Cat Treat Recipes for Your Furry Friend

 

As pet owners, it is certain that you love having fun with your cats. One of the ways you show affection towards your cats is by giving them treats. To make giving treats an enjoyable process for you and your cat, you try variety of options. You consider both homemade and store bought treats in different types and flavors.

Having these experiences can help you answer some necessary questions when it comes to treats for your cat. Questions like, are there any health concerns or dietary restrictions to follow for your cat treats? What kind of treats does your cat enjoy? What do you think is the perfect treat for your cat? Successfully answering these questions makes choosing a cat treat for your pet exciting.

As there are so many cat treats out there, it can prove difficult to find the best fit for your cat. It is also important to have the freedom to explore different options. This is especially true when you are restricted by health problems.  Therefore, you need to consider treats with ingredients such as CBD oil, as well as different flavors like a salmon flavored treat for your cat.

The best part is the chance you have to experiment and create simple and yet delicious tasting recipes for your cat to live its nine lives to the fullest. Here are some simple cat treat recipes for you to consider.

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Simple Cat Treat Recipes

As much as you expect that making these recipes for your cat will be fun, there are also a lot of health benefits available in the recipes shown below. The secret ingredient in all the recipes shown below is CBD oil. CBD oil is gotten from cannabidiol in the marijuana plant and is highly beneficial for your pet as it helps with anxiety, inflammation and other pet illnesses.

Recipe 1: Cheese Crackers

The ingredients include:

  • A cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • A quarter cup of yoghurt
  • Three quarter cup of flour
  • A quarter cup of cornmeal
  • A quarter cup of goat milk
  • CBD oil

In a large bowl, mix the cheddar cheese, CBD oil, and yoghurt thoroughly.  Add flour, cornmeal in bits and mix properly. Gradually add the goat milk until it forms a dough. Roll out the dough to a thickness of a quarter inch and cut to your desired shape. Place in a baking tray and bake for about 25 minutes at a temperature of 350-degree Fahrenheit and allow to cool before serving.

Recipe 2: Purr–tato Cat Treats

The ingredients are: 

  • Two cans of salmon
  • Half can of sweet potato (boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • One small white potato (boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • CBD oil

This recipe is a simple no bake recipe. You only need to mix all your ingredients thoroughly, and roll into small balls, place it in a refrigerator and allow to firm.  For other salmon flavored treats you can check out https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/40813940364308517/

Recipe 3: CBD Banana Treats

The ingredients include:

  • Four bananas (mashed)
  • A quarter cup of smooth cat food
  • CBD oil 

This is also a simple no bake recipe, all you need to do is mix together all the ingredients and place in an ice tray or desired mold and freeze for 12 hours.

Recipe 4:  Goat Yoghurt Drop

The ingredients for this recipe are:

  • Goat milk yoghurt
  • Canned Cat food (smooth)
  • CBD oil

The quantity of each ingredient is entirely up to you. You just need to mix the ingredient to form dough of good consistency. When the dough is properly mixed use your hand or a spoon to scoop little bits onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in a freezer and freeze until solid.

A Short List of Ingredients for Healthy Treat for Cats

If you plan to experiment yourself, here are a list of some ingredients and their benefits for you to choose from when making cats treat for your pet. 

Catnip

It is often sold as dried medley and it is used a lot in cat treat. When ingested, it can cause your pet to be sleepy or euphoric.

Banana

Banana is great for your cat’s diet; it is very rich in vitamins and minerals but has high sugar content. Because of its sugar content, it should be given to your pet in moderation.

Fish

Naturally, cats love the taste of fish so you can incorporate options like tuna or salmon into their diet as a source of protein and fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6. Like banana, fish should be added to their diets in moderation because too much fatty acid can cause a vitamin E deficiency.

Goat Milk

It is pretty difficult for cats to digest cow milk therefore the better option to go for is goat milk. Cats tend to be sensitive towards dairy, if your cat has never had milk before it is important to introduce it into their diet in small quantities to see how they react to it.

Goat milk is a generous source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin A, vitamin D and magnesium. These nutrients are necessary for the growth and development of a healthy kitty. 

Found this article helpful? You can watch this video to learn new recipes to add to your cat treats collection.

Conclusion

Making your pet’s treat at home is a fun way of loving and connecting with your cat. It also affords you the opportunity to be creative with different recipes and flavors. 

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