Add variety to your cat’s diet with homemade food by creating recipes tailored specifically for them, using various flavors, textures and nutrients that meet their dietary requirements. However, care must be taken in its preparation in order to meet these demands.
These veterinarian-approved recipes are created to reflect the nutritional profile of prey animals that cats naturally hunt and consume in nature.
1. Chicken & Duck Recipe
Give your pet the protein-packed meal they crave with this flavorful entree, featuring premium turkey, chicken and duck as sources of protein; plus nutritious veggies and turkey liver to round out this ultra-premium recipe – like home-cooked meals but in an instant! Perfect as either an addition to their kibble diet or served alone in a bowl.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken in a baking pan and pour duck sauce on it, covering and baking for one hour before uncovering and cooking for an additional 20 minutes.
2. Beef Recipe
Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they eat only raw prey for sustenance. With this specific dietary need in mind, it can be challenging to feed them at home while meeting all their nutritional requirements.
This recipe uses a blend of meats, vegetables, and supplements to create an irresistibly delectable dish for your pet’s enjoyment. Served warm or cold for optimal results. With high levels of iron, phosphorus, zinc and B-complex vitamins for immune support as well as low sodium salt levels this dish makes sure they’ll never go hungry again!
3. Chicken & Tuna Recipe
ACANA recipes are carefully crafted using high-quality raw animal ingredients such as free-run poultry, farm-raised meat and wild-caught fish as well as nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, including rich pate recipes made without grain ingredients and enhanced with flavorful bone broth that cats crave and serves as an important source of hydration. They source quality raw ingredients from trusted suppliers to ensure every meal is safe, wholesome and delectable!
4. Salmon Recipe
Salmon provides your pet with essential fish oils for proper development. Plus, making this easy recipe will likely become one of their favorite meals!
Just like people, pets enjoy variety in their food too. Making homemade cat food recipes offers an exciting opportunity to introduce new flavors and textures into their diet.
However, these cooked entrees should only make up part of your pet’s long-term diet as cooked cat food often lacks essential nutrition that they require.
5. Chicken Pate Recipe
As cats are obligate carnivores, they naturally enjoy eating meat. This recipe features various kinds of meats and organs to create an energy-packed protein-rich dish for your cat to enjoy as a tasty treat! These recipes should not form the bulk of their diet but make great treats when fed occasionally.
Refrigerate any leftovers to help ensure your cat enjoys it as much as possible! This simple yet delicious dish is specially tailored to senior cats with diabetes; strengthening the pancreas while decreasing insulin needs, plus providing your furry pal with delicious source of fiber!
7. Catnip Mash
This cat snack is a delectable combination of healthy ingredients that’ll delight any feline palate! Plus, it’s an effective way to use up canned sardines (just the fish parts please!) and cut waste!
Janelle of Paws PDX Travels created this recipe using only ingredients that are safe for cats to create an irresistibly tasty pumpkin-flavored treat that your feline friend is sure to adore. As with all treats, feed in moderation so as to prevent an upset stomach, or freeze for later enjoyment! This treat also works well as an addition for Halloween!
8. Greens Recipe
Cats are obligate carnivores and require sufficient protein for optimal health. Furthermore, water plays an essential role in keeping their bodies functioning correctly and staying hydrated.
Cooked meat entrees can provide your cat with essential vitamins and minerals, yet meeting their dietary needs without animal organs or pre-mixed supplements can be challenging.
Homemade raw diets can be extremely advantageous. Not only can you control what your cat eats, but also it is more cost effective than purchasing pre-packaged raw food diets at stores.
9. Duck Recipe
Homemade recipes can be an excellent way to mix up your cat’s diet. But these homemade treats should only make up a portion of his or her daily food regimen – not the entirety.
Create a breakfast for your cat that includes eggs and cottage cheese for optimal nutrition such as essential fatty acids, niacin and vitamin A intake. This recipe can help ensure they get what they need!
To create this mouthwatering meal, begin by preheating a frying pan over medium-high heat and whisking together all of the dry ingredients (cornmeal, soy flour, wheat flour, wheat germ, fat-free milk and brewer’s yeast).
10. Chicken & Duck Recipe
If your cat enjoys poultry-flavored food, this recipe will surely delight. A tasty alternative to store-bought canned food, it provides your feline friend with all of the vital nutrients he requires for optimal health and well-being.
This high-protein, low-carb recipe is tailored specifically for cats. By including B complex vitamins and low sodium salt in its composition, this dish helps ensure their diet remains properly balanced.
Homemade raw food allows you to more closely emulate an obligate carnivore’s diet, and this recipe provides an economical and straightforward starting point. Plus, it’s super easy!