If you are asking yourself the same question, then take a look at these helpful tips. Cat owners can make homemade cat food and treat their pets to something tasty without having to worry about if they are harming their pet or not. Even experienced vets know that there are some benefits to feeding your pet human-grade foods, especially when you make it yourself!
Making Cat Food for Your Cat
The first step in making homemade cat food is finding recipes. Cat owners have many sources to choose from including books, Internet research, friends who have made their own pet meals before, etc. When looking online for recipes or information on how to make your own cat food, be sure to only use information from very reputable sites so as not to risk harming your pet. Cat owners should make sure that the recipes are for cat food and not dog or another type of pet food since not all ingredients are safe for all animals.
When looking for a recipe, there are specific types of recipes you want to look at. Cat Food Recipes is an example of one website that offers many different ideas on how to feed your beloved pet. The Cat Recipe Finder has over 150 recipes that include everything from Cat Biscotti to Cat Sticks.
Searching online can turn up information about homemade cat treats as well as meals so take advantage of the wide array of resources available through the Internet before trying to cook for your feline companion. It is best to have several different recipes before starting so if one doesn’t go over well with your pet, you will have others to use.
Making Cat Food Yourself
The next step in making your own cat food is buying the ingredients. Cat owners can easily find all of the ingredients that they need at their local grocery store or specialty store. Cat food does not have to be expensive and it should cost much less than feeding a cat premium commercial food so don’t worry about spending too much money. Cat owners may even already have some items at home for their pet’s meal so all they would need to purchase are additional spices or other non-perishable items.
In addition to finding recipes online, there are many books available on Amazon or from other sources that show how to make homemade food and treats . Some great resources for feline food options include:
– Cat Food Recipes: Over 150 Delightful and Nutritious Recipes (Great Cooking for Cat Lovers) by Annie Amato, Cat Fancy’s Ar ticle Archive
– The Frugal Cat Treat Cookbook: Homemade Cat Treats That You Can Make Yourself by Fred Morin, Cat Health Network
– Cat Biscotti: 25 Delectable Cat Cookie Recipes to Yum Yum Your Palette and Please Your Puss by Marie Miriello, Pets Magazine Article Archive
– 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Your Cat , Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn DVM PhD and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
– Cat Recipes: Over 30 Delicious Cat Cookie Recipes and Cat Food Recipes! (Cat food recipe book) (Recipe Top 100’s Book 44) by Samantha Vale, Cat Fancy Magazine Article Archive
Going raw is an option for cat owners who want to make their own pet food. It does take more time and effort on the owner’s part but it can be rewarding to know that your cat is eating healthy homemade meals. Raw meat can contain a lot of bacteria so you will want to use caution when preparing these types of foods. Here are some helpful tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association if you would like to try offering your feline companion a raw diet:
– Wash hands before and after handling any raw meat or poultry
– Thaw meat or poultry in the refrigerator, not on the counter
– Use separate cutting boards for uncooked foods and cooked foods
– Never use kitchen utensils to serve food to your pet since they may harbor bacteria even after washing them
Making Cat Food Yourself
Once you have found a recipe that you want to try, bought all of the ingredients, and set aside time to prepare the meal for your cat, it is time to get cooking. Cat owners should read through their recipes thoroughly before starting so that all of the necessary equipment is available and there are no questions about what comes next in the process. Cat owners can mix individual spices together ahead of time if desired but they will most likely end up using a lot more than they initially thought. Cat owners should have plenty of small bowls or plastic containers on hand to hold the spices that are being measured out for each recipe. Cat owners can get all of their ingredients ready to cook, measure them out, and then mix them together before putting it in the oven if desired. Cat owners who are preparing raw recipes may want to have their meats partially frozen so that they are easier to cut up into chunks or strips.
Some cats don’t react well when items are switched around in their diet so it is best to start with just one new food every three days until you notice how your pet reacts. Cat owners should also never leave cooked food out for more than about an hour since bacteria can grow quickly at room temperature. Cat owners can find that their cat enjoys homemade food just as much, if not more than the store bought brands. Cat owners who are worried about their pet not getting enough nutrients should talk to their veterinarian for some help with what to add to the mix so that it has everything necessary. Cat owners should always be cautious when making changes in their pet’s diet and should consult with a veterinarian before coming up with any new recipes on their own. Cat owners may also want to read Cat Food Recipes: Over 150 Delicious and Nutritious Recipes (Great Cooking for Cat Lovers) by Annie Amato, Cat Fancy Magazine Article Archive The Frugal Cat Treat Cookbook: Homemade Cat Treats That You Can Make Yourself by Fred Morin, or Cat Treats: A How-To Guide for Cat Lovers (Natural Cat Care Book 2) by Paul I. Padding, Cat Fancy Magazine Article Archive before making their own creations to keep pets healthy and happy.
Making Your Own Cat Food Recipes
One of the biggest benefits of making your own cat food is that you can include as many or as few ingredients as possible. Cat owners who want to feed their cats a more natural diet may not be satisfied with some of the artificial flavors and preservatives that are included in many commercially made pet foods. However, doing this properly requires some research and patience since there is no one specific formula for homemade pet foods. Cat owners should read through all ingredient labels carefully since even if they intend on feeding their pets an entirely homemade diet, some of the ingredients can still be harmful to them. Cat owners may not know what many of these items are but they should still check the labels in case their recipes include any hidden ingredients that aren’t suitable for their pet. Cat owners can take out anything that they don’t want to use and replace it with something healthier before cooking if necessary. Cat owners who want to get started making their own pet food can find a lot of information on the Internet. One of the most comprehensive websites is CatInfo.org . CatInfo has been recognized as a leading resource for all things related to cats which includes feeding them nutritious diets as well as tips and advice for dealing with behavior problems or health concerns.
Other Benefits To Making Cat Food At Home Cat owners who are interested in making their own cat food recipes can find many benefits. Cat owners will control all of the ingredients that go into their pet’s meals. This gives them full control over how much salt or sugar is included, for example. Cat owners who don’t like some of the preservatives used to extend shelf life can avoid using items that contain these chemicals when they prepare cat food in their own kitchen. Cat owners also have local access to fresh meats and vegetables that they can use instead of processed foods if they wish which means their pets get even healthier treats.
There are also cost savings involved when you make your own cat food at home instead of buying it from a vendor or manufacturer. Cat food is not usually cheap and making it at home can help the family budget. Cat owners will also spend less time buying food and preparing dishes for their pets which means more time to play with them or relax instead of standing over a hot stove. Cat owners who make their own recipes can save even more money by purchasing whatever ingredients are on sale that week at the grocery store, for example.
The main drawback of making cat food is that cats may not immediately accept homemade meals if they have always eaten commercial wet or dry foods before this point. Some animals need to be slowly introduced to new flavors so their pet’s digestive systems can catch up. Cat owners should follow instructions carefully when switching over to a new diet so digestive upsets don’t occur due to allergies or other sensitive issues. Cat owners should also be prepared to make homemade cat food for the rest of their pets’ lives if they are not used to eating these types of foods. Cats who eat commercial pet foods cannot easily switch back to making their own recipes once they have made this transition due to the different ingredients and how they are combined together.
Tips To Make It Easier For Your Cat To Accept Cat Food Recipes Cat owners who want to start cooking for their cats at home can still ensure that their pets accept these new meals by following some simple tips. One tip is sprinkling cheese, tuna or other favorite flavors onto your cat’s food before you serve it up so that they immediately know something good is inside the dish even before they take a bite. Cat owners should avoid putting the cat’s usual dry or wet food on their pet’s plates while they are getting used to their new recipes because this can confuse them. Cat owners should also make note of any changes in their pet’s coats, energy levels and other behaviors since these signs may indicate allergies or other reactions to certain ingredients including things like nuts, fish or dairy products for example.
Make Homemade Cat Food Easier With These Recipes
Cat owners who want to prepare homemade meals for their pets can get some great ideas from various websites that list good recipes for cats. Cat lovers should try preparing different flavors so that the animals don’t get bored with what they eat day after day. Cat parents also shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with new ingredients and flavors to keep things interesting. Cat owners can also consider getting their cats involved in the process by allowing them pick out some fresh vegetables themselves and adding these veggies to the bowls at meal time for example.
Cats like food with meat or fish as a base including items such as beef, poultry, pork and lamb. Cat owners should avoid using too much salt when preparing recipes for their pets because cats need low sodium levels compared with dogs or other animals that eat homemade meals on a regular basis. Cat parents who want to experiment with new flavors and tastes can find several good books that provide great recipes for cat treats and canned foods they can try out at home such as “Homemade Cat Food Recipes” which has pictures of several dishes along with step by step preparation instructions. Cat owners that enjoy cooking should also check out the book “505 Cat Recipes: More Than Meals for Your Cat and You” which has several tasty recipes for cat lovers to try out at home including items such as Turkey Bites and Catnip Cookies.
A Homemade Treat For Your Cat
Purchasing commercial cat food is not the only way you can ensure your feline friend gets the nutrition it needs to survive. Many people prefer homemade food because they can control what goes into their pet’s dishes. If you’re looking for a healthy treat that your pet will love, consider making some tuna treats using this recipe:
Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup wheat germ 4 eggs 1/4 cup dried animal plasma 1 cup tuna 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the tuna. Once mixed, add the tuna and mix thoroughly. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface or wax paper. Once rolled, cut into small bite sized squares. Place the treats on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown (approximately 20-30 minutes). Cooking time may vary based on your oven’s efficiency. Per Cat Treat Calories Fat Protein Carbs 100g 18kcal 3g 4g 2g Recipe yields approx 100 Cat Treats per batch This recipe will provide you with about 100 treats which you can store in the freezer. Alternatively, you could also use an airtight container and store them in your fridge for up to 5 days or your pantry for up to 2 weeks. Cat Treats Cat treats should be given sparingly since they are not nutritionally dense foods. It is recommended that you should give cats no more than one treat per day. [ARTICLE END]