into each one with a skewer. Finally, bake the treats at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes until they have turned slightly brown.
Mackerel cat food
Thankfully, this DIY cat food is super simple. All you need is one cup of tinned mackerel, one to two tablespoons of beef or chicken broth, one tablespoon of cooked brown rice, and one tablespoon of sunflower seed oil. You need to add all the ingredients to a food blender and pulse until it’s all mixed together. It’s then ready to serve!
To begin this recipe, add one to two tablespoons of water, one egg, one tablespoon of dried catnip, one tablespoon of extra-light olive oil, one cup of coconut flour, and a can of tuna to a food processor. Blend all the ingredients until you have a moldable dough. Simply pinch this into crouton shapes before baking them in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once they are cool, serve them up to your feline friends.
Trout cat food
This trout cat food is great for when you want to give your feline friend a special treat. Add one tablespoon of steamed and chopped broccoli, one cooked egg yolk, one cup of cooked trout, and two tablespoons of sunflower oil to a food processor. Combine all the ingredients and serve – that’s it! This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Sardine cat food
A third of a cup of cooked oatmeal, one can of sardines in oil, and two tablespoons of cooked and mashed carrots are all you need to make your cat a sardine dinner. Merely mash all of the ingredients together in a bowl before serving it up to your cat.
Our cats might be small, but they are often a huge part of our lives. Learning how to make cat food and treats can help to make them feel as special as they are.