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Baking Your Way to a Happier Holiday for Your Cat

The holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure you looking forward to the holiday menu.

But what about your loyal cat? Are they going to have their own menu this year?

Well, now they can!

Making cat treats is as simple as whipping up your favorite dessert for Christmas dinner. And you can be sure that your homemade gift for your furry friend will be a lot healthier than most store-bought treats.

Not to mention the fact that it will be made with love!

Here are a few recipes that will leave your cat happy and purring for more!

Fish-tive Holiday Pretzels

  • 3/4 cup canned tuna or salmon, drained well 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium size bowl, mash canned fish well with a fork and combine with water and butter. Add flour to form a dough. Divide dough into 24 pieces, roll each piece into a rope, and shape into a pretzel. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Makes two dozen.

Note: dough can be rolled out and shaped with cookie cutters before placing on cookie sheets.

Holiday Cheese Balls

  • 2 tablespoons soft margarine
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp catnip

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine margarine, cheese, catnip and egg white. Add flour to make a soft dough. Separate dough into half-inch pieces and roll into balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 35 minutes. Makes about 12 balls.

Gobble-ups

  • 1 cup cooked turkey
  • or chicken
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine turkey, broth and margarine. Add flour to make a soft dough. Add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time if dough is too sticky. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter, or break off pieces and form into interesting shapes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Makes about 30 treats.

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3 Responses to Baking Your Way to a Happier Holiday for Your Cat

  1. cathy l. November 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    FYI.  I bake for my dogs and cats all year round.  Much better than the treats commercially available.  I add a powdered supplement to the mix, Dinovite Feline supplement.  And, sometimes, to keep the probiotics alive, I paint the finished treats with egg white and sprinkel the supplement on top.  My cats like their treats so much that sometimes that’s what they get for dinner!  And, it’s better for them than most cat foods!

  2. Engress November 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    Cathy that is awesome! I don’t have any pets but if I did chances are they would eat better than I do! These recipes are really nice and your cat won’t have to look so sad and jealous on Christmas morning! Cathy, if you have any recipes you would like to share then I’m sure there are plenty of readers that would like to know about them! ~Engress

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