Homemade Cat Treats

Making your own homemade cat treats is easy and simple and your cat will love them!

Even while it’s fine to modify recipes to suit your cat’s tastes, always remember there are some ingredients you should never feed cats.

A cat’s digestive system is not designed to cope with chocolate, onions, pork, bacon, bones or raw eggs – although cooked eggs are fine.

Here are some recipes for cat treats that your cat should love.

Crunchy Cat Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 tin (7 oz or 200g) mashed sardines in oil
  • 1/4 dry non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

Method

  1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350F (175C) and grease a baking tray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well in a mixing bowl.
  3. Use a teaspoon to roll small portions of the mixture into 1/2 teaspoon sized balls.
  4. Place each ball of mixture on the baking tray and flatten them down with the back of a fork.
  5. Bake them in the oven at 350F (175C) for around 15 to 20 mins depending on the cooking time for your oven, or until they turn a golden-brown color.
  6. Place them on a cooling tray to cool completely.
  7. Store these homemade cat treats in an air-tight container.

Kitty Treat Fish Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 baby carrots
  • 15oz (425g) tinned tuna in oil
  • 2 oz (55g) cooked herring
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated tasty cheese
  • 2 teaspoons brewer’s yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped catnip
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Method

  1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray.
  3. Cook the carrots well in plenty of boiling water. When they are soft, remove them from the heat and drain them well.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mash the carrots and add the fish, bread crumbs, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnip, egg and tomato paste until you form a smooth, thick paste of all the ingredients.
  5. Roll the ingredients into small balls and placed them on the greased baking tray.
  6. Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden-brown. Be sure to check them frequently as they cook so you don’t burn them. They should feel firm when they’re ready.
  7. When they’re cooked, remove your homemade cat treats from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.

Cat Cookie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon catnip
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Method

  1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Mix the flour, powdered milk, catnip and wheat germ together in a mixing bowl.
  3. When dry ingredients are well blended, add the oil, milk and egg and mix thoroughly until the mixture forms thick dough.
  4. Roll the dough out onto an oiled cookie sheet and cut into bite-sized pieces suitable for your cat.
  5. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for around 20 minutes.
  6. When the cookies turn golden, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool thoroughly.
  7. Store your cat cookies in an air-tight container.

Kitty Kibble Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups soy flour
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup dry milk
  • 1/2 cup brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tin mackerel (15 oz or 425 grams)
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water

Method

  1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, soy flour, wheat germ, cornmeal, dry milk powder and yeast together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the mackerel until it’s in small pieces.
  4. Then mix in the oil and water.
  5. Pour the mackerel mixture into the dry ingredients and blend together well. The dough will become quite thick and tough, so continue to fold the mixture over itself until all ingredients are well blended.
  6. If the dry ingredients look like they’re not absorbing any liquid from the oil and water, drizzle a little extra water into the dough. Be careful not to add too much.
  7. When you’ve formed a nice ball of dough in the mixing bowl, remove the ball of dough and roll it out onto a clean, lightly floured surface until it’s an even 1/4 inch (1/2 centimeter) thick.
  8. Use a knife to cut even 1/4 inch strips lengthways, and then cut crossways so you end up with small bite-sized pieces suitable for a cat.
  9. Place the biscuits roughly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes. You don’t need to worry about laying them out evenly.
  10. About half way through the baking, toss the biscuits with a wooden spoon so they’ll brown evenly.
  11. When your homemade cat treats are cooked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  12. Store them in an air tight container in the fridge.



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