1 cup tuna in oil, dash of parsley, some wheat germ, and corn flake crumbs. I just "eyeball" the amount so the tuna sticks together in small meatballs.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, then at 200 degrees for 5 minutes. The cat bats around the meatballs awhile before nibbling on it, but does not make a mess.
Source: Good Housekeeping Magazine
By gayle from Rochester, NY
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I buy chicken livers and separate them into ice cube trays. Then I will slip the whole tray in an old bread bag (turned inside out so I know what it is.) I will remove and defrost one about once a week, then give it as a treat to my very enthusiastic, finnicky cat, especially in the winter when she gets bored.
Tasty tuna puff treats for cats.
Makes approximately 60 treats.
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Does anyone have a recipe for cat treats? I have to give one of my cats a pill every day and the purchased treats for this purpose are expensive.
By nancy mckendrick from east Detroit, MI
I use canned tuna; usually 5 cans for $4.00 and a can goes a long way. Make sure the pill soaks up some of the juice, so it tastes and smells like tuna.
When I have to give one of my cats a pill, I grind the pill up and put it in canned food. At one time I had to do this so often I actually bought a mortar and pestle, but you can to it with the bottom of a glass. I do have a recipe for cat treats at home, but they weren't that crazy about it. If you still want it, let me know and I will look it up.
I got tired of buying Temptations cat treats at $3 each. I decided to try to trick my cats by saving the empty bags and fill them up with The Goodlife Recipe cat food. Cats love it, but not for a steady diet. Feed them healthier cat food and a treat once or twice per day.
I bought a 16 lbs bag of this stuff for $14, and got a 5 gal bucket with a lid. This stuff will stay fresh for a long time. By doing this, I am spending about 2-3 per month instead of $3 per day or two for a bag of temptations for my 6 cats. Problem solved!
Does anyone have a recipe to make cat treats? I have 4 cats and would love to make them some homemade treats. Thank you.
By Connie P. from Vandalia, OH
This may not be what you had in mind, but I grow catnip and wheat grass for my cat and he LOVES both. The cheapest way is to buy seeds at a nursery or walmart and grow your own, otherwise you'll pay $3-5 per plant.