Cats love routine. After all, for centuries, cats have been known for their independent, organized, and collected nature. However, if you abandon strict routine and incorporate new, fun and uncommon cat treats into your daily meal delivery, your kitty’s wild side may come out, making both of you purr with delight.
Finding treats that are out of the ordinary but safe for your cat can be tricky, but here’s our top five picks to get you started. Do you and your kitty have the courage to try something new?
Chicken and Pumpkin Loaf: Bored with the same old treats? Move over sparky, this kitty treat will make you drool. Start by mixing chopped chicken meat with some cooked pumpkin, and a tbsp of vegetable oil. Place the mixture in a greased mini-loaf pan and bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Let it cool before offering it to your kitty.
Tuna Filled Catnip Balls: Catnip and Tunas two of your cats favorite flavors come together in these awesome balls of cat pleasure. Simply mix equal amounts of drained canned tuna and catnip together until you form a paste. Roll the paste into small balls and let your cat roll around in catnip-filled tuna goodness.
The Benefits of Homemade Cat Treats
When it comes to treats, what can be better than homemade? It’s not only more economical but its healthier too. Homemade treats hardly have additives and not to mention you get to control the ingredients that go into the mix that way you can be sure your kitty is not snacking on anything potentially hazardous.
In addition to that, your cats benefit from the variety of homemade treats while also strengthening the bond between both of you as cats love the extra TLC that goes into the making of homemade treats. So stop by the kitchen, call your cats and let’s go for a culinary adventure.
How to Make Sure the Treats Are Safe?
Offering your cat safe treats is a must and luckily, it’s not hard. When shopping for food ingredients for your recipes, think of what would be safe for human consumption. After all, cats are also mammals.
Make sure to remove any signs of mold as well as making sure not to give your cat too much of any type of treat as this can lead to obesity, vomiting and diarrhea. And most importantly, never feed anything with bones as the splintering of bones can be extremely harmful to your cats’ inwards.
The Importance of Rotation
Just like us, cats can get bored and need variety in their diet. Do you want your cat to enjoy her meals and stay healthy? Rotation is key!
It doesn’t have to be complicated. Vary the flavors and textures of your recipes by responsibly combining both wet and dry ingredients as well as different shapes and sizes. Offering your pet a variety of homemade treats, your cat will enjoy every single bite just as much as you.
Check Before You Treat
We all love our cats, and the last thing we want is for them to get sick, this is why it’s important to consult with your vet about any homemade recipes before you incorporate them into your pets meal plan.
Apart from that, stay vigilant as cats are known to be picky. If your cat doesn’t show interest in a specific treat, don’t force your kitty, there will be plenty of other treats your cat may enjoy.