Suggestions on Treating Your Cat in a Healthy Way

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Treating your cat with a homemade treat can be a great way to connect with your cat and display your care and love. Here are a few recipes that you can make at home using Hill’s Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet cat foods.

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NOTE: If you are feeding Hill’s Prescription Diet a/d, this food cannot be made into homemade cat treats using the recipes below, but we do have a suggestion at the bottom of this article. use a minced or loaf form of Science Plan.

Remember not to freeze homemade cat treats. All homemade cat treats that have been baked should be stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 5-7 days to maintain their freshness and prevent spoilage.

Yield: approx. 24 cat treats

Cat Treats from Loaf Form Canned Cat Food :

  1. Open the can and remove the loaf of cat food.
  2. Cut the loaf into 1/4" thick slices, and then cut the slices into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Bake the cat treats in a microwave oven on high for approximately 2½ to 3 minutes. For a conventional oven, follow the instructions above and place the bite-sized pieces on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until crispy..
  4. Let the treats cool completely before serving to your cat.

Snack “Triangles” from Canned Cat Food:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread 1/2 can of cat food onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  3. Cut the flattened cat food into triangles, each 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Place the triangles on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Flip the triangles, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  6. Let the treats cool completely before serving to your cat.

Gravy from Canned Cat Food:

  1. Crumble 1/2 can of cat food into a measuring cup.
  2. Add 1/3 cup water to the measuring cup.
  3. Stir ingredients until the mixture is combined to the consistency of gravy.

Cat Treats from Dry Cat Food:

  1. In a blender, add 2 cups of dry cat food and grind into a powder.
  2. Pour powder into a mixing bowl and gradually add about 1 to 1¼ cups of water, stirring until it forms a dough consistency.
  3. Shape into individual "treats" and flatten the dough using the back of a spoon, or use a cookie cutter.
  4. Place cat treats on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Let the treats cool completely before serving to your cat.

Special: Frozen Cat Treat with Prescription Diet a/d

  • Roll the canned cat food into little balls and place in the freezer to serve later as a frozen cat treat.

Just like any other cat treat, homemade treats should not exceed 10% of your cat’s total daily intake.

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