HOW TO MAKE CAT TREATS YOUR CAT WILL LOVE
No matter what diet your cat eats on a regular basis, every pet owner likes to provide wholesome and tasty treats on occasion as a supplement to the regular diet. How to make cat treats that your cat will absolutely love is as easy as a few simple recipes.
Cat Cookie Treats:
The first kind of cat treat that comes to most people's mind is the dried cracker or cookie. These are easy to create yourself in a short time using standard kitchen utensils like bowls, spoons, and the oven and not much more!
Here are a couple of easy and tasty cat cookie recipes from the e-book Momma's Gourmet Cat Meals by Frank Temple-Brown:
- 6 ounces of undrained tuna
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into treat sized pieces. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool. Give to your cat and watch them gobble it up.
- 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1-1/2 cups rye flour
- 1-1/2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon dried kelp or alfalfa
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or beef broth
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 to 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, combine the first six dry ingredients. Slowly add oil, broth and chicken, and mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch then place it on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown.
Cool then break into bite-size pieces. Place pieces in a bag with the brewer's yeast and shake to coat them. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen pieces.
There are other kinds of treats you can quickly whip up for your kitty too. All treats should be based on what your cat likes best. Does it really flip for fish? Or does it prefer chicken more? All recipes can be changed to accommodate your cat's likes.
Here are a few suggestions for creating special treats:
- How about kitty Jello cups? This is super simple and all that is required is plain gelatin, your cat's favorite flavor, and silicone bake-ware like a miniature cupcake pan. Simply mix gelatin according to package directions and mix with meat based broths instead of water. Pour into bake-ware for setting, and if you would like, you can suspend pieces of diced chicken, fish, catnip or whatever your cat likes in each one.
- Dried jerky: If you own a dehydrator, you can make your cat its very own jerky in any flavor or style. You can create strips or diced pieces of dehydrated chicken, turkey, beef, etc. You can also partially dry small meat pieces in the oven by setting the oven to a very low temperature, arranging the pieces on a cookie sheet, and baking for a couple of hours (closely monitoring).
- You can make no-bake, soft cookie balls. Take cooked, pureed meat or a jar of baby food. Mix a couple spoons of baby food with a dry ingredient like wheat germ or flax seed; add a pinch of finely diced up catnip; make a consistency that is rollable. Then, roll into tiny little balls and refrigerate to firm them up.
These are just a few tasty options for how to make cat treats your cat will meow over! All cats love an occasional snack made with love.
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