Pamper Your Cat - Cook for Them!

December 03, 2017

If you really want your cat to feel pampered, consider cooking for her.  I know what you are thinking: "COOK?  Who cooks for their CAT?"  Well in all actuality, cooking for pets is a common practice that has many benefits.  Home cooked food is fresher, healthier, and tastier than store bought food.  Not to mention, it will also extend the life of your cat by five to ten years. There are a few things to keep in mind when cooking for your cat.  Your cat has special dietary needs.  She needs five times the amount of sodium and protein as a dog needs; so don't feed her dog food.  It just won't do.  Also you should avoid chocolate, alcohol, and pork of any kind, onions, raw fish, and raw eggs.  These can tear up your cats' stomach.   Here are a few recipes that you can try on your cat:

7 ounces mashed sardines
1/4 cup dry non-fat milk
1/2 cup wheat germ

Mix ingredients. Roll into 24 small balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees until brown.
This recipe for Cat Cookies serves/makes 24.

1 bouillon cube (chicken or veggie)
Chicken - boned and shredded
Grated cheese
1/2 cup water
Pour 1/2 cup warm water over bullion cube and stir to dissolve. Add shredded chicken to water mixture just enough to form soupy consistency. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1 small carrot -- finely grated
1 tablespoon cheese -- grated
1 teaspoon brewer's yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 egg -- beaten
1 tablespoon tomato paste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the meat, carrot, cheese, brewer's yeast, catnip and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture into walnut - sized meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm. Cool the meatballs completely and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These freeze well.

1-cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup dried catnip
1/4 cup canned tuna (water packed) -- well drained
1/2 cup juice from drained tuna -- Add water if needed
1/2 cup corn oil
1 egg -- lightly whisked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. Then add remaining ingredients and stir to form stiff dough. If the dough seems too sticky, add a little more whole-wheat flour. Make dough into a ball shape and place on wax paper. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with animal shaped cookie cutters, if desired. Re-roll and cut more cookies until scraps are used. Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for about 25 minutes. Store in a plastic bag, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator.

2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered skim milk
1-teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg - beaten
Flavoring: Meat drippings, or broth (enough to make stiff dough).

Combine flour, powdered milk and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl. Add beaten egg, flavoring and mix well with hands. Dough should be very stiff. If necessary add more flavoring. On a well floured surface; roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with shaped cookie cutters of your choice. Place biscuits on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Store in a cookie jar or treat jar. 

You can search the Internet or visit your local bookstore to get more recipes.  There are hundreds of recipes for cat treats.  There are cookbooks dedicated to making pet treats.  Just do a little research and you will find anything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about home cooking for your cat.  You will need to experiment with your cat to find what she likes and doesn't like.  Once you find a few she does, she will look forward to getting those treats. 

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