Cats are notoriously finicky eaters, so it can be a challenge to find treats they not only like, but that you feel good about giving them. If you’re looking for delicious and nutritious cat treat recipes that your furry friend will love, look no further! Here are three simple yet scrumptious recipes for homemade cat treats that your kitty is sure to devour.
Cheese-Filled Cat Treats
These cheese-filled treats are sure to tantalize even the pickiest of cats! You will need 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted), 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, and 6 tablespoons of cold water. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a medium bowl, combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and melted butter until well blended. Add the cheddar cheese and enough cold water to form a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is 1/8 inch thick. Cut with a small cookie cutter or an inverted glass into rounds or circles. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before serving to your cat.
Fishy Cat Treats
This recipe is sure to please any fish-loving feline! You will need 2 cups of cooked whitefish (deboned), 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional), 1 egg beaten, 1/2 cup cornmeal, and 4 tablespoons milk or cream. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Pulse fish in a food processor until it has reached a paste-like consistency then transfer it into a large bowl and season with garlic powder if desired. Add egg, cornmeal and milk; mix well together with hands until combined. Roll out dough onto lightly floured board and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters or knife; place on ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before serving to your cat!
Savory Chicken Treats For Cats Who Love Poultry Flavors
You will need 2 cups cooked chicken (deboned), 2 ounces cream cheese (softened), 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder (optional) ,1 tablespoon oil ,1/2 cup oatmeal ,and ¼ cup chicken broth . Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a medium bowl combine chicken, cream cheese yogurt oil oatmeal & garlic powder if desired; mix well together with hands until combined. Roll out dough onto lightly floured board & cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters or knife; place on ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper & bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown . Cool before serving to your cat!
Whether you have an adventurous eater who loves trying new things or an especially picky kitty who won't touch anything but their favorite flavors, these homemade cat treat recipes are sure to make them purr in delight! Not only are these snacks easy to make at home with ingredients found at just about any grocery store but they’re also healthy alternatives compared to pre-packaged store bought snacks which often contain preservatives and other fillers that aren’t ideal for cats' diets. So why not give one of these delicious recipes a try? Your furry friend will thank you for it! Bon Appetit!