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DIY: Healthy Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Published on February 28th 2015 by under Pets

Give occasional treats to your loving pet cat with the best nutritious homemade dishes, rather than serving them readymade market foods. There are two reasons: one being emotional and the other is for wellness. Cooking food for your loved ones shows that you care, while at the same time, you would want to see your pet living healthy and for long. So it is better to avoid such foods whose ingredients you are not aware of, and stick to the naturally healthy foods.

Healthy Homemade Cat Food

Healthy Homemade Cat Food

Raw Cat Food Recipe (wet)

Ingredients

  • Canned mackerel – 1 cup
  • Sunflower seed oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cooked organic brown rice – 1 tbsp
  • Chicken or beef broth, or water – 1-2 tablespoons
Raw Cat Food

Raw Cat Food

How to make

Blend all the above in a food processor until thoroughly mixed well and serve your cat instantly. You can store the remaining inside the fridge for 2-3 days.

Easy Cat Food Recipe (with chicken)

Ingredients

  • Pre-cooked chicken (broiled or baked) – 1 cup
  • Steamed broccoli – ¼ cup
  • Steamed carrots – ¼ cup
  • Chicken broth – Few spoons according to consistency
Easy Cat Food with Chicken

Easy Cat Food with Chicken

How to make

Blend the ingredients in the mixer adding chicken broth as required to make a smooth (but not soupy) mixture. Serve after it completely cools.

Cooked Cat Food Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground lamb – 1 cup
  • Brown rice (steamed) – ½ cup
  • Minced alfalfa sprouts – 6 tbsp
  • Small curd cottage cheese – ¾ cup
Cooked Cat Food

Cooked Cat Food

How to make

Fry the ground lamb until it browns and then drain and cool it. Take a dish and serve the ingredients together. Do not refrigerate the leftovers for more than 3 days.

Homemade Dry Cat Food Recipe (Kibble)

Ingredients

  • Cornmeal – 1 cup
  • Soy flour – 2 cups
  • Whole wheat flour – 3 cups
  • Wheat germ – 1 cup
  • Canned mackerel – 1 (15 oz)
  • Vegetable oil – 5 tbsp
  • Cod liver oil – 1 tbsp
  • Milk (fatless) – 1 cup
  • Brewer’s yeast – ½ cup
  • Water – 2 cups (or as you need)
Dry Cat Food with Kibble

Dry Cat Food with Kibble

How to make

Take a large bowl and mix all the above ingredients, while in another bowl mash the fish and add oil and water. Now mix the ingredients of both the bowls and mix evenly. Make the dough mixing it by hand and roll it to a thickness of about ¼ th-inch diameter. Use a knife to cut small ¼ th pieces. Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put the bits inside, placing them on a greased sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes while tossing the bits so that they brown evenly from all sides. Let the bits cool completely before removing from the oven. Refrigerate the kibbles transferring them inside an airtight container. It won’t spoil for a long period of time.

Homemade cat food for kidney disease

Renal or Kidney diseases in cats (CKD) are very common for which, only prescription diet is recommended, made by your cat’s vet.

Homemade food for senior cats

Older or matured cats need less energy from their foods since their rate of metabolism is slow. Hence, it is better to avoid high calorie diet, as your cat grows older. Also, a raw-food diet has proven to have many benefits for senior cats. Raw food diet might include rabbit meat, thighs of chicken or turkey (baked partially for killing surface bacteria). Some senior cats prefer cooked diets, and it is advisable for the owners to use 3 ounces of cooked dark-meat chicken, lamb, pork, or fish such as salmon or tuna as the basis for adult cat food.

Chicken Gravy Recipe for Cats

Ingredients

  • Chicken liver – quarter cup
  • Mixture of chicken gizzard and heart – half a cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – quarter tsp.

How to make

Boil the chicken parts in the water until it is tender. Remove the chicken and chop them while keeping the stock aside. Take a saucepan and pour the stock, the flour, the meat and salt and keep cooking over low heat while stirring from time to time until the gravy is thick. You can, optionally, blend this in a blender to make a puree and preserve them as ice cubes for a longer period of time. Your cat would cherish this tasty dish as also get enough protein from its diet.

Homemade Fish and Vegetable Recipe for Cats

Ingredients

  • Sardines in oil – 1/3rd can
  • Canned trout – 1/3rd can
  • Canned salmon – 1/3rd can
  • Grated carrot – 2 tbsp.
  • Cooked oatmeal – 1/3 cup
  • Steamed broccoli – 1 tbsp.
  • Boiled egg yolk – 1
  • Salt – as much required

How to make

Mash all ingredients in a big bowl and serve this to your cat. Store the leftover inside the fridge, no more than three days. You can easily understand how much tasty and ‘cattie’ this fishy dish would be!

Vegetarian Salad Cat Recipe

Ingredients

  • Catnip – for garnish (minced) – 1/8 tsp.
  • Alfalfa sprouts (chopped) – ½ cup
  • Zucchini (grated) – ¼ cup
  • Fish/chicken stock – 1/8 cup

How to make

Take a medium size bowl and mix together all the ingredients, except the stock. Toss all of it together properly. Finally, garnish this with the minced catnip and serve this to your beloved cats and kittens. You can always store the leftover inside your fridge for about three days.

Fish and Turkey Meal for Cats (dinner/lunch)

Ingredients

  • Turkey (precooked) – ½ cup
  • Tuna in oil – 1 can
  • Carrot (mashed and cooked) – 1 tbsp.
  • Brown rice – 2 tbsp.

How to make

Put all the above ingredients in a blender and blend smoothly. Serve this to your cat. For the leftovers, you can also keep it in your refrigerator for 3 days, after which, you discard.

Warning: Foods you must never serve to your cat/kitten

  1. Alcohol
  2. Chocolate
  3. Coffee, Tea, Energy Drinks
  4. Dairy Products (especially for adult cats, even though your cat loves milk, else they might end up in chronic diarrhea)
  5. Onions and Garlic
  6. Moldy Foods
  7. Grapes and Raisins
  8. Xylitol (a food sweetener)

You be a cat lover or not, do share with us your thoughts, ideas and more cat recipes, if you have with you. We would love to share them with our other readers.

3 Responses to "DIY: Healthy Homemade Cat Food Recipes"

  1. Jennifer says:

    These are all great recipes to try. Do you know of any dry food recipes that don’t include wheat?

  2. Kara says:

    Adore this page – thank you so much. My poor kitty is allergic to so many things, but he doesn’t generally enjoy my cooking. This gravy recipe is indispensable in making the food palatable for Mr. Picklington Picklebottom. Thank you, Thank you.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Might be missing some vitamins and nutrients that cats need . I would refer to catinfo.org to see what needs to be added to keep your cat healthy and happy .

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