Home Made Cat Food

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Feeding your cat the wrong type of food can create serious health problems. Many commercial cat foods contain high levels of chemicals, additives and preservatives that can end up harming your cherished cat.

This has led a lot of people to look for alternative home made cat food recipes to offer their cats a healthier option.

When you’re looking for home made cat food recipes, always be sure that the ingredients you choose will meet your cat’s nutritional needs.

Before you make your own cat food look at what ingredients to include in your cat’s healthier, alternative new diet, it’s important to consider some of the things you shouldn’t feed your cat.

Foods To Avoid When You Make Your Own Cat Food

Home Made Cat Food
You should never give your cat chocolate, pork, bacon, onions, bones or raw eggs (cooked eggs are okay). These foods can cause adverse reactions and effects within your cat’s system, so avoid them.

It’s also wise to limit the amount of human-food grade tuna you feed your cat.

Tinned tuna can sometimes contain high levels of mercury. In small amounts, this is fine, but over time your cat could end up with large deposits of mercury in its system that could compromise health.

You also shouldn’t feed your cat with dog food, as cats require more protein than dog food contains.

Raw Diets For Your Cat

While raw diets have become very fashionable, many vets will tell you that many raw foods could potentially be infested with parasites or bacteria. You should cook any meat you intend to feed your cat to kill any bacterial contaminants.

You should also remember that raw meat alone could be lacking in sufficient nutrients to keep your cat in optimum health. You may need to add vitamins and minerals to help keep your cat healthy.

These could include calcium, phosphorus and Omega-3 acids. Your cat may also require alfalfa and wheat grass for added antioxidants and nutrients.

Always speak with your vet before switching your cat over to a raw diet.

Check out these home made cat food recipes!

Chunky Meat and Rice Cat Food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground meat (chicken, beef, lamb or turkey are fine)
  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1 large hard-boiled egg
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Making Home Made Cat Food

Method

  1. Mash the boiled egg.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium-low heat.
  3. When the stock is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the stock reduces. The rice will expand and swell and absorb much of the liquid.
  4. Remove your home made cat food mixture from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
  5. Blend the mixture in a food processor until all the ingredients are mashed together.
  6. Then place into an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Chicken and Pasta Cat Food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock

Method

  1. Add the oil, garlic and chicken to a saucepan and cook until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  2. Add the chicken stock, carrot and macaroni and bring the mixture to the boil.
  3. When it’s boiling rapidly, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the macaroni becomes very tender.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  5. Blend the mixture in a food processor so the ingredients are mashed together.
  6. Then place into an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Sardine Feast Cat Food

Ingredients

  • 1 tin sardines in oil
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

Method

  1. Cook the rice until it’s very soft.
  2. Drain well, then add a complete tin of sardines in oil and the finely chopped parsley.
  3. Mix the ingredients together well.
  4. Store any unused mixture in an air tight container in the fridge until needed again.

Meat and Oats Cat Food

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 pound minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped spinach

Method

  1. Boil the rolled oats in water until they become very soft and begin to absorb the water.
  2. While these are cooking, boil an egg.
  3. When it’s cool enough, remove the eggshell and mash the egg into the oats.
  4. In a fry pan, add the oil and beef and cook thoroughly.
  5. Add the beef into the oat and egg mixture and stir through the finely chopped spinach.
  6. Mix the home made cat food ingredients together well.
  7. Store any unused mixture in an air tight container in the fridge until needed again.

We hope your cat enjoys these homemade cat food recipes, please take a look at our Homemade Cat Treats.




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