Homemade Cat Food Recipes? Some of you might be asking yourself,""why would I ever attempted that?" with a busy schedule, buying cat food from the pet store is definetely way easier, however making homemade cat food out of fresh ingredients can be both enjoyable and a healthy addition to your cat's diet. These recipes are not intended to replace your cat's regular cat food, but to be occasional or as frequently as you can, incorporated into their already balanced diet.
These are simple easy to make homemade cat food recipes that are popular in our household and hopefully your cat will like them too. Cats are finicky eaters as we all know, so there is no guarantee that your picky feline friend will like or even want to try any of these recipes, however the ingredients in these recipes are cat friendly and most felines just can't help eating something when it smells good.
Eggs, when cooked, are good for your cats because they are high in protein, they are a well balanced ingredient in homemade cat food recipes.
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Get out your non-stick frying pan, one egg, a small piece of bacon and a plastic spatula. Fry the egg on low heat, when the egg is half cooked begin to mixed it up in the frying pan, the goal here is a scrambled egg. Remove the egg once it's finished, There you have it, now place the scrambled egg in your feline friend's serving dish and see if the delicious smell tempts your cat.This will easily become one of your cat's favorite homemade cat food recipes.
Salmon and Brown Rice
Salmon is also a good source of both protein and vitamins for your cat.
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Buy salmon steaks, we normally buy the salmon steaks to use in our homemeade cat food recipes, however a piece of salmon the size of your palm is fine. Salmon also makes an healthy cat treat.
Although salmon is a bit more expensive than some other types of fish, it is very nutritous and a excellent ingredients to add to any of your homemade cat food recipes. This size salmon will be good for 2-3 meals, depending on how much your cat eats. You will need A baking dish, a piece of foil paper to line the dish, one small pot; to boil the water for the rice. Half a cup of brown rice, which will also be good for 3-4 meals.
Place one cup of water in a pot and boil. Once it's boiled place your half a cup of brown rice in it. Due to the small quantity of rice, this will cook quickly, approximately 10 minutes. Stir the rice during the cooking process, so that it doesn't stick to the pot,and add more water if needed, do the taste test to see if it's nice and cooked. Preheat you oven by placing it on 375 degrees, then place the foil paper in the baking dish, this is to prevent the fish from sticking to the dish for easy clean up.
Place the fish in the baking dish, sprinkle ¼ cup of water over the fish; you want the fish to be moist but not swimming in water. Place your oven on 375, cook for 8-12 minutes. The time line depends on your oven, some ovens cook faster than others, it's never taken longer than 12 minutes in our pre heated oven, if you forget to preheat the oven then add 4-5 minutes to the baking time.
Check to see if the fish is cook by place a fork it in and see if it flakes or do the taste test. Once both are complete give them a chance to cool down and then place whatever portion you want to serve your cat into their serving dish. Place the left over portion in the fridge.Although it can be healthy and rewarding to make homemade meals for your cat, there are a list of human foods that are toxic to cats, read Human Foods That Are Toxic To Cats.
Chicken and Broccoli
This is a favorite amongst all our other homemade cat food recipes in our home. Chicken is an excellent source of protein and broccoli is packed with vitamins.
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A piece of boneless skinless chicken breast the size of your palm or smaller, depending on how many portions you would like. Two-three pieces of broccoli can be used, making sure to cut off the hard ends. You will also need a blender, a baking dish,and a piece of foil paper. Place a pot with water on the stove to boil, for the broccoli. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, then place the foil paper in the baking dish. Sprinkle ¼ cup of water over the chicken; you want the chicken to be moist but not swimming in water.
Place the chicken in the oven, let it cook for approximately 15-20 minutes. Due to the fact that it is a small piece of chicken it will not take long to cook. Meanwhile the chicken is cooking place the broccoli pieces in the boiling water. The broccoli will boil quickly, about 5 minutes. Remove the broccoli from the pot and place in the blender. Blend the broccoli for a couple of seconds until it has a smooth consistency. Don't forget the chicken; remove the chicken from the oven. Once the chicken cools down, serve a portion of it with the broccoli and see if your cat falls in love with this homemade cat food recipe.
Shrimp and Carrots
Shrimp is easy to use when preparing homemade cat food recipes. You can buy them precooked or quickly fry or even bake them yourself.
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Have 3-4 uncooked shrimp, we get the bigger shrimps, prawns. Cut off the tail and remove the outside layer of the shrimps. You can either fry them on low heat in a non stick frying pan, or placed them in a foiled baking dish with ¼ cup of water. Remember to preheat the oven and bake them for 7-10 minutes, these will cook very quickly.
The carrots will need to be boiled on high heat for 10-15 minutes, then placed in a blender and blended until smooth for a couple of seconds. Once the shrimps have cooled down a bit, cut them into smaller pieces. Then place your homemade cat food into your cat's serving dish.
What's more soothing than a bowl of chicken soup, your cat's can also enjoy this popular comfort food.One of our homemade cat food recipes that your cat will smell from a distance.
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Place a piece of boneless skinless chicken breast, the size of your palm or three chicken wings with some finely chop pieces of carrots, which you should chop in the blender, in a pot filled with two cups of water. Place on high heat and bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and leave it covered and cooking for 45 minutes to an hour. The soup can then be separated and place in the freezer to use in the future or once the soup cools down, serve a portion of warm soup to your cat/cats in a safe cat bowl. Aren't all cat bowls safe? Find out more on this topic by reading, Cat Food Bowls:Is Your Cat Using The Safest One?.
Tuna and Rice Stir-fry
This is one of our really quick and easy homemade cat food recipes. Tuna should only be given to your cats occasionally. Too much tuna can cause a disease called yellow fat disease in cats. Also some cats get very addicted to tuna, our oldest cat used to cry for tuna, if you are going to give your cat tuna it should be a rare treat.
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Place one cup of water in a pot and boil. Once it's boiled place your half a cup of brown rice in it. Due to the small quantity of rice, this will cook quickly, approximately 10 minutes. Stir the rice during the cooking process, so that it doesn't stick to the pot, do the taste test to see if it's nice and cooked. Open a can of tuna, the ones that are canned in water. In a non stick frying pan over low heat, mix a small portion of rice and a small portion of tuna together for 3-5 minutes or until the tuna is warm. Place the tuna stir fry in your cat's serving dish. This will quickly become one of your cat's favorite homemade cat food recipes.
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