Learning how to make homemade cat treats is a great way to reward your pet without having to worry about her health or safety. With the recent string of pet treat recalls, we can't be too careful about what our feline companions are snacking on.
When you make your cat's treats at home you don't need to worry about where the ingredients come from or how they are processed. You can control the quality of the ingredients and how the treats are prepared and stored.
Cat treats shouldn't make up a large part of your pet's diet, so many owners don't think the quality of the treats is that important. If you're one of these owners, you're sadly mistaken.
If you learn how to make homemade cat treats, you'll have peace of mind in knowing that your pet is getting a healthy and safe snack.
Homemade Cat Treats with Salmon
They may not make up a large portion of her diet, but over time the toxins, chemicals, artificial ingredients, and fillers found in poor quality treats can lead to serious negative health effects. You should put as much consideration into the treats you feed your cat as you do the cat food he eats every day.Print
Recipe: Homemade Cat Treats with Salmon
These homemade cat treats are made with just three ingredients. They are a great option for cats with digestive problems or food allergies. You could also substitute a different kind of fish, if your picky cat doesn't like salmon.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 60 treats 1x
- Category: Cooked Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Cat Treats
- 10 ounces canned salmon
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
Pulse undrained salmon in a food processor. Combine the pureed salmon, egg and flour in a large mixing bowl until it forms a stiff dough.
Roll the dough into small balls that are appropriately sized for your cat. Place the treats on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 treat
- Calories: 22
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: .4g
- Carbohydrates: 3.2g
- Fiber: .1g
- Protein: 1.4g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade cat food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to the home cooked pet food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade pet food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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