How To Make Cat Treats

Rags ©2006 Elaina G
Rags ©2006 Elaina G

Many cat owners find themselves wondering how to make cat treats. Many cats can be finicky and prefer homemade cat treats to pre-packaged ones. If you are one such cat owner you might be interested in these homemade cat treat recipe.

Tuna Tidbits

  • 6 oz can of tuna packed in water
  • 1/4 cup of the water drained from the packed tuna
  • 3 Tablespoon cooked, chopped egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the tuna, tuna water and egg whites. Add cornmeal and flour to the mixture to form dough. Knead into a ball and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes about 12, inch sized treats.

Savory Cheese Treats

  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c plain yogurt
  • 1/4 c cornmeal

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the two cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal to mixture to form dough. Add water if needed. Knead dough into a ball and roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen, 1 inch treats.

Catnip Cookies for Cats

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons of catnip
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 egg

Pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, wheat germ and catnip into a bowl and add, milk, vegetable oil, molasses and the egg. Lightly flour your work surface so the dough doesn’t stick. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 of an inch. Cut the dough into 1 inch squares. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and back for 10-15 minutes. Cookies will be crisp and light brown. This will make about 50, 1-inch cookies.

With the right recipes baking cat treats can be easy and fun. If you are looking for other free cat treat recipes you might want to check out these sites:

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