As we become more and more health-conscious as time goes by, many of us have started to read nutrition labels with great consideration. Since we’re trying so hard to keep ourselves healthy, it’s no wonder that the same is being done for our cats. Many cat treats are full of preservatives and processed ingredients, so people are turning to making healthy and homemade treats for their pets.
To help you get started with making some homemade cat treats, we rounded up our favourite recipes for you to try:
One of the best healthy cat treats that you can make at home are croutons. Use a food processor to blend a can of tuna fish, an egg, a spoon of catnip, a cup of flour, a spoon of olive oil, and a couple of spoons of water.
Next, use this mixture to make crouton-shaped treats and line them on a baking tray. Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for around 15 minutes. Cool them and serve to your cat daily. You can store them in an airtight container.
2. Chicken crunch
Make a dough using chicken, flour, catnip, and egg and use a pizza cutter to make the dough into pieces. Arrange these pieces on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. You can break this healthy cat treat into crunchy pieces. Refrigerate and serve daily as a treat.
3. Organic treats
These organic healthy cat treats can be made from organic chicken, spinach, and oats. First, bake a half-pound of chicken breasts in an oven preheated at 250 degrees Celsius. Allow chicken to cool and blend in a food processor along with a cup of organic spinach and oats. Add a spoon of fresh catnip and quarter cup of flour to the blended mixture and prepare a dough. Roll the dough on your work surface and use a cookie cutter to cut small pieces. Bake for 20 minutes and then feed it to your cat after allowing it to cool.
4. Frozen fish treats
Take a tin of tuna and put it into the blender with half a cup of water. Blend well. Add this mixture to a zip lock bag, making a small hole in the edge to pour it out. Pour this mixture into your ice tray and place it in the freezer. Once set, store these treats in the freezer in a tight container. Feed your cat this healthy frozen fish treat whenever required.
5. Cat biscuits
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Use your blender to mix a can of any nutritious wet cat food. Add a little catnip to this before blending to make the recipe attractive for your pet.
Put the mixture into a cover, make a small hole and pour it onto a greased baking tray in the form of small circles. Bake for 8 minutes. You can make these baked balls in any shape to create cat biscuits. Store in an airtight container after it cools, and serve daily.
The recipes for healthy cat treats presented in this article can be easily made at home. They provide all the nutrients your cat needs and make a tasty treat that your cat will love. You can consider cooking these treats instead of buying products from the market.