Monday August 17, 2015
Get your cat’s motor running with these easy-to-make homemade cat treat recipes. They’re made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Tasty Tuna Crackers
What cat doesn’t go wild for tuna? Whip up these crackers and give your feline a special treat.
• 6 oz. undrained tuna
• 1 c. cornmeal
• 1 c. flour
• 1/3 c. water
Mix ingredients together. Roll into 1/4-inch pieces. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool and let your cat dig in!
Your cat will get the protein they crave, and you’ll sniff the benefits of breath-freshening parsley.
• 1/2 c. ground chicken
• 1/3 c. oat flour
• 1 T. parsley, minced
Stir ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Spray a non-stick baking sheet. Roll ingredients into ½-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes, and let cool before serving.
Cheesy Cat Treats
Calling all feline cheese connoisseurs! These cheesy delights will make your cat come running.
• ¾ c. shredded cheddar cheese
• ¾ c. whole-wheat flour
• ¼ c. plain yogurt
• ¼ c. cornmeal
• 5 T. grated Parmesan cheese
Combine ingredients into a dough. Roll it out to about 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350° for about 25 minutes.
Looking for other healthy cat snack ideas? You can try offering your cat these safe fruits and veggies.
Reminder: Treats such as these should not make up more than 10% of a pet’s caloric intake. Also, stomach upset may occur in pets who do not tolerate dietary changes well.