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Homemade Cat Treats: Recipes your Cat will Love

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Homemade cat treats are easy to make and fun to give. When you make your own homemade cat treats, you know exactly what your kitty is eating. There are no chemical additives or questionable fillers. You can even go organic at a fraction of the cost of commercially prepared kitty treats. Here are three delicious recipes for treats that your cat will love. When you feed these to your kitty you know that you are doing something that is good for him

Chicken Cat Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chick pea flour
  • 1/2 cup dry non-fat powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cod liver oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut the chicken into small pieces in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the powdered milk and the chickpea flour into the chicken.
  4. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients with the egg. Mix them together with a fork.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the chicken mixture and combine well with your hands.
  6. Shape the mixture into small balls with your hands and flatten them on the greased cookie sheet.
  7. Cook for about 8 minutes, then turn the treats over and cook for approximately 10 more minutes, until they are nicely browned. Remember not to feed them to your cat until they have completely cooled. You can freeze these treats and bring them out for your kitty as needed.

Salmon Bars

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans salmon, with juice
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cod liver oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Spray the cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, until you have a dough that can be rolled out.
  3. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 “, or slightly thicker.
  4. With a sharp knife, score the dough part way through, both horizontally and vertically to make a checkerboard pattern. The squares should be small, as each square will be one treat.
  5. Place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes, until fully baked and golden.
  6. Break into squares along the score lines and freeze, thawing them out as your kitty requires.

Sardine Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 7 oz tin of sardines
  • 1/4 cup powdered non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup chick pea flour
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the sardines.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the sardines. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  4. With your hands, form the mixture into small balls, the size of marbles. Place them on the cookie sheet and flatten them with a fork.
  5. Place in the oven and bake approximately 8 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Freeze these and thaw them out for your cat, as needed.

About Cat Treats

It is important to remember that when you make homemade cat treats you must always let them cool down completely before you let your cat near them. A treat that is too hot may burn his mouth. Also, a cat can easily develop a weight problem, so your kitty’s access to cat treats should be limited.

Chickpea flour can be purchased in most health food stores. It is made of ground chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Chickpea flour is a much better choice for cats than wheat or corn flour.