I know we’ve done several blogs about homemade treats for dogs, one that was pumpkin spice inspired just last week, in fact! But I don’t want to leave out other beloved pets that would love, love, love some homemade cat treats! This week will be a couple of great cat treats that you can make for all the cat lovers out there, so take a look! Make sure you check the ingredients with your vet to make sure everything is okay to give to your four-legged friend.
Catnip Cat Treats Ingredients:
- 5 oz tuna in water, drained
- 1 egg
- flour – ½ cup
- wheat germ – ¼ cup
- cornmeal – ½ cup
- wheat flour – ¼ cup
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tablespoon catnip
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until combined
4. Form into a dough, it will by sticky!
5. Place dough onto a floured surface
6. Pull off small pieces of dough and roll into small balls
7. Push the dough down so the treat is the size of a nickel and place on parchment paper
8. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, allow to cool completely and serve!
Homemade Organic Spinach and Chicken Cat Treats:
- 1/2 pound steamed organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs (You can sub with salmon or tuna!)
- fresh organic spinach leaves – 1 cup
- organic quick-cooking oats – 1 cup
- 1 organic brown egg
- 1 tablespoon organic catnip
- 1/4 cup flour
1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Steam the boneless and skinless chicken thighs until cooked through.
You can swap for boneless and skinless organic chicken breasts, salmon, or tuna with cat-loving results too. Let the chicken cool for 20 minutes before the next step.
2. Place the chicken, oats, spinach leaves, egg, and catnip in a blender or food processor, and pulse on low until the mixture blends together.
3. Pop the mixture into a bowl and add the flour. You can also add a dash of salt or sugar to mix up the flavor. Use your hands to knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky, then place on a flour-dusted work surface.
4. Use a rolling pin to create a rectangle of dough around 1/2 inch thick. With the help of a small cookie cutter, create small shapes for the treats.
5. Place the kitty treats on a parchment-lined sheet tray, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool until room temperature.
3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats:
- 10 oz canned salmon (undrained)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
1. Heat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and chop as finely as possible.
2. In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If dough is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.
3. Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.
4. Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.
5. Allow to cool before serving cat treats.
6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Goat’s Milk Cat-Sicles:
- Instant goat’s milk
- Silicone tray
1. Mix goat’s milk packet with water as directed
2. Pour evenly into the silicone ice tray
3. Put in the freezer for at least an hour
4. Serve cat treats to happy kitties!
5. You can leave in freezer for up to a week
6. As an extra additive, throw one of your cat’s favorite treats into each cat-sicle as a little surprise!
Here at PetCenter, we also carry a variety of cat treats, supplies and toys for our feline friends! Don’t have a kitten or cat to spoil? Try our available kittens page to see if there’s a perfect companion for you!