Homemade Cat Treat Recipes

Making your own cat treats can be satisfying and your kitties will love you even more. This page contains homemade cat treat recipes.
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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.

She adores it and it's a good source of vitamin A, which is better (and less expensive) for her then store bought cat treats.

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If you don't like to feed your cat raw, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time until it's lightly cooked, then cool a bit and serve.

Liver isn't a substitute as an entire balanced cat food and feeding it exclusively or in abundance of course isn't advised. Just like people snacks, a little taste treat is better, which is why I separate and freeze it!

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December 9, 2004

Tasty tuna puff treats for cats.

cat stealing food from a canister

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December 9, 2004

Makes approximately 60 treats.

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December 9, 2004

I recently posted some recipes for dog treats - possible Christmas gifts for man's best friend. If your best friend happens to be a feline, however, you may want to make him or her the following:

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December 9, 2004

Fishy treats for your furry little friend.

cat eating a treat

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December 9, 2004

Crunchy treats for your cat.

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September 18, 2009

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.

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By nancy mckendrick from east Detroit, MI

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September 18, 20090 found this helpful

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. Usually half a teaspoon at a time is enough.

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September 21, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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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.

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March 26, 20100 found this helpful

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!

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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

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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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Seeds are usually $1-2 and you can grow a lot! Give it a try.

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