Whether you’re looking for kitten treats or cat snacks, making your own homemade treats is a great way to cut down on costs and treat your cat to something extra special.
Healthy cat treats are a bit more difficult to come by because cats tend to be a little fussier than dogs. The best natural treats you can give your kitty include tinned fish, such as salmon or tuna, which has loads of nutrients for your cat, or small amounts of lean deli meat. You’ll get a feel for the types of treats that your cat loves pretty quickly, so stick to similar flavours and they’re sure to be happy.
For this recipe, you’ll need 1 drained can of tuna in olive oil, 140g oat flour, 1 egg and a tablespoon of catnip if you fancy adding it in.
- Preheat your oven to 170˚C.
- Mix together the tuna, oat flour, egg and catnip (if using) until combined. The mixture should hold together, but if it seems too sticky or dry, add a splash of olive oil.
- Roll the dough into small balls, space them out on a lined biscuit tray, and flatten them with the back of a spoon. You should get between 30 and 40 treats from the mixture.
- Pop the tasty treats into the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes until they’re dry and golden on top.
- Cool completely and store the treats in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll keep for 7 – 10 days, but your cats are sure to try and scoff them all well before then.
And if that’s not enough, why not make a cat cake:
Original source of information: Sainsbury’s Bank – Money Matters (https://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/money-matters/).