How to Make Your Own Cat Food

If you’re a cat lover, chances are you are always looking for new ways to pamper your feline companion. This could mean you’re constantly on the lookout for new toys your cat may enjoy, that you make sure your kitty has his or her own special blanket to sleep on every night, or that you will sit on the couch way longer than you wanted to because your cat has made a bed of your lap. If this description sounds like you, then you might be interested to know that you can make homemade food and treats for your cat! It’s just another way to take your love of your cat to the next level.

One thing to keep in mind when trying new cat food recipes, is that there is much debate over whether your cat food should be cooked or raw. Both sides of the debate list reasons for why their choice is the best, but it really comes down to the needs of you and your cat. Talk with your vet about the risks and benefits associated with each approach, and then make a choice from there.

Whether the idea is new to you, or you’ve thought about it in the past, you might be concerned about the ease and feasibility of making your own cat food at home. Well, thanks in large part to the internet, it can be done! Keep reading to learn more, and to see some of our favorite ideas and recipes.

Raw Cat Food Recipe via The Herbangardener

This recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients your feline will love. As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian to make sure your cat can eat everything listed.

Raw Gourmet Kitty Food via Care 2

Care 2 offers several healthy and tasty cat food recipes that only need a few ingredients.

Cooked Cat Food Recipe via Web MD

This recipe calls for a cooked protein (chicken, pork, tuna, or something else) and is best served warm.

Cat Treat Recipe via My Three Little Kittens

This recipe, known as “Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats”, has a main ingredient of tuna, which cats love. It’s also cheaper than most store­bought treats.

We hope these recipes will be a good starting point if you choose to start making homemade cat food for your kitty. As stated before, talk with your vet first and make sure to monitor how your cat is eating and digesting the homemade food.

If you ever need someone to look after your cat while you’re out of town, give the animal lovers at Pet Palsa call! We’re licensed and bonded pet sitters in San Diego and we’d love to care for your furry friend!

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