Monday, November 15, 2010

Something's Fishy...

Last year we shared a recipe for making your Homemade Dog Treats (a fun food project for your kids to make and your pups to eat!). We are just now getting around to sharing a great recipe for making Homemade Cat Treats! We use this great recipe, and the cats in our family love them! The best part is that this recipe makes a lot for very little money, and you know exactly what your furry friends are eating.

What You Need:
  • 1 - 6 oz can tuna, undrained (we were out of tuna, so used canned salmon)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup water
Mix all your ingredients in a large mixing bowl, adding more water or flour as needed to get a nice, workable dough. Does it smell good? Well...no...it is pretty fishy. But while we prepared our dough, we soon had a little "helper" begging for a taste...she apparently didn't know these were for the cats...

Roll your dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness, then cut into small pieces. We found that a pizza cutter made the job so easy!

Place your treats onto a greased cookie sheet. You don't have to worry too much about spacing them apart, since they won't rise or puff up.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven then let cool completely before allowing your kitties to dig in. While ours were cooling, the smell of freshly baked treats were drawing the attention of one of our test subjects!
Just like with the dog treats, these have no preservatives, so they need to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe is so easy to make, and the furry members of your family (including the dog!) will love them! And they'll love you for making them!
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20 comments:

  1. Such a good idea Maggie ! The doggie & kitty are soooo cute waiting patiently for their treats : )

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  2. Thank you for this great idea! Now there's something I can give my two kitties for Christmas. I love that top photo of your cats on the radiator. :-) Lionel and Tuppence thank you in advance for the treats they'll be expecting from me now that I've got a recipe.

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  3. What temp do they get baked at? I'm wanting to mix up a batch for my cats, I'm out of their treats and have the ingredients here to make these.

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  4. What a cool idea! I always see dog treats, but nothing for the kitties! I have to try this. Thanks!

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  5. Glad you all like this idea! Renee, thank you for pointing out our mistake! You bake them at 350 for 20 minutes...can't believe we forgot to put that in! We've gone back and made the change so it's in the body of the post now as well! Thanks again!!

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  6. Thanks you so much for this! I love baking and have wanted to make my cat some homemade treats but can only find dog treat books :( I can't wait to make these!

    Following you from Made by you Monday!

    http://zanddart.blogspot.com

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  7. Hello,
    I came because of the nice kitty photo and now I discovered your homemade goodies. And I can see how your test object is interested, I hear it almost purring. Cute idea and I will try your recipe. Our tomcat Wiski will be happy about that. Thank you so much.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  8. Ohhhhhh, the Feline Overlords will LOVE these! I wonder if I can add catnip...

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  9. Our cat will go crazy for these! We've made plenty of dog treats over the years but never for the cats. Great idea!

    Louise
    http://experimentalblogger810.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow! I'm absolutely thrilled you posted this! I'm always running out of kitty treats and I was just thinking the other day "I wonder if I could make these..." Now I can, thank you so much! (From me and the kitties.)
    Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com

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  11. Cool! I've found many dog treats over the years but cat treat recipes are few and far between for some reason! Our little feline friends will love this in their Christmas stocking! I found you through Night Owl Crafting's Hoo's Got Talent and am glad I did... Thanks!

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  12. Wonderful! I'm sure my Checkers will love them ... can't wait to try it out. Came by way of Trifty Treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Excellent!! I'll be making these for my ever hungry collection of 7 cats. I'm sure they'll love me for it :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  14. How long are these good for in the fridge? Thanks!

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  15. I just made these for my cat and she will not eat them. :( She tried half of one. She is pregnant, maybe that's why she doesn't want them? I really thought she'd like these.

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  16. Our Evil Plan Bureau (Molly, Oliver, & Sonny...and our Winter guest, Michael), will love these! Can't wait to make them after they've pulled off another evil plan.

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  17. I made these just now and gave one to my cat but they were so hard! Idk what happened..

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  18. I haven't made them yet but i was wondering since canned tuna and cornmeal aren't good for cats could i use fresh tuna and leave out the cornmeal?

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  19. haha, this is a great recipe, thanks alot (^~^)/

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