Fish is one of the most common protein sources used in commercial cat food products. So, it's safe to say that it's a good source of protein to consider when making your pet homemade meals. Salmon is readily available in most regions, and you can buy it fresh or canned. This easy cat food recipe is made with limited ingredients and should be a suitable meal for most adult cats.
Salmon is a high quality protein source for cats (and humans). It also offers necessary omega fatty acids which aid in your cat's skin and coat health, brain health and supports his immune system. Salmon is also high in B vitamins, potassium, niacin and selenium.
Like anything else, there are pros and cons when it comes to making homemade cat food. A homemade cat food recipe uses fresh, human-grade ingredients. You can even include some superfoods that can offer major boosts to your cat's overall health and well-being.
While it can offer some great health benefits, it can also be extremely dangerous to feed your pet a homemade diet if you do not know what you are doing. It's not enough to just look up recipes on the internet.
This may come as a surprise, but you cannot trust everything you read online. In short, this easy cat food recipe can be part of your cat's diet, but not the only food that you feed him.
Easy Cat Food Recipe with SalmonPrint
Easy Cat Food Recipe with Salmon
If your veterinarian has approved this recipe, you can make it fresh daily or prepare a large batch to freeze. Feeding your cat a homemade diet is more work than opening a can of store-bought cat food, but it's worth the additional time and effort.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 1.2 cups 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Cat Food
- 1 cup cooked salmon
- 1 cooked egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon steamed broccoli, chopped small
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
This is an incredibly easy cat food recipe. Cook the salmon in any way that you choose You can fry it, broil it or bake it. Cook the egg yolk as well. It's easiest to fry it in a pan, but you could boil if you choose.
Steam the broccoli and dice it into very small pieces. Mix all of the prepared ingredients in a small bowl with the apple sauce. Once all of the ingredients are cooled, you can serve the recipe to your cat.
- Serving Size: 7
- Calories: 90
- Sugar: .5 g
- Sodium: 28 mg
- Fat: 4.4 g
- Carbohydrates: .6 g
- Fiber: .1 g
- Protein: 12.2 g
- Cholesterol: 57 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/3 cup of food daily. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day, so the average cat would need about 1/6 cup in the morning and 1/6 cup in the evening. This is just a guideline. Typically cats do not overeat, but some cats do. Your cat may not overeat dry kibble, but the enticing whole food ingredients of homemade food may cause him to eat more than he should.
How to store: You can store the leftover easy cat food recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze it in an airtight container for storage of up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won't last nearly as long as commercial cat food.