Homemade Cat Treat Recipes

Everyone loves treats, and cats love treats just as much as people love treats. Have you ever considered making cat treats for your special cat? Homemade dog treat recipes have become quite popular, but those who love cats have also created treat recipes for their furry family members. Homemade cat treats are fun and easy to make, and homemade cat treats will save a considerable amount of money, especially where there is more than one cat in the household. Consider the following cat treat recipes, and make your special cat a variety of homemade treats he or she will absolutely love.

If you have friends or loved ones with a cat, consider making some of the following dry cat treat recipes to give as unique and very special gifts. Some of the following cat treat recipes would be ideal to make for a gift basket, and they would also be great to make and place in a clear glass jar. Print the cat treat recipes on index cards, punch a hole in the corners of the recipe cards, and tie the cat treat recipes to the jar with a long piece of brightly colored yarn.

For a cute addition to this special homemade gift, personalize the cat treat recipe cards by stamping your cat’s footprint on the corner of each card. Simply put an adequate amount of food coloring on a clean damp sponge, and if your cat will cooperate, stamp your cat’s footprint on the corner of every card. The food coloring won’t harm your cat, and the coloring will eventually wear off.

Add to this whimsical homemade gift by writing a special message on or near the cat print. For example, you could print “Approved by Fluffy,” or “From Patch With Love.” Use your imagination, and create a special gift basket or homemade cat treat jar that will bring a smile to the face of the recipient and satisfy their special cat’s desire for tasty homemade treats.

The following cat treat recipes are very nutritious, and your cat will absolutely love them. These cat treat recipes are all very easy to make, but there is one word of warning. After your cat samples these tasty homemade treats, he or she won’t want to go back to eating store-bought cat treats.

Fish Biscuits

7-ounces sardines in oil
1/4 cup powdered milk
�½ cup wheat germ

Mash the sardines, along with the oil, and mix in the remaining ingredients. Roll the fish dough into small balls, and place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten the fish balls with a fork, and bake them at 350 degrees until they begin to brown. Cool these tasty cat treats, and store them in an airtight container.

This yummy cat treat recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cat treats.

Moist Catnip Treats

�½ pound ground meat
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tablespoon shredded cheese
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
�½ cup bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon tomato paste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the first six ingredients. Lastly, blend in the tomato paste and beaten egg. Roll the meat mixture into small balls, and bake them for approximately 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow the cat treats to cool completely on a wire rack, and store them in the refrigerator. These cat treats may also be frozen.

Fluffy’s Favorite Fish Balls

8-ounce can of tuna in oil, drained
2-ounces cooked skinless boneless fish
3 miniature carrots, cooked and mashed
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons shredded cheese
2 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
�½ teaspoon dried catnip

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet. Mix together all of the ingredients, and roll the mixture into small balls. Place the balls approximately one inch apart, and bake them for 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow these cat treats to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Optionally you can form the dough into fish shapes or other fun cat treat shapes.

Tuna Treats

3-ounces tuna in oil, undrained and shredded
�½ cup wheat flour
�½ cup dried milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup water

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the tuna, flour and dried milk, and blend in the water and oil. In a small bowl, beat the egg until it’s frothy, and mix it in thoroughly with the other ingredients. You can expect the mixture to be moist and sticky. Shape the mixture into marble-size balls, and place them on baking sheets sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Lightly flatten each ball, and bake them for about 10 minutes. Allow the cat treats to remain on the cookie sheet for several minutes, and gently turn them over. Bake the cat treats an additional 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Cool the cat treats on a wire rack, and after they are completely cool, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or in a cool dry location.

Tasty Salmon Cat Treats

1/3 cup canned salmon or mackerel, drained
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil
�½ teaspoon active dry yeast

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the ingredients, and drop small spoonfuls on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake the cat treats for approximately 7 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. After the cat treats have cooled for several minutes, transfer them to a wire rack. When the cat treats are completely cool, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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