10 DIY Cat Treat Recipes You Can Always Count On

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Cats mean a lot to their owners, and that’s why you sometimes feel the desire to give your cat a special treat. You can buy them those tasteless treats in bags from the store, or you can make them something amazing at home with very little effort. What we love about cats is that they have a pretty great ability to digest some foods that other animals might not be able to digest. This is why they are so good about eating certain human food, and that’s why you can use it in so many homemade cat treat recipes. If you’re looking for something special for your feline friend, consider one of these popular cat treat recipes. They’re all simple, easy and delicious. You can use things you already have around the house, which makes them convenient, too.

Special Treats

You’ll need to mix a half cup of flour with a half cup of powdered milk along with a half cup of tuna, one egg and a quarter cup water. Once it’s all mixed, you will put the mixture on a cookie sheet the same way that you would cookie dough. Bake this little cat cookies for approximately 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not serve them to the cat until they are completely cooled. You can save them in a container in the fridge for a few days so that your cat has a few days of delicious treats.

Broccoli and Baked Carrots

According to Animal Planet, cats do not derive much in the way of nutrition from vegetables, but they do like them. If you notice that your cat is making a point to hang out near the house plants and even attempt to chomp on them, perhaps a treat of baked broccoli and carrots will do the trick as a nice treat. All you have to do is bake them. You need not even add any spices or flavoring to it. It’s like the easiest cat treat you’ll ever make.

Cat Crackers

Mix 6 ounces of tuna with a cup of cornmeal, a cup of flour and a 1/3 cup of water. Once mixed, roll it out on the counter until it is very thin and then place this dough on a cookie sheet. Once the dough is on the sheet, bake the mixture for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Let this cool completely and then cut the recipe into small squares and save what you don’t use in a container in the fridge. Your cat is going to love these.

Cheese

Cats love cheese – some, anyway. The problem is that some cats have a difficult time digesting cheese, which means that you’re going to need to make sure your cat is not one of them. This is going to be possible by giving your cat just a small bite to see if the cat has any adverse affects to the cheese. According to Animal Planet, your cat can have a bit more if it doesn’t show any symptoms of being sick.

Sardine Crackers

To make this recipe a reality, you’re going to need one tin of sardines (mashed), a ¼ cup of dry milk and ½ cup of wheat germ. Mix everything together very well, and then form the mixture into balls and place them on a cookie sheet that’s been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. You will then place the mixture into an oven heated to 350 degrees and cook them for 20 minutes. These need to cool completely before you can serve them to the cat. What’s left can be wrapped up and saved in the fridge for later – your cat will need something to enjoy all summer.

Flounder

It’s a great fish for cats because it doesn’t have as much Mercury as fish such as tuna and salmon. What you should do is cook it completely through – raw fish can be very bad for a cat – and put it in a blender. Chop it into fine pieces and either give it to the cat like that, or even mix it with a bit of wet cat food to make it an additional flavor for a regular meal. Cats love this.

Baby Food Treats

Mix three jars of flavored baby food – any flavor will work just fine – with 1.5 cups wheat germ and a little bit of juice from a can of tuna. Mix everything well and then drop it onto a microwave safe dish. You’ll want to microwave the finished product for about 7 minutes and then take it out. They should be very firm and solid when you take them out. They can be served to the cat when they’ve cooled completely and stored in the fridge when your cat is done eating.

Scrambled Eggs

This is not only really good for cats and their overall health, cats love them. Mix up some of your favorite scrambled eggs, but be sure not to add anything to them. This means no butter or cheese and no salt or pepper or milk. All you have to do is serve them up like this and you’ll have one very happy cat. They love these, and they’re so good for them.

A Super Fun Treat

Cats love catnip, so this recipe is especially special. What you need to do is mix 1 cup of flour with a teaspoon of cat nip, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup powdered milk, 2 tbsp veggie oil, 1 egg, 2 tbsp of wheat germ and a tbsp of molasses. The dough will be very thick. You’ll want to roll it out on a cookie sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray, and then bake the recipe for 20 minutes. When it comes out of the oven, wait for the meal to cool and then cut it into small pieces and serve to the cat. He’s going to love this one.

Chicken

A nice piece of chicken is going to make your cat a very happy one. All you have to do is cook it thoroughly, and keep it free of anything like spices. Once it’s cooled off, cut the chicken into small pieces and serve it to your cat. This is going to make its day. But watch out, since animals like this love to eat chicken. They might make it a habit to try and get up on your cabinets and counters to help themselves when your own dinner is ready for consumption.

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