When you take the time to make your own natural cat food you know you're providing your cat with the very best. It also allows you to control what your cat consumes and treat medical conditions your cat may be experiencing. There are resources that offer a large variety of cat food recipes, but here are a few of the most popular and universal recipes.
1. Kitten Delight
This is a recipe for kittens that easy to make with every day items and palatable for every kitten. To keep it natural, make your own bread and broth.
- 1/3 slice white bread
- 1/8 cup milk
- 1/8 cup chicken or other clear broth
Pour milk and broth together in a mixing bowl. Tear the bread into pieces adding it to the bowl. Microwave for one minute, allowing the bread to soak up the liquids. Allow to cool before serving to your kitten.
2. Kitty Pudding
While this is considered a kitten recipe because of the consistency, this is also great for sick cats or cats who are on a weight gain diet.
- 0.35 oz. unflavored gelatin
- 8.45 oz boiling water
- 8.45 oz evaporated or goat's milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 T. high-calorie mayo
- 2 T. plain yogurt
- 2 T. corn syrup
- 1 capsule Acidophilus (If you can't find this, use yogurt with Acidophilus in it)
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water and leave to cool. Add remaining ingredients to cooled gelatin. Place mixture in refrigerator to firm. It will become a harder gelatin consistency. Scoop and use pudding as needed. Heat servings individually, Pudding will last about seven days refrigerated. You can also freeze batches for longer storage.
3. Better Than Grass Salad
This recipe is great for indoor cats who may not get enough greens in their diet. Grass and other plant materials aid digestion and can help sooth upset stomachs or heartburn. If you cat suffers from a condition causing these symptoms, this recipe may be a great addition to their diet.
- 1 sm. carrot peeled and grated
- 1/4 cup peeled and grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup chopped alfalfa sprouts
- 1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
- 1/8 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 tsp. dried or fresh catnip
Combine veggies in a bowl and toss with chicken stock. Dish up a serving and sprinkle cat nip on top. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to three days.
4. Finicky Eaters Meal
This recipe is great for finicky eaters because it offers favorites by most cats. This recipe can easily be altered to fit your cats taste.
- 1 cup cooked chicken, boiled or microwave (do not cook with fat)
- 1/4 cup fresh broccoli, steamed
- 1/4 cup fresh carrots, peeled, shredded and steamed
- Chicken broth
Toss all ingredients together with just enough broth to hold it all together. This recipe can be varied using cooked and flaked fish or by adding different vegetables and/or rice.
Making your own natural cat food is a breeze and takes no longer than tossing yourself together a quick snack. If you want to make it up in bulk and freeze it, all of these recipes can accommodate. Speak with your vet about possible allergic reactions or medication interactions, if applicable. If introducing new foods into your cats diet, watch for allergic reactions, discontinue feeding immediately and contact your vet.