Another way to do that is to pick directly the recipe that you like from the links on the right of the page, ..
I hope this helps!
- How old is your cat or kitten? : a few weeks old kitten may should not get the same cat diet of an adult cat! if it is too young, you may want to make homemade cat milk substitute for her instead of a standard science diet cat food.
- Does your cat have any special food habits or dependencies?: If you own an old cat, it may certainly already have some food habits and in the extreme cases dependencies to some food in partocular, you will then have to take this data in consideration when planning your homemade cat diet.
- Does your cat have an allergy? this is a very crucial question, maybe your vet is the one who holds the answer, or you can find out in the internet sites that talk about cat allergies (I'm not a vet) and see if you should see your vet.
A sample allergy cat food recipe cat be found here, use it as a guideline only.
- Does your cat have a kidney disease? : this is a common problem too, the answer is hold by your vet, the same this goes for the last question, special cat diet is required here too.
- Is your cat obese? : this is an important question too! if your cat already has extra pounds, this might mean that you should cut some carbs and fats from its diet
Now that you answered all these questions and found out what you should or should not include in your homemade cat diet , things have become easier to design you own science diet cat food, all you should do is to go to homepage and pick the cat food recipes that are conform to what you need, when you get to the bottom of the page you can click the "see older posts" link to have access to more recipes, or you can pick up a link from the right of the page as all the content and ressources are listed there.
Have a nice time designing your homemade cat diet :)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp catnip
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tbl butter or vegetable oil
1/4 cup Soy flour
2 tbl Wheat germ
1 tbl Unsulfured molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out
flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces.
Bake for 20 minutes and let cool. Store the cookies in a sealed
- Meat and fish: All kinds of red and white meat and fish provides protein, vitamins (only with raw serving) and fat. Liver is a good source of vitamin A (again, only raw) but should not exceede 10% of a cats diet as too much vitamin A can be dangerous for your cat.
- Eggs: Eggs are very rich in Protein, Carbs, fats and many Vitamins. They are a good and well balanced food, but it is advised to avoid raw eggs, or at least not serve raw eggs more than once a week, as raw eggs contain harmful enzymes.
- Milk and Cheese: Dairy products are high in Protein as well as fats and calcium. Whole milk should not be given in large quantities and not very frequently because the lactose that it contains may give your cat diarrhea. But please note that cheese does not contain lactose and so can be safely given in small cat bite size pieces.
- Vegetables: are a good source of vitamins in cat food, it will add some variety to it, and if you know how to mix it well, it will taste very good to your cat.
- Grains: Barley, wheat germ, oats, and rice are important for many vitamins and minerals. They are safe for cats even if they eat large quantities, unless your cat has an allergy or kidneys problems, then you will have to see your vet, and most likely you will have to cut grains from your cat's diet.
When you make your own cat food, please be sure to follow the guidelines that are provided in this website to be sure you dont risk the health of your animal. And don't try to make your own cat food using dirty containers or foods, cats can be sensitive to some matters that you may not expect, so be careful!
The easiest way to make your own cat food is to pick random recipes from this blog everyday and make them for your cat and see how it likes it, .. after you experiment a little with different variations of the provided cat food recipes you are going to be able to determine the best diet for your cat and keep it on that.
If you have any remarks or questions, feel free to post a comment.
Chiken heads are a very cheap cat food substitute, depending on where you live you can get them for free or very cheap, you will only have to boil them a while, then cool them down, and break them into small pieces for your cat, he will love it.
Here in Morocco just almost everybody only feeds chicken heads to their cats + kitchen left overs, everyday and over and over, and no cats ever get ill at all, it is for sure not a so diversified diet but it may serve you as a proof that its not bad idea to do that, .. if you have questions regarding that you can post them here as a comment.
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There are many higher quality cat foods on the market which you can purchase from small pet stores (not like the big pet stores such as Petsmart or Petco). These foods have none of the corn, corn meal or byproducts that causes allergies in cats. Please read this article and maybe this will help you understand why - http://www.preciouspets.org/truth.htm
Anyway, my girl is horribly allergic to nearly all commercially sold pet foods because of corn or corn meal. I tried some of the premium foods that has worked for her and since then she hasn't one allergic reaction. I know have stayed with Innova EVO. It is expensive, but of higher quality and my cat just loves it. They have turkey, chicken, lamb, venison, etc.
All the vet foods contain corn and byproducts and these are the cause for the allergens. Vets only get one semester of nutrition studies for all animals not just one particular animal so they do not have enough or adequate information on nutrition information. I don't want to diss on a vet, because I trust mine, but he was willing to admit this fact to me.
Note: you still can choose recipes from here that are low in carbs and grains in general!
Ever wanted to share your meals with your cat? this recipe will allow you to prepare a meal that both you and your cat will find enjoyable.
- Package of frozen breaded fish sticks
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Cut the fish sticks into kitty-bite-sized pieces. To serve right away, bake or microwave according to the package directions. To store them for treats later, place in a sealable plastic bag and store in the freezer for up to three months. Then just remove the amount of cat treats needed and microwave, then cool, the treats to serve.
Give your cat a special treat and save some money by whipping up a batch of your own homemade cat food. Your kitty will thank you.
- 2/3 cup ground chicken or hamburger
- 1 jar of mixed vegetables baby food
- 1 cat vitamin crushed (optional)
- 1/3 cup of plain dry bread crumbs
In a small pan over medium heat, add your meat and a little water. Poach the meat until it is medium rare. (Poach means to cook in boiling or simmering water.) Remove the pan from the heat and allow the meat to cool. Next, pour the contents of the pan into a bowl. Add in the vegetables and vitamin if you choose. Mix these ingredients in the bowl and form into marble-sized balls. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs. You may serve it immediately or store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for three days.
Read more: Homemade Cat Food Recipes: How to Make Your Own Kitty Dinners and Treats - http://cat-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_cat_food_recipes#ixzz0CFAYfs5D
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons of dried catnip
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the two flours and the catnip. Next, stir in the yogurt, egg, honey, and vegetable oil. Roll out the catnip dough onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into small dime-sized pieces. Find tiny cookie cutters in a specialty store to make the crackers more festive. (This recipe also makes a great gift for a cat lover and his/her cat!) Place the cut dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Catnip crackers should be fed as a treat and not as a meal. Store uneaten crackers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a week or frozen in the freezer for three months.
Read more: Homemade Cat Food Recipes: How to Make Your Own Kitty Dinners and Treats - http://cat-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_cat_food_recipes#ixzz0CFAGK4wM
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp green beans (boiled and mashed)
- 1 tbsp finely chopped carrot
- 2 tbsp minced chicken breasts (no skin)
- 1/3 cup brown rice (coarse and cooked)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients and make a paste. You can also mash the mixture in a blender if required. Heat a non-stick frying pan and sauté the mixture in a low flame for 2-3 min. Let it stand and then refrigerate in air-tight containers or zip-lock bags. Serve the paste for a delectable kitty dinner within 36 hr.
- ½ cup grated cheese
- A little oatmeal
- 2 tbsp yoghurt
- 2 tbsp margarine
Take the grated cheese in a bowl. Add the yoghurt and finely blend the mixture. You can also add sour cream instead of the yoghurt. Now add the oatmeal and the margarine and mash the entire paste. Store it in the refrigerator. You can give it to your cat as cold and healthy treats during any of his meals.
- 4 chicken livers
- ½ cup of cottage cheese
- ¼ cup biscuit mix
- 2 tbsp corn oil
- Salt to taste
Boil the liver pieces in water till they are tender. Drain the water and finely chop the liver into small bite-pieces or chunks. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add salt as required. Store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve these nutritional bites to your kitty for his yummy dinner.
- 1tbsp milk (non-fat and powder)
- 2 tbsp finely chopped carrot
- 2 tbsp finely chopped broccoli
- 2tbsp cottage cheese
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp corn oil
Take 3 tbsp of water and mix the milk to it. Add the eggs and finely blend the mixture. Now pour some corn oil onto a non-stick frying pan and add the mixture to it. Cook in a low flame (like an omelette). Toss it over and add the vegetables and fry the other side as well. Cut into tiny pieces and serve when cool.
1/4 cup cooked chicken breast
1/2 ounce clams, canned, chopped in juice
1/2 cup rice, long-grain, cooked
1 Tablespoon chicken fat
1/8 teaspoon salt substitute-potassium chloride
1 calcium carbonate tablet (400 milligrams calcium)
1/4 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet
[author recommends a supplement prepared for humans with allergies; without vitamins A or D]
1/10 B-complex vitamin-trace mineral tablet
Provides phosphorus at 48 percent, potassium at 215 percent, sodium at 169 percent of a cat's daily needs.
1/4 lb. Liver (beef, chicken or pork only)
2 large hard-boiled eggs
2 cups cooked white rice without salt
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 t (5 grams) calcium carbonate
1/8 teaspoon KCI (salt substitute)
Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline MDR for all vitamins and trace minerals, and 250 mg taurine/day
Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and the palatability may be improved by adding some water (not milk).
1 tablespoon oats
1/2 banana, mashed
2 tablespoon plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 apple, chopped
2 ounces berries in season
10,000 i.u of Vitamin A from for example cod liver oil
150 i.u of Vitamin E
1 teaspoon of fresh raw vegetables e.g. carrot, spinach, herbs etc.
Preparation & Cooking:
Mix oats and bananas, blending well. Add yogurt, orange juice and apple immediately to prevent browning. Mash berries and add to mixture. Serve in small portions (1 tablespoon per cat); too much fruit can cause diarrhea in a digestive system that is not used to it.
2 large hard-cooked eggs
2 cups cooked white rice without salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon (5 grams) calcium carbonate
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)
Preparation & Cooking: Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline MDR for all vitamins and trace minerals and 250mg tureen/day.
Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and the palatability may be improved by adding some water.
Some times you get an orphaned cat and you need to feed him, maybe you wonder where you'd get mother cat milk from, but guess what? you can make your own (substitute)!
12 oz. boiling water
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and add:
1 12 oz. can evaporated canned milk
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 egg yolk
Mix well in mixer. Place in covered bowl and store in refrigerator. Warm a small amount for feedings. This will keep for about 7 days.
It adds between 15-20 grams on kittens a day.
--Recipe retrieved from rec.pets.cats newsgroup. I did not creat this recipe but have heard wonderous stories about how it has saved more than one orphan or sick kitten.
Further information can be found in this page.
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the ingredients, and drop small spoonfuls on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake the cat treats for approximately 7 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. After the cat treats have cooled for several minutes, transfer them to a wire rack. When the cat treats are completely cool, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
2-ounces cooked skinless boneless fish
3 miniature carrots, cooked and mashed
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons shredded cheese
2 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
½ teaspoon dried catnip
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet. Mix together all of the ingredients, and roll the mixture into small balls. Place the balls approximately one inch apart, and bake them for 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow these cat treats to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Optionally you can form the dough into fish shapes or other fun cat treat shapes.
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tablespoon shredded cheese
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
½ cup bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the first six ingredients. Lastly, blend in the tomato paste and beaten egg. Roll the meat mixture into small balls, and bake them for approximately 15 minutes or until they are firm and lightly browned. Allow the cat treats to cool completely on a wire rack, and store them in the refrigerator. These cat treats may also be frozen.
1/4 cup powdered milk
½ cup wheat germ
Mash the sardines, along with the oil, and mix in the remaining ingredients. Roll the fish dough into small balls, and place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten the fish balls with a fork, and bake them at 350 degrees until they begin to brown.
Cool these tasty cat treats, and store them in an airtight container.
This yummy cat treat recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cat treats.
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