People tend to shower love and affection towards their pets. Pampering the pet by offering yummy treats makes them happy. Cat parents are not any different and in fact, they sometimes worry too much about what they should feed them. When it comes to buying healthy cat treats, they have too many questions such as.
- Are treats good for a cat?
- What type of treats are healthy for cats?
- Can the treats be made at home?
- Is there any limitation for servings per day?
- Do they have enough calories?
- Will the treats provide value for money?
- How will I know what the treat is made of?
- Will my cat like the flavor of treats?
You can bake biscuits, you can cook tiny pieces of chicken, liver, or eggs. You can also bake thin slices of meat to make crispy and crunchy cat treats. Avoid using parts like fish bones so that they do not get stuck in your cat’s throat or teeth. Ensure that the treats are neither too soft nor too hard.
Here are some easy DIY cat treats recipes that you can make – they can be fresh and made in batches, which means lesser additives. They can be made out of the ingredients that are in your fridge and pantry. You can make them in sufficient quantities so that you never really run out of it.
Canned food treats
Remove the cat food, cut into bite-size pieces, and place on parchment paper on high for 3 minutes in a microwave or an OTG for 30 minutes and bake at 350°F. Cool and store. You can also flatten the canned food, cut into triangles, and bake both sides for 15 minutes.
Oats and catnip treats
Grind 1 cup oatmeal into flour. Combined tuna drained from a 5 oz can, 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 heaped teaspoon dried catnip, and blend until smooth. Roll them into medium-sized balls, press them with a skewer or back of the fork, and place in parchment paper and bake for 12 minutes in a preheated oven t 350°F.
Combine ¾ cup cheese, ¾ cup whole wheat flour, ¼ cup cornmeal, 5 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, and some water in a bowl and make a thick dough. Roll it out with a rolling pin, until it is about ¼ inch. Cut into small bites in a shape you prefer. Arrange in a parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350° for about 25 minutes.
The advantage of making these treats at home is that because you bake fresh and your cat doesn’t enjoy a particular treat, you can avoid making it at home. If your cat does not prefer store-bought food, there is a possibility that you will not be able to return it and it would be a waste of time and effort. However, if you have more than three or four pets and you do not have the time to make threats, it would be a better option to go in for store-bought treats.