Cat Treat Recipes Using Meat, Chicken, and Turkey
Bake for your favorite feline - they love homemade treats too. Several of the recipes included can use fish, meat, or poultry. Whatever your cat fancies, there's sure to be a cat treat recipe to tempt them.
Meaty Cat Treats
1/2 cup dry milk
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon honey
one 3-1/3 oz jar of strained liver baby food * or homemade blended liver
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine dry milk and wheat germ; drizzle honey on top.
Add the strained liver baby food or homemade blended liver and stir until everything is well mixed.
Form the mixture into balls; place them on an oiled cookie sheet and flatten them with a fork.
Bake 8 - 10 minutes.
Consistency should be fudgy.
Store in a jar in the fridge; freeze if keeping more than a few days.
* Make sure the baby food does not contain onion powder.
Finely chop some fresh steak or mince, and serve raw. Raw meat should only be given as an occasional treat to your cat.
Cat Treats Made From Chicken & Turkey
1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1-1/2 cups rye flour
1-1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon dried kelp or alfalfa
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chicken broth or beef broth
1 pound ground chicken
1 to 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the first six dry ingredients. Slowly add oil, broth and chicken, and mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch then place it on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake until golden brown.
Cool then break into bite-size pieces. Place pieces in a bag with the brewer's yeast and shake to coat them. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen pieces.
KITTIES FAVORITE TREATS
1-1/2 cups cooked chicken or turkey
1 large egg
2 Tbl. chicken broth
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
In a blender or processor whirl chicken, egg and broth until smooth. Scrape into bowl. Add cornmeal and 1/2 cup flour, stir until moistened.
Cover dough and refrigerate at least 2 hrs.
Then roll out 1/4 in thick on lightly floured board. Cut into 1/2 in squares or triangles. Scatter on 3 greased 12 x 15 baking sheets.
Bake at 350 until golden (about 15 min.) Remove from oven, stir in pans and let cool.
Refrigerate airtight up to 2 weeks, freeze for longer storage.
Makes about 3 cups.
1 pound liver, organs, or other meat
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
2 cups bran
1/4 cup cooking oil
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Cover meat with cold water and bring to a boil. Immediately lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove meat from water and let cool; retain water.
When meat is completely cool, chop into 1-inch pieces and grind in food processor, chop in a blender, or process through a meat grinder until it is finely ground.
Mix ground meat, bran, oatmeal, and oil, adding the cooking water from the meat as necessary to make a thick dough. Avoid using any more liquid than needed to make a dough that is coarse and just wet enough to work with. Shape the dough into flattened balls or little bone shapes and arrange on an oiled baking sheet.
Bake for 3 hours. Then, turn off the heat and let the biscuits cool in the oven to ensure they are hard and crunchy.
Let the biscuits air dry for 24 hours and store in an airtight container on the shelf for up to 4 weeks.
NOTE: When making this recipe for cats, shape the biscuits into tiny bits for easy chewing.
HINT: A good idea for getting the meat for this recipe is to save organs from chickens, turkeys, etc. in a plastic bag in the freezer until you have enough to make this yummy treat.
NATURAL CRUNCHY CAT TREATS
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Nonfat Dry Powdered Milk
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
1/4 Cup Cornmeal
1/2 TBS Brewers Yeast
1/2 of a beaten egg
1/2 Cup Chicken Stock (or Can Chicken Broth)
1 to 2 TBS Catnip (optional)
5 OZ of any of the following meats Choose ONE:
Canned Tuna, packed in oil
Cooked Chicken, finely chopped
Cooked Liver, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small glass bowl, mash up meat and set aside.
In a medium glass bowl, mix all dry ingredients together well. Add egg, oil and chicken stock and mix well. Add meat mixture and blend together well to form a sticky dough.
On a floured surface, pour out dough onto it and knead dough well to get a smooth texture. You may want to add more flour to achieve this.
Use a spoon or your fingers and form dime-sized balls of dough. Place onto a greased cookie sheet. Press with a spoon to flatten, you want to keep these treats small so that cat will enjoy.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the cooking time of your oven, until golden brown, turn treats once.
Let treats cool for at least 20 minutes before giving to cat.
Store extra treats in foil for three days. After three days, place remaining cat treats in an airtight container and store in the freezer for no more that two weeks.
Makes up to 70 treats.
NOTE: If you do not wish to purchase the Wheat Germ, you may substitute rolled oats (uncooked oatmeal) instead. If you do not wish to purchase the Brewers Yeast you may substitute 1/4 tps. Garlic powder instead.
Treat for Older Cats
1 bullion cube
Left over chicken - boned and shredded
1/2 cup water
Pour 1/2 cup warm water over bullion cube and stir to dissolve. Add shredded chicken to water mixture just enough to form soupy consistency. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
HAM IT UP CAT TREATS
1 jar (2-1/2ounces) strained ham baby food *
5/8 cup wheat germ
5/8 cup non-fat milk powder
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray.
Mix baby food, wheat germ, milk powder, and egg in medium bowl. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag and place in refrigerator or freezer.
NOTE: Beef or chicken baby food may be substituted for ham baby food.
MAKES 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.
* Make sure the baby food does not contain onion products.