Quick and Easy “Furry Baby” Treats
Here are some quick and easy recipes for treats for your cats, and below are more easy recipes for cats with diabetes and other health issues. The key to these recipes is that they use wholesome ingredients are are sure to please even your most discerning feline baby.
- 3/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
- 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt or sour cream
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. If needed, add a small amount of water to create a nice dough. Knead dough into a ball and roll out to 1/4 inch thick slab. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.
Yield: 2 dozen pieces
Kitty Chicken Biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon soft butter
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Combine chicken, broth and butter and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick slab. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
Yield: 18 cookies.
Tuna Cookie Nibbles
- 6 ounce can of tuna
- 1/4 cup water drained from tuna
- 3 T cooked egg white (chopped )
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick slab. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350° F for 20 minutes.
Yield: 12 cookies.
Treats for Diabetic Cats and Cats on Special Diets
Liver Crunchies for Diabetics
- ½ C. whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ C. chicken liver (chopped)
Put liver and wheat in food processor until smooth. Bake on wax paper at 325° for 15 minutes or until center is set. Cut up with pizza slicer.
Meat Cube Treats for Diabetics
- Raw or steamed meat (shredded chicken works best)
- Broth from meat
Place meat with broth in ice cube trays and freeze. These are great because they are low in carbohydrates and have a lot of protein.
Kibble Nibbles for any cat on a special diet
- 1 C. Prescribed dry food
In food processor, blend dry food and water until becomes a doughy consistency. Bake at 350 degrees until crunchy.
Wet Food Nibbles for any cat on a special diet
- 3-4 cans prescribed wet food
Spread food into small cake pan. Bake at 350° until crunchy. Cut into small cubes.
Special Tips for Cats Prone to Crystals or Chronic Urinary Issues
Dehydrated treats are can be a great treat for cats prone to crystals or urinary issues treats:
- Dehydrated green beans, chicken, turkey, pumpkin (make sure it’s not pie filling!) or any other vegetable your cat may like. It is important to remember NO: onion, garlic, mushrooms, avocado, pork or table scraps.