Recipes for Your Cat

Fish Treats

½ cup canned mackerel (or salmon, tuna, etc.), drained 
1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs 
1 T vegetable oil1 egg, beaten 
½ ts Brewer's yeast, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium-sized bowl, mash the mackerel with a fork into tiny pieces.Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Drop mixture by ¼ teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool before serving and store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Catnip Cookies

1 c whole wheat flour 
¼ c soy flour 
1 ts catnip 
1 egg 
1/3 c milk 
2 T wheat germ 
1/3 c powdered milk 
1 T unsulfured molasses 
2 T butter or vegetable oil 

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together, then add molasses, egg, oil and milk.Roll dough out flat onto a greased cookie sheet and cut into small pieces. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Serve when cool and store in tightly sealed container.

Turkey Surprise

1½ cups water 
1 teaspoon iodized salt 
2 teaspoons corn oil 
½ cup rice, uncooked 
½ pound turkey giblets, chopped into bite-sized pieces 
¼ cup carrot, chopped fine 
½ cup chopped spinach

Add salt and oil to water and bring to a boil.  Add rice, lower heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in turkey giblets, carrot, and spinach. Cover and simmer on low heat for another 10 or 15 minutes.Cool and serve.  Store unused portions in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chicken Liver Treats 

1 pound chicken livers 
1½ cups cornmeal 
2 eggs 
½ cup dry milk 
2 Tb molasses 
2 large cloves of garlic

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.Pour mixture into a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees until sides pull away from the pan, or a knife comes out clean. When cool, cut into bite sized pieces and serve.  Store in the refrigerator.

Kitty Meatballs 

½ pound ground beef or turkey 
1 small carrot, finely grated 
1 tablespoon grated cheese 
1 teaspoon brewer's yeast 
1 teaspoon dried catnip 
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs 
1 egg, beaten 
1 tablespoon tomato paste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine first six ingredients and stir well.  Then add the egg and tomato paste and mix well. Roll the mixture into walnut - sized balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until the treats are brown and firm, then cool.These treats must be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Tomato & Turkey Jerky 

1 pound ground turkey 
2 tablespoons tomato paste 
½ teaspoon garlic powder 
2 teaspoons brewer's yeast

Preheat oven to 120 degrees or the lowest setting.  You may also convert these instructions for use in a food dehydrator. Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Spread the mixture onto a jellyroll pan lined with foil.  It should spread out evenly to about ¼ inch thick. Place the meat mixture in the oven and prop the oven door open slightly to allow moisture to escape.  Bake for about 2 hours, until the meat appears dry. Remove the pan from the oven and place another sheet of foil over it.  Grasping both sheets of foil, flip the meat over and peel the foil from the top, essentially turning it upside down on the pan. Place the pan back in the oven with the door propped open, and bake for another 1 to 2 hours.  The meat should look like jerky when done, red and dried.

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