Once you figure out her unique nutritional requirements, you can find an easy homemade kitten food recipe that will meet your kittens needs without taking too much time to prepare.
When properly prepared, homemade kitten food is the best option for feeding your new feline family member. It doesn't have to be difficult to make homemade food for your kitten.
It's important that you speak with your veterinarian before deciding to switch to a homemade kitten food diet.
Most homemade kitten food recipes – yes, even the ones formulated and/or recommended by veterinarians – do not provide all of the essential nutrients that your new kitten needs.
If your kitten has special dietary needs or health conditions that can be effected by diet, a homemade diet is even less likely to meet her needs. Your kitten can become nutritionally deficient within a matter of days if he isn't eating the proper diet.
Likewise, eating too much of a certain nutrient could end up poisoning your pet over time.
It's important that you work with a professional to figure out the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that your kitten's body requires each day.
Easy Homemade Kitten Food Recipe
Once you figure out the right nutritional balance for your young cat, you can begin to look for an easy homemade kitten food recipe that will meet your pet's nutritional needs.
One of the best things that you can do to make it simpler to prepare food for your pets is to cook in bulk. You can make large quantities of a recipe and freeze it for use later; this way you don't have to cook for your kitties every day.Print
Recipe: Easy Homemade Kitten Food
When you talk to your veterinarian about this recipe, you can discuss substitutions to the ingredients as well.
Your vet may recommend adding or changing ingredients to make the recipe more nutritionally appropriate for your young kittens needs.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: about 2 cups of food 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Kitten Food
- ½ pound chicken
- ½ cup sardines
- 1 egg white
- ⅛ cup coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup water
First, you'll need to boil the chicken. Fry the egg white in the coconut oil.
In a food processor, add the sardines, chicken, salt and water. Add the chicken and egg white to the mixture. Puree until evenly combined.
The homemade kitten food will be the consistency of canned cat food pate when it's ready.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 126
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 120 mg
- Fat: 7.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 14.6 g
- Cholesterol: 47 mg