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Recipe Friday – Fishy Treats For Cats

Here is an extremely simple recipe for some cat treats.  Haven’t done cat treats in a while and thought I would dig one up and share:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Cod (or you can use Salmon, although you may have to add more of the other ingredient to make this recipe work.  You may have to play around with it a bit to get it to the right consistency if you use Salmon.)
  • 1/2 cup instant potato flakes (use more or less, for consistency)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Puree fish and potato in food processor until it forms a play dough consistency.

3. Spread evenly into ungreased cake pan.

4. Bake for 20 minutes until fish is springy to the touch.

5. Turn fish onto cooling rack I then put the cooling rack into a sided cookie sheet. Place another cookie sheet on top and then weigh it down (with any kind of heavy pot or pan) this will squeeze out the moisture and make it a semi moist treat.

6. Put this stack back into the oven for about 15 minutes.

7. Carefully pull everything out and let it cool all stack up

8. When cool, you can cut into bite-sized pieces.
9. Store in the fridge lasts about 1-2 weeks can be frozen for up to 2 months.

This can make about 40-50 kitty cat bite size treats.

Recipe Friday – Chicken Stew (For Cats)

This recipe will be sure to have your kitty drooling for more!

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz ground chicken (or beef or pork)
  • 3 small carrots (grated and cooked, if your cat does not like carrots, you can substitute 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin, the 100% pumpkin, no spices kind).
  • 1 1/2 cup of rice (cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2  clove garlic

 

Directions:

1. Fry chicken until cooked.

2. Combine all ingredients in a blender/food processor and mix well until in canned cat food consistency.

3. Serve to your cat, store the rest in a plastic container for up to one week or you can freeze the rest.

 

Recipe Friday – Sausage Bites (for Cats)

Your cat will jump for more of these delectable treats!

Ingredients:

3 oz Sausage or finely ground beef, or pork, or turkey, or chicken, whichever your cat loves.

2 Tablespoons Oatmeal (if your cat has allergies, you can buy gluten free oatmeal).

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon Catnip finely chopped

 

Directions:

1. Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil

2. You will want to place this under broiler in your oven.

3. Knead the ingredients together very thoroughly and form into a large, flat oval.

4. Place onto the greased cookie sheet.

5. Broil under a medium heat for 5-7 minutes,turning frequently until the outside is crisp

6. Wait until cool, then slice into bite sized chunks and feed to your cat.

Store the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  You can freeze leftovers.

Recipe Friday – Wonder Cookies (For Cats)

These cookies are great when served in moderation.  Your cat will love them.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour (if your cat has gluten allergies, you can use 1 cup of Rice Flour)
  • 1/3 cup milk (any kind of milk will do, if your cat has allergies to cow’s milk, soy milk, or what have you, substitute another kind of milk)
  • 2 tbs Wheat germ (if your cat has issues with gluten, you can omit this, or use gluten free ground flax seed, same amount)
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs molasses (unsulfured)
  • 1 1/2 tbs catnip
  • 1 egg

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, first combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Add wet ingredients slowly and make sure the mixture is mixed well.

5. You can do this one of two ways: 1. roll out the mixture into one long sheet and place onto cookie sheet and bake this way.  2. Or you can use a teaspoon and drop the mixture onto the cookie sheet.  Either way will work fine.

6. Bake for at least 20 minutes, or until cooked through.  If you baked these using method #1, you should cut it into small pieces as it is cooling.

7. Let cool and serve to your cat. You may need to break the pieces up into smaller pieces so that they are bite size, which should be easy to do.   Keep the rest in a Ziploc bag for special occasions.

Recipe Friday – Hammie Treats (For Cats)

These treats are great for cats and they help to add some weight to your kitty.

Ingredients:

1 jar organic ham baby food (2 1/2 oz, strained, if you cannot find ham food, you can use regular ham, about a half cup chopped up.  If your cat cannot tolerate ham, you can use chicken or fish, chopped up, about a half cup)
1 egg (if your cat is allergic to eggs, you can use an egg substitute)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons wheat germ (if your cat has an allergy to gluten/wheat, you can use rice bran, same amount, or ground flax seed, same amount)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons milk powder (no-fat)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or butter.

3. Beat egg first, then add other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

4. Form mixture into small cat-bite size balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on size of balls made.

6. Feed in moderation, store rest in airtight container in fridge for up to one week.

Recipe Friday – Kitty Jelly

This interesting looking recipe when completed will surely please even the most finicky kitty out there.

 
Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chicken broth (or any broth that works for you and your kitty)
  • 4-1/2 tablespoons flour (if your cat has a gluten allergy, you can use 4 tablespoons of rice flour)
  • 1/4 cup carrots –diced into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup minced meat (cooked)
  • pieces of fish – optional (any fish that works well for your kitty such as: salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout, about a half cup if you are using fish and minced meat, if you are just using fish, use about a cup).

 

Directions:

1. After the broth has been made, allow it too cool for around 2 minutes.

2. Add all the flour and mix well, make sure the lumps are out, and try to get it like a gravy consistency. (If it doesn’t come together as gravy or all the lumps are not out right now, it should come together after reheating it in the next steps.

3. Heat broth and flour mixture on high heat until a gravy starts to form, if it hasn’t formed already (skip this step if it is gravy consistency already).

4. Immediately add all other ingredients and pour all contents of this meal into an airtight container, suitable for the refrigerator.

5. Allow it to set into jelly like substance with the carrots, minced meat and fish suspended in it.

6. Put in refrigerator to set if you wish.  Once set, use a melon baller or spoon and dish out and serve to your cat.

7. Keep all leftovers in same container in refrigerator for a week, and toss any leftovers then.

Recipe Friday – Meaty Cake for Kitties also Black Cat Awareness Day

Here is a great recipe for a tasty meat-cake treat for your kitty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of calf or pork liver ( you can use chicken liver if you cannot find pork or calf liver)
  • 1 cup of flour (if your kitty has allergies to gluten, 3/4 cup of Rice Flour should work)
  • 1/2 cup corn meal (I know I don’t advocate using corn anything, but for a treat, once in a while, corn is all right).

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Grease a cookie sheet (I use olive oil to grease anything I make for Isis).

3. Pour all ingredients into a processor and mix well.  If you don’t have one, use a large mixing bowl and combine until well mixed.

4. Bake for 20 minutes.  It is done when it no longer looks pink.

5. Once cool, cut into pieces that will be edible for your kitty.  Save the rest in a ziplock bag in the fridge for about a week.

*Just a sidenote, today (August 17th) is National Black Cat Appreciation/Awareness Day.  I cannot say enough about it; adopting Isis has been one of the best things that has happened to me.  The recipe above would be great to make in celebration of our black cats!  I will be making this for Isis.

 

Recipe Friday – Kitty-Kat Kisses

You are sure to receive some great kitty kat kisses (or headbutts) from feeding these wonderful treats to your fur baby.

Ingredients:

  • One can of your cat’s favorite cat food.
  • Catnip (how much you use all depends on how much you want to use.  I use a few pinches, you can use more or less).
  • One Ziploc bag, with the corner cut (you will be using it like a piping bag, like frosting, so cut the size of hole you want in the corner of the bag).

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet (I use Olive Oil as it is good for cats, rather than other kinds of household cooking oils).
  3. Take the cat food and Catnip and put them into a blender and blend until it is the consistency of frosting.  If you do not have a blender, use a medium mixing bowl and use a hand mixer and if you do not have that, use a medium mixing bowl and a spoon and mix until it is like frosting.
  4. Take the Ziploc bag  and place the mixture into the Ziploc bag (wait until you have all the mixture in the bag, THEN cut a hole into the corner of the bag).
  5. Now, on the greased cookie sheet, squeeze or pipe out little “kisses” (like Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses) onto the sheet.
  6. Depending on the size of the kisses, bake them for 15 minutes, for small kisses.  They shouldn’t be too hard to the touch when checking them after baking.  You may increase time until it suits you and for the size of the kisses you make.
  7. Let cool and serve in moderation to your cat (I give Isis one a day when I make them).
  8. Use a plastic container and place them in the container with lid and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Recipe Friday – Meaty Grass Meat Treats for Cats

This is a great treat for any cat who loves a bit of variety in their diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Ground Beef (I use lean ground, if you have more than one cat, you may want to use more.  Of course you can use chicken, or pork or fish as well, as long as it is ground up or minced very fine).
  • 3 Tablespoons of broth (chicken or beef, or veggie broth, whatever will work for your cat)
  • 2 Tablespoons of COOKED oatmeal (you can buy gluten free oats if your cat has a gluten allergy)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Grass Powder (This can be found at your local Pet Shop or Supermarket)
  • 1/4 cup of your cat’s favorite vegetable.  Carrots are popular or pumpkin (which I use, I know it is technically a fruit, but I consider it a vegetable)  Mince it up or put it in a blender, whichever you prefer.

 

Directions:

  1. Cook the beef or chicken or pork or fish until just done, it’s best not to overcook as it might not work well in this application.
  2. Pour broth on the meat.
  3. Add in the vegetable and mix well, using a fork to kind of mash it in together with the meat.  It will probably start to look like canned cat food.
  4. Once that is mixed well, add the dried grass powder.  Mix in well.
  5. Finally add the oatmeal into the mix and make it into a bit of a firmer wet food mixture.  You can then scoop out little portions with a melon baller or a small scoop.  I make these about the size of a quarter.  You can mix them into little balls or however you want to feed them to your cat.
  6. Store the rest in the refrigerator in an air tight container for about a week.  If you would like, you can freeze any leftovers.