Many pet owners have decided that homemade recipes are the way to go, because it allows them to have 100% control over their pet’s nutrition. Making a homemade meal for your cat can really be a treat, especially if you use high quality tasty ingredients. Real chicken, beef and fish are often used to make tasty treats that are sure to please your cat’s taste buds.
You don’t have to be a professional chef to master homemade cat food. You just need to have a little bit of time on your hands, and a few ingredients that are often found in your kitchen already.
Today, we will take a look at a few of our favorite simple homemade cat food recipes that will offer your cat optimal nutrition with a taste they are sure to love. The good news is that a majority of the recipes are easy to prepare. You don’t have to focus on a gourmet chef inspired meal, unless of course you really want to. If you do, then by all means go ahead.
Just remember, you can’t just feed your cat table scraps and call it homemade food. You have to take their nutritional requirements into consideration. Cats have unique requirements in order to really be healthy and thrive.
5 Simple Homemade Cat Food Recipes
Are you ready to create a tasty treat for your sweet kitty? Without further ado, here are the top five recipes that we have found for preparing homemade cat food. You are sure to find one that your cat will really enjoy.
#1 – Mackerel Delight
1 cup of canned mackerel
1 tablespoon of sunflower seed oil
2 tablespoons of beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon of cooked organic brown rice
To prepare, you will combine all of the ingredients into your food processor and use the pulse setting until it is well blended. It is best to serve it immediately, when it is fresh, but leftovers can be refrigerated for three days.
#2 – Sardines and Veggies
1 can of sardines packed in oil
2 tablespoons of grated carrots
1/3 cup of cooked oatmeal
To prepare, you will start by mixing the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Then, mash them up together and serve. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for three days.
#3 – Purrfected Trout
1 cup of cooked trout
1 cooked egg (yolk only)
1 tablespoon of steamed broccoli
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
To prepare, you will combine the ingredients in your food processor. Use the pulse setting until it is well blended, and serve immediately. If you have leftovers, they can be left in the fridge for three days.
#4 – Salmon & Broccoli
1 can of salmon
1 tablespoon of cooked broccoli, mashed
¼ cup of wheat bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of brewers yeast
Mix together all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir together until it is well mixed, and then serve immediately. Any leftovers can be left in your refrigerator, but should be thrown away after three days.
#5 – Easy Chicken Dinner
1 cup of broiled or baked chicken
¼ cup of broccoli, steamed
¼ cup of carrots, steamed
chicken broth as needed
Put the ingredients all into your food processor with just a few tablespoons of the chicken broth. Pure it until it starts to look pasty, and then add broth to make it smooth, but don’t add too much or it may become soupy. Let the food cool, then serve immediately. Store leftovers in your fridge for three days.
As you can see, there really are some homemade cat food recipes that are pretty easy to follow that won’t break your bank. Give these recipes a try, and you can even play around with them a bit and tweak them to perfection based on your cat’s preferences.