Quick and Easy Cat Recipes

Making special treats and meals for your pet is easy, even for newbie cooks.Preparing a homemade dinner for your cat can be a real treat for him, especially when you use prime ingredients like real fish, chicken and beef. The best part is that you don't need to be a gourmet chef to create special entrees. All you need is about half an hour of your time once or twice a week and a few basic ingredients commonly found in most kitchens.

Tasty Fish Entrees

Mackerel Recipe

If you've never made a homemade meal for your cat, this is a great recipe to start out with.

Ingredients

1 cup canned mackerel

1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil

1 tablespoon organic, brown rice, cooked

1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken or beef broth, or water

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

Pulse until blended.

Serve immediately, and refrigerate leftovers up to three days.

Sardine Cat Food Recipe

Cats love the smell of sardines, but they like the flavor even better. Don't count on leftovers when you serve this dinner!

Ingredients

1 can sardines in oil

2 tablespoons of grated carrot

1/3 cup cooked oatmeal

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Mash ingredients together and serve.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and discard after three days.
Trout Dinner

When Kitty deserves something special, treat him to this tasty 

Trout Dinner

Ingredients

1 cup cooked trout

1 cooked egg yolk

1 tablespoon steamed broccoli

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

Directions 

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

Pulse until blended and serve.

Store in the refrigerator up to three days.

Salmon Dinner

Salmon is a wonderful source of healthy fish oil, and it's tasty too. This recipe just might become one of your pet's favorites.

Ingredients

1 can salmon

1 tablespoon cooked, mashed broccoli

1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1 teaspoon brewer's yeast

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Stir together and serve.

Keep any leftovers refrigerated, and discard after three days. 

Recipes for Other Entrees

Chicken Dinner

Many cats will choose chicken over other meats. This recipe is simple, and cats love it!

Ingredients

1 cup of cooked chicken (may be broiled or baked)

1/4 cup of steamed broccoli

1/4 cup of steamed carrots

Chicken broth

Directions

Place ingredients in a food processor with several tablespoons of chicken broth.

Puree or crumble the ingredients until it begins to resemble pate cat food. Add broth, as needed, to make the mixture smooth, but not soupy.

Cool the food completely before serving.
 
Beef Dinner

If your favorite feline loves beef, this dish is sure to please!

Ingredients

1 cup of ground beef

1/2 cup of steamed brown rice

6 tablespoons of minced alfalfa sprouts

3/4 cup of small curd cottage cheese

Directions

Brown and drain the ground beef in a frying pan, and then cool completely.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix all four ingredients together and serve.

Refrigerate leftovers up to three days.

Chicken and Tuna Dinner

Chicken and tuna often prove to be an irresistible combination. If your cat is acting finicky about his food, this dinner might encourage his appetite.

Ingredients

1/2 cup cooked chicken

1 can tuna in oil

1 tablespoon cooked, mashed carrot

2 tablespoons brown rice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor

Pulse until blended and serve.

Refrigerate leftovers, and discard after three days.

Cat Salad

Many cats like greens, but indoor cats usually don't have access to the grass they crave. This special treat should satisfy your cat's craving for something green.

Ingredients

1/4 cup grated zucchini

1/2 cup chopped alfalfa sprouts

1/8 cup chicken or fish stock

1/8 teaspoon of minced catnip for garnish

Directions

Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl and toss.

Serve sprinkled with the minced catnip on top.

Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in a refrigerator for up to three days.

The above cat recipes are shared with us by Kelly Roper. Our cats thank you.

Maintain a Balanced Diet

It's important to make sure your pet receives balanced nutrition. The best way to do that is to feed a high-quality, commercial diet on a regular basis, and treat your cat to a homemade meal a couple of times a week. He'll love the variety, and you'll love making him happy.

While cats love all things fish, it is not advisable to feed only fish because your kitty won't get a balanced diet from a menu that is solely comprised of fish. Cats can even develop health problems and nutrient deficiencies from only feeding a diet of fish. 

Raw or under cooked fish contains the enzyme called thiaminase that can actually destroy the thiamine in your cat's system. This can lead to a deficiency of thiamine that in turn can cause neurological problems.

Not only that, but feeding a diet solely comprised of tuna fish can lead to a serious Vitamin E deficiency. This can lead to a health problem known as "steatitis". This condition is also known as "Yellow Fat Disease", and it can be very painful. It causes the fat in a cat's body to harden. Tuna fish is also high in mineral salts, that can lead to bladder stones over time.

You shouldn't feed fish as a regular diet to your cat, however, once or twice a week is sufficient so they don't feel deprived for their craving for fish.







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