Homemade Cat Treats?

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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September 18, 2009

With the recent recalls of cat treats, many people are looking for recipes to make their own. Do you have any recipes to share?

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Homemade Cat Treats

There is an excellent whole foods recipe book called "Make Your Own Convenience Foods" by Don and Joan German. This recipe is actually both a treat and a base for full meals for both cats and dogs.

In a blender put:

Blend all this in the blender until thoroughly mixed.
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In a bowl, put:

After mixing the dry ingredients together, pour into the blended liquid ingredients all at once. Mix together thoroughly, pour into TWO greased layer cake pans and bake in a preheated 400*f oven. When done, about 25 minutes,Cool on a rack as with any other cake.

Directions For Feeding:

For Dogs: For a 20 lb dog, cut one layer into 6 parts, each part is one serving of 200 calories.To make a complete and nutritionally sound meal, crumble and mix with any ONE of the following: To make an all in one food, cook 2-1/4 pounds of ground meat and combine with cake ingredients and bake in FOUR layer cake pans. Just crumble and serve TWICE the quantity of plain Dog and Cat Cake
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For Cats: For all in one meal, follow directions above but substitute your cat's favorites, like ground liver, by baking right in cake, you get a semi-dry food the cat can nibble on all day, which is a cat's favored method of eating. Or, start with 1/6th part of a layer of basic cake mixed with 1/2 a can of tuna or 3-4 oz meaty table scraps or other meat.Since amounts eaten vary by cat, you will have to experiment to find the right amount to set out each day. (04/02/2007)

By Mary Lou

RE: Homemade Cat Treats

Cat Biscuits-Chicken Crunchies

Ingredients:

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