Make Your Own Cat Food?
If you’ve ever thought about how to make your own cat food I’ve got some some great easy recipes for you your kitty’s gonna love. After all your cat would expect nothing less. There’s a saying “Dogs have masters, cat’s have STAFF”. If you live with a cat you know all about this.
This a follow up to my article Fresh Dog Food Recipes That Are Quick and Easy.
Making your own cat food or dog food, doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. We’re all so busy, I completely understand that, but we all also want our pets to stay healthy and live furever. While nothing, even if you make your own cat food, will keep them here furever, it will give you peace of mind really knowing what’s in your cat’s food.
Commercially manufactured pet food could potentially contain all kinds of toxic ingredients you’d be horrified you’re feeding. According to the National Agricultural Law Center “pet food ingredients (feed grade) have allowances for mycotoxins produced by mold. Meat ‘meals’ such as ‘meat and bone meal’ and ‘by-products’ come from the rendering process and can contain “dead animals from farms, ranches, feedlots, marketing barns, animal shelters, and other facilities; and fats, grease, and other food waste from restaurants and stores.” I wrote an article all about it you can read here.
Why not try making your own cat food? After all your cat expects it!
This is a great recipe to start with if you’re new to making home made cat food.
1 cup canned mackerel
1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil
1 tablespoon organic, brown rice, cooked
1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken or beef broth, or water
Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
Pulse until blended.
Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers up to three days.
Scrumptious Salmon Delight
1 can salmon — or fresh salmon
1 tablespoon cooked, mashed broccoli
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir together and serve.
Keep any leftovers refrigerated, and discard after three days.
1 can sardines in oil
2 tablespoons of grated carrot
1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mash together and serve.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and discard after three days.
1 can tuna
1/2 cup boiled rice
1/4 cup pureed liver
2-3 sprigs parsley chopped
Drain the tuna and mix all ingredients together. Make six to seven balls and then form them into patties. Store in the fridge, and serve to your cat.
1 cup of cooked chicken (may be broiled or baked)
1/4 cup of steamed broccoli, mashed
1/4 cup of steamed carrots, mashed
Place ingredients in a food processor with several tablespoons of chicken broth.
Puree or crumble the ingredients until it begins to resemble pate cat food. Add broth, as needed, to make the mixture smooth, but not soupy.
Let the food cool to room temperature before serving.
Spoil your favorite felines with this healthy and wholesome snack idea. This is one cat treat recipe that your feline friend won’t be finicky about! Your kitties absolutely love these quick and easy sardine crisps!
1 can sardines packed in water
1. Drain the can of sardines and dry the sardine fillets with a paper
towel. Cut into smaller bite-sized pieces.
2. Place sardine pieces on a vented pizza pan or aerated cookie
sheet. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until crisp.
You can store extra portions in the freezer or refrigerator and consume
within one week. If stored in the freezer, this can stay fresh for up to
You can easily add your own touch to these recipes such as adding in any supplements you may be giving your cat. Adding them into the recipe saves you time and means you don’t even have to think about it on a daily basis.
I can’t wait to hear from you once you use these recipes to make your own cat food. Have recipes of your own? Please share them with us!