Homemade Cat Food

home made cat food

How to Make your Own Cat Food

If you would like to surprise your kitty with a wonderful treat — or even transition entirely to homemade cat food — consider these guidelines, recipes and resources as a starting point.

The essentials

Animal protein:
The protein in your cat’s diet should come from chicken — or other poultry — beef, fish or liver. Liver is especially important because it is chock-full of vitamin A, and cats cannot produce this vitamin on their own. Variety is critical, so you should not exclusively feed your cat liver or fish on a daily basis.

Animal fats:
Not only does animal fat make food tastier for your cat, but this essential ingredients is also mandatory for healthy skin and fur, as well the circulatory and urinary systems. Kittens need about 35 percent fat, while adult cats thrive on a diet of about 30 percent fat.

Water:
Homemade cat food will ideally be 10 percent to 30 percent water weight.

Carbs:
Carbohydrates like rice and corn in small amounts are fine, but they aren’t necessary for a cat’s diet. However, a modest amount of carbs will provide useful energy and may reduce the cost of a home cooked diet. All good recipes for felines should contain less than 10 percent carbohydrates.

How to Make Cat Food at Home

It’s a lot easier than you might think. You can make excellent cat food from simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. It’s fast, affordable, and extremely satisfying.

Basic Cat Food

  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil or salmon oil
  • 2.7 grams of feline vitamin/mineral supplement
  • 30 grams of potato, cooked without skin
  • 50 grams of carbohydrates — choose one: cooked pasta, white rice, barley, oatmeal or corn
  • 83 grams of cooked animal protein, such as whole meat chicken, lamb, beef, pork, tuna or salmon

Mix all of the ingredients together — a blender works really well for this purpose — and store the food in the fridge until needed.

Tuna Patties

  • 1 can tuna
  • 1/2 cup boiled rice
  • 1/4 cup pureed liver

Drain the tuna and mix all ingredients together. Make six to seven balls and then form them into patties. Store in the fridge, and serve to your cat. This is one cat treat recipe that your feline friend won’t be finicky about!

Meat with Rice

 

  • 1/2 pound ground meat (chicken, beef, lamb or turkey are fine)
  • 1/4 cup rice

Method

Boil the rice until soft add the meat and bring to the boil over a medium-low heat.

After the water has dried blend the mixture in a food processor until all the ingredients are mashed together.

 

Fish with Rice

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