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Baking cat cookies is a fun and easy way to spoil your cat using healthy and tasty ingredients. Most cats enjoy an occasional extra morsel and with a few basic cat cookie recipes, turning out your next batch is just around the corner! And why buy treats when you have easy cat cookie recipes like these? Lets' learn more cat cookie recipes to entice your kitty
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
Cat Cookie Recipes
Recipe from Momma's Gourmet Cat Meals by Frank-Temple -Brown
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon catnip
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
¼ soy flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 tablespoon 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 container.
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1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups rye flour
1 ½ cups brown rice flour
1 teaspoon dried kelp or alfalfa
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 ½ cups chicken or beef broth (fresh is best or no sodium)
1 pound ground or minced chicken
1-2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
In a large bowl, combine flour, and dry kelp. Slowly add oil, broth, and chicken. Mix well. Put dough on a floured surface, roll to a thickness of 1/8″, then cut into desirable sizes, place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown. Once done, place pieces in a bag with brewers yeast and shake to coat them. Store in fridge. Makes two to three dozen pieces.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
Moist Catnip Treats
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½ pound ground meat
¼ cup grated carrot
1 tablespoon shredded cheese
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
½ cup breadcrumbs
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 food may also be frozen.
- Stored dry cat treats in a sealed container in order to prevent them from drying out.
- Moist treats should be stored in a sealed container and refrigerated. These kinds of treats, such as the one above, can also serve as an occasional meal choice.
- Remember to give treats in moderation. Don't over-feed kitty.
Feeding your cat a delicious, homemade cat food is a way to show your cat you love him. Be forewarned! Most kitties don't want to go back to store-bought treats when they've had a taste of these. And why buy treats when you have easy cat cookie recipes like these?
As for the cat food to help him maintain an ideal weight, try natural meals high in protein, high in moisture, and low in carbohydrates. One of the easiest ways to feed the homemade cat food is to create a homemade diet yourself. It is easy to make your own healthy homemade cat food, and best of all, you can control the overall nutrition and quality of the cat food.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|