You don't have to be a gourmet chef to prepare meals, like this homemade cat food with pork, for your pet. You do need to have some knowledge of feline nutrition, though. Unless you're prepared to do a lot of research and educate yourself on the unique nutritional needs of felines in every stage of life, it's important to consult with an expert before switching your cat to a homemade diet.
This homemade cat food with pork recipe may be suitable for most adult cats, but it's important to check with your vet to make sure it supplies the nutrition that your kitty needs.
Cats are known to be picky eaters, but it's difficult for them to turn their noses up to homemade meals. The whole food ingredients and fresh protein of home cooked meals are irresistible to even the most finicky pets.
Homemade Cat Food with Pork Recipe
There are many reasons why you may choose to feed a homemade diet. Perhaps your cat has some health issues that can be helped with strict diet. Maybe you're worried about the string of recent cat food recalls. No matter the reason, this cat food recipe is healthy, easy to prepare and budget friendly.Print
Recipe: Homemade Cat Food with Pork
With just four ingredients, this recipe is suitable for many cats with food allergies. The limited ingredients are packed with nutrition, and could also be substituted if need be. Check with your veterinarian or a feline nutritionist to make sure this recipe will provide all the nutrients that your cat needs.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: about 1 cup of food 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Cat Food
- 3 oz lean cooked pork
- 1/4 cup cooked wild rice
- 1/4 cup cooked sweet potato
- 1 teaspoon safflower oil
You can cook the pork any way that you'd like. I pan fry it, but you could bake it, prepare it in a slow cooker or cook it in a pressure cooker. No matter how you do it, just be sure that pork is cooked thoroughly.
Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packaging. Boil or steam the sweet potato.
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mash the sweet potato as you mix the recipe together. Once all of the ingredients have cooled, you can feed it to your cat.
- Serving Size: 1/3 cup
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 1.4 g
- Sodium: 23 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
- Fiber: 1.4 g
- Protein: 9.7 g
- Cholesterol: 21 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/3 cup of food per serving. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day, so the average cat would need about 1/3 cup in the morning and 1/3 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 cat food 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.