There are three main reasons for preparing your cat's own species appropriate treats. I will summarize them here for you.
There are a few special considerations when cooking or baking for your cat. Some recipes call for the use of flour. Great flours to use are almond flour, coconut flour, potato flour, hemp/ protein, or pumpkin flour – but please note that none of them contain any true allergenic or inflammatory grains, such as wheat, rice, oats, or corn. So feel comfortable feeding your pets these treats – they are all grain-free.
Want to keep it really clean? Use a coconut cooking spray to "grease" the pan instead of conventional cooking spray.
Cats are consummate carnivores. Feeding them appropriately and providing them with species appropriate treats is challenging at the pet food store. But maybe a few homemade recipes can take all that confusion away and you won't need to be concerned with appropriate ingredients and massive recalls.
While we know cats are consummate carnivores, we do often see them enjoying a multiple of salad type items. Catnip, lemon grass, verbena to name a few. Ever consider offering you cat a salad from time to time. Here's a basic recipe you can try! Don't be afraid to add a little shredded chicken or Parmesan to the top when you serve this up!
Many cats like greens, but indoor cats usually don't have access to the grass they crave. This special treat should satisfy your cat's craving for something green.
This one ingredient recipe is quick and super easy! Yes, you read that right, ONE INGREDIENT!
1 can of sardines packed in water
Drain the sardines and pat dry with a paper towel.
Cut the sardine into bite size pieces and place on an aerated pizza pan.
Bake in the oven at 400F for about 20 minutes. They should be crisp when you take them out. If not let them bake a few minutes longer.
Store them in the refridgertor for up to one week. You will likely have a few extra, so you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
Sardine treats are full of nutritional value.
Allow to cool completely.
These will store in your fridge for about a week. Since they contain egg and tuna, you shouldn't keep them longer than that. Store in an airtight container.
*Recipe inspired by The Cookie Rookie