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NEW TODAY 05/17/08

Fish Treats

3 oz of Fish (canned or fresh) if canned oil or water is fine, don’t  drain it. *If fresh see notes below.* (My cats loved the Talapia, tuna and  shrimp ones :). )
1/2 a cup of whole wheat flour or 3/4 cup of rice flour
1/2 a cup of NONFAT dried milk
1 tablespoon of Vegetable or codliver oil
1 large  egg
1/4 cup of water
Teaspoon full of organic catnip
* if using fresh fish add an extra teaspoon of oil, also you will need to lightly boil or pan sear the fresh fish.

Preheat over to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, break the fish into  small pieces.
Add all the other items and mix well
(the end result should be a sticky dough)
Using a little flour  or oil on your hands mold the dough into bite size pieces. (usually about the size of a small meatball is what I do,)
 or you can grease/flour a flat baking tray and spread the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick.
Once the dough is spread out,, using a knife, run it along the dough, to make the shape and size of the treats, you don’t have to cut all the way through, but putting an indent will make for easier cutting later on.
If you use the meatball method, place the balls on the prepared baking tray and flattern them  with your finger before proceeding.
Cook for about 10 mins, until the bottom of the treats is golden brown.
Turn the treats over and cook  for another 5-10 mins, or until the other side has that nice golden brown look.
If you used the meatball method allow the treats to cool throughly, then store in an airtight container.
If you used the baking  tray method now is the time to cut the treats into the required shape, once  cut, allow  to cool throughly, then store in an air tight  container.

 

Chicken Liver Treats
1 pound of chicken livers
1 cup of Cornmeal
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of chicken broth ( I make my own, but if using premade use low salt, low fat broth)
Teaspoon of Organic catnip
3/4 cup of all purpose flour.

Cook the chicken livers throughly (I dry fried them in a skillet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Once cooked and cooled finely chop the livers (I course  chop them in a food processor)
In a large bow, mix  everything together, (you  should get a heavy dough, but it should not be to dry. if  it’s to dry add more broth)
Form the dough into small meatbal size shapes and place on a greased/floured baking sheet.
 Once on the  tray, make a small indent in  each  ball and add a drop or 2 of  the chicken broth to each one.
Bake for about  10 mins,or until you get that nice golden brown look on the bottom.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool totally, then store in an airtight container.

Frozen Tuna Cake
(this one sounds gross but my cats all loved it)
3 oz can of Tuna DRAINED
Small Container of live yogurt or vanilla  yogurt
(If you can’t use  yogurt you can also make this with  Chicken Broth)
1 Tablespoon of Catnip.

 In a large bowl break the Tuna into small pieces
Add the yogurt (or broth) and the catnip
Mix really well.
Get some small 3 oz paper cups and divide the mixture ( i fill the cups about half way)
Place in the freezer and leave until required.
  When serving, remove  from the  freezer, remove mixture from the cup, place in the food bowl and serve.
Great treat for a kitty B’day party, or a hot summers day.

 

New Today 02/05/08

 

43. Sardine Surprise
2 flat cans of sardines in oil (do not drain)
2/3  cup cooked rice.1 tablespoon puréed liver (or canned liver cat food)
¼  cup chopped parsley
 
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape into balls of desired size or
simply spoon into cat’s dish and serve. These treats may be stored in
the refrigerator for up to three days, and may also be frozen.

44. Christmas Treat
1 cup minced leftover turkey
½  mashed cooked pumpkin
1-tablespoon oil
1-tablespoon kelp

Mix together and roll into balls. Feed as treats or give as x- mas presents
for your kitty!
 
45. Mouse burgers
3 ounces sausage or finely ground beef
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 egg
finely chopped catnip
 
Knead the ingredients together very thoroughly and form into a flat oval.
Broil under a medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning frequently until the
outside is crisp. Wait until cool, and then slice into bite sized chunks and
feed to your cat.

46. Tuna Treats
½  cup whole wheat flour
½  cup powdered milk
½  can tuna
1 tablespoon cod liver oil
1 egg beaten
¼  cup water
cat nip (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In large bowl, mash the tuna (or chicken) into smaller pieces. 
Then add flour and milk. Mix well.
After all is mixed pour in water and oil.
Mix well again. Now, beat egg in separate dish until dish until egg gets a foamy texture. Add to mix. 
Mix well.
The dough mix will be sticky so don’t worry.
Using your fingers shape dough into small bite size balls, about the size of a marble.
Put balls on greased cookie sheets.
Flatten with hand.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove treats from oven wait five minutes and turn treats over so other side will cook. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown in color.
Place treats on cookie rack to cool. Cool for 15 minutes. NEVER give treats to your pet right after cooking.
*You can add the catnip in the recipe or sprinkle on top of treats. They
like it either way. Store in airtight container and store in fridge or cool
dry place.

CAT DIET

A diet suitable for cats and dogs with certain lower urinary tract problems that produce bladder stones or crystals in an acid urine (struvite) consists of:

1.5 lb of cooked ground chuck beef, with the fat retained,
1/4 lb of cooked calfs liver,
one cup cooked rice or mashed potatoes ,
1 teaspoon canola oil,
1 teaspoon of phosphorus-free calcium carbonate (crushed calcium lactate or calcium gluconate) 
 
84 ml (2-3 ounces) of water can be added during cooking if the cat or dog prefers a moister food.
The addition of a taurine tablet and the vitamin E from drug store is advisable in cats of all kinds.
Taurine deficiencies can lead to heart problems.
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate) is known to slow the aging process).
 Feed approximately 1/4-1/2 lb per ten pounds each day or the amount that maintains optimal body weight.
This formula is designed to keep magnesium and phosphorus levels in the food to a minimum.
In dogs, bladder stones can sometimes be dissolved using a diet low in protein (not under 15%) which has added salt or potassium chloride to increase water consumption. Most of these dogs need antibiotics as well.
In cats with oxalate bladder crystals, the addition of potassium citrate (300-500mg/day) will sometimes prevent relapse.
When used in dogs to encourage oxalate crystals to dissolve, the dose is 300mg/10 pounds body weight to a maximum of 1,800mg/day mixed in the food or given as a flavored treat.
A diet suitable for dogs and cats with failing kidneys can be prepared at home by adding one-half cup of cooked ground chicken breast or two crushed large hard-boiled eggs (no shells)
to four cups of mashed potatoes or four cups of boiled brown rice.
30ml (Two tablespoons) of Canola oil,
100iu of vitamin E, and
500mg of absorbable Calcium from any human calcium supplement, which is free of phosphorus on the label.
As with all home-prepared diets, the addition of a taurine tablet and the vitamin E from a drug store is advisable in cats of all kinds.
Garlic can be used in moderation if the diet is fed to dogs.
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MUST NEVER BE FED TO CATS.
The amount prepared should feed a ten pound cat for two to three days, or a 25 pound dog for a day or two, depending on its activity level and metabolic rate.

A second recipe, originally published by Hills Pet Foods, for renal failure in dogs but somewhat modified by me, consisted of
¼ pound ground regular beef (not chuck or round),
1 large hard-boiled egg,
two cups of cooked white rice,
1 teaspoon full of calcium carbonate.
I would add a multivitamin with vitamin E to this recipe.
In any of the renal diets, the addition of fermentable fiber may be helpful in controlling uremia. The theory is that the bacteria that ferment this fiber in the intestines utilize some of the excess urea in the pets blood stream.

1) Balance a home cooked meal with calcium. You cannot feed cooked bones to dogs.when feeding a diet without bones, you need to add either 900 mg of calcium per pound of food served, OR 1 teaspoon of ground egg shell.2)Use meat protein for at least 50% of the diet, preferably 75% of the diet. Animal protein sources would include meat, organ meat, dairy products (plain yogurt or cottage cheese) and eggs. .

 

3) Use variety when preparing meals. Each protein type contains different amounts of amino acids. Good variety would include beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb and fish as well as eggs and dairy
 
4)Use organ meat for about 10% of the diet. Organ meat includes liver or kidney.

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5) Use vegetables for the rest of the diet. Vegetables must be fully boiled, steamed, pureed or mashed. Dogs cannot digest vegetables unless they are cooked, as they are unable to digest cellulose. Variety also applies to vegetables. For dogs with arthritis, it ’s best to avoid white potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.

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6) If you use grains, make these less than 1/4 of the diet. Grains increase bulk of the stool some dogs have intolerances to some grain. Remember that dogs do not need  carbohydrates. Grains have been linked to a number of health problems, including arthritis, allergies, seizures, etc.
 
 The basic formula 75% animal protein and fat sources,and 25% vegetable. Please remember that a diet of 75% meat, yogurt, eggs, etc is not a diet that is 75% protein. A healthy dog cannot have too much protein, it is in fact more important than to feed too little. Dogs, are carnivores, they  need animal proteins for organ integrity and health.
 
For the animal protein percentage of the diets, use a variety of this selection of foods:

Muscle meat (meat can be ground or in pieces):
– beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, canned mackerel, salmon or sardines.
The  Heart is considered a muscle meat nutritionally, therefore it should be included in the diet.

Organ meat (10% of the diet)
– Beef, chicken, lamb or pork liver and kidney

Other:
– Eggs, canned tripe, healthy leftovers

Dairy:
– Yogurt, cottage cheese
 
For the vegetables, use a variety of this selection of vegetables:
cauliflower Broccoli, spinach, cabbage, zucchini, sweet potato, carrots,squash, kale. Remember, variety is important.

The amount to feed is approximately 2% to 3% of the dog’s body weight. Basically this breaks down into this:
(one pound equals approximately 1 cup)
100 lb dog = 2 lb to 3 lb daily, or two meals of 1 to 1-1/2 lbs each
75 lb dog = 1-1/2 lb to 2=3/4 lb daily or two meals of 12 oz to 18 oz each
50 lb dog = 1 lb to 1-1/2 lb daily, or two meals of 8 oz to 12 oz each
25 lb dog = 8 oz to 12 oz daily, or two meals of 4 oz to 6 oz each
 
Smaller dogs have higher metabolisms, and sometimes (not always) need more than the 2% to 3% of their body weight, and often do better with three meals a day, especially toy breeds.
Puppies under the age of six months require more frequent meals (three to four a day) and need more calcium, at about 1500 mg per pound of food served while they are growing. Puppies will eat about 8% of their body weight at 8 weeks of age or 2% to 3% of their anticipated adult weight
 
 
For supplements, calcium is needed at 900 mg per pound of food served.
Also the EPA fish oil capsules at one capsule (180 EPA/120 DHA) per twenty to thirty pounds of body weight daily.
Do add vitamins,  vitamin E, vitamin C and a B complex. For diet changes, probiotics and digestive enzymes may be helpful.

14. EMERGENCY KITTEN MILK
12 Ounces boiling water
1 Envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and add:
1 – 12 ounce can evaporated canned milk
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1 Egg yolk

Mix well in mixer. Place in covered bowl and store in refrigerator. Warm a small amount for feedings. This will keep for about 7 days.
15. KITTY TREATS
1 1/2 Cup ground rice
1 tablespoon of ground beef
1/4 Cup flax seed oil
1/2 Cup rice Flour
1/2 Cup Tuna Oil, Chicken broth, or Beef Bouillon
1 clove crushed garlic
1tablespoon of catnip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients into a dough. Dust hands with flour and form small, bite size treats. Set on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until treats are slightly browned. Cool 30 minutes before serving.
16. Happy Cat Meal
1 – 2 poached fish, preferably salmon,
with the skin and bones removed
1 tsp. Plain yogurt
few drops of fresh lemon juice
Poach the fish. Then mix the yogurt
and lemon juice and serve over the cooked fish.

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11. Sardine Meal
2- cans of sardines in oil                         
1-cup of cooked rice
1-tablespoon of finely chopped cooked liver
¼ -cup of finely chopped parsley
1-tablespoon of catnip.

Mash sardines into small pieces in a medium-mixing bowl
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Serve chilled.
This can be frozen and stored.

12. Mackerel Delight Treats,
1-can of mackerel in oil
1 1/2 cups of whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1-tablespoon of flax seed oil
1 beaten egg
½ teaspoon of brewers yeast
1 tablespoon of catnip
½ cup crushed dry cat food
1tablespoon of evaporated milk.
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Mash Mackerel till it is in very small pieces in a medium-mixing bowl
Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
Place mixture on a greased baking tray in small bite sized amounts, bake for about 8 minutes
Allow to cool, store in an airtight container.

13. Banana/Yogurt Treat
1 Teaspoon cooked rice

1/2 Banana, mashed

2 Teaspoon plain yogurt

1/2 Cup Orange juice

1/4 Apple, Chopped fine

2 ounces Cranberries,
1 tablespoon of catnip
Mix rice and bananas, blending well. Add yogurt, orange juice and apple immediately to prevent browning. Mash berries and add to mixture. Serve in small portions (1 tablespoon per cat). Too much fruit can cause diarrhea in a cat’s digestive system if they are not used to it.  Store in an airtight container until use.
Serve small portions from this treat occasionally!

Please understand that you are solely responsible for the use of any information given and the use of any information will be solely at your own risk.
CAT TREATS
7. Chick N’Biscuits
   1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
   1/2-cup chicken broth
   1-cup whole-wheat flour
   1/3-cup cornmeal
1-tbls Catnip
 1-tablespoon soft margarine

Preheat the over to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

8. Morsels for Cats
1 can sardines, packed in olive oil
1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 egg , beaten
1/2 teaspoon brewer’s yeast (optional)
Pour contents of sardines in a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash into tiny pieces. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325F oven for 7 minutes. Store in air tight container.
9. Tuna Balls
1 Can Drained tuna
1/2 Cup of Finely Cut turkey or chicken
2/3 cup crushed Dry Cat Food
Sliced vegetables (optional)
1-Tablespoon of Catnip.

Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well mixed.

Form into small balls or anything your comfortable with.

Chill for about an hour. After that cover the balls in breadcrumbs or anything crumbly.

Serve

10.  Super treats
1/2 C Milk
3 slices of meat,
4 crabsticks
1 Egg
1/2-Cup Rice Flour
1-tablespoon catnip.
Mix all ingredients and use cookie cutter to cut into small shapes. Cook at 350 F,until golden brown.

Please understand that you are solely responsible for the use of any information given and the use of any information will be solely at your own risk.

1. Cat Cookies
1 C Whole-wheat flour
1/4 C Soy flour
2   tbls Catnip
1 Egg
1/3 C Milk or cat’s milk
 2 Tablespoons Wheat germ
1/3 C Powdered milk
1 Tsp molasses
2 Tablespoons Butter, vegetable oil, or canola oil
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

2. Salmon Balls
2 small cans Salmon
2 cups oatmeal
1-cup whole-wheat flour (or substitute)
1-cup cornmeal
1 Egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-cup chicken broth
1-tbls catnip
 
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Knead and add more flour or broth to form dough. Roll out to a thickness of 1/4″ and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Use a knife and score the dough horizontally, then vertically to make a grid of squares about 1/4″. Don’t score the dough all the way through. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until fully baked and crisp. Let cool, break into bits and store in an airtight container. Excellent treat for cats, & dogs!

3. MOIST KITTY CAT TREATS
 
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1 small carrot, finely grated
1 tablespoon grated cheese
1 teaspoons brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon dried catnip
1/2-cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1-tablespoon tomato paste
1-tablespoon catnip
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium sized bowl, combine he meat,
Carrot, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnip and breadcrumbs.  Add the egg and
Tomato paste and mix well.  Using your hands, roll the mixture into
Walnut-sized meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. 
Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm.  Cool
the meatballs completely before storing in an airtight container in the
Refrigerator.  These freeze well.  This makes about two dozen.

4. Crispy Liver Morsels
 1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
 1/4-cup water
1 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
 1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
 1-tablespoon soft margarine
1tbls catnip

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
5. TUNA TREATS
 
1/2-cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat, dry, powdered milk
1/2 can tuna, in oil OR 1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil OR cod liver oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4-cup water
1-tblsCatnip
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, mash the tuna (or chicken) into smaller pieces. Then add flour and milk. Mix well. After all is mixed, pour in water and oil. Mix well again. Next beat egg in separate dish until egg gets a foamy texture. Add to mix. Mix well. The dough mix will be sticky so don’t worry. Using your fingers, shape dough into small bite size balls – about the size of a marble. Put balls on greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with hand. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove treats from oven wait five minutes and turn treats over so other side will cook. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown in color. Place treats on cookie rack to cool. Cool for 15 minutes. NEVER give treats to your pet right after cooking. You can add the catnip in the recipe or sprinkle on top of treats. They like it either way. Store in airtight container and store in refrigerator or cool dry place.

6. Savory Cheese Treats
 3/4 cup white flour 
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4-cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1/4-cup cornmeal
1tbls Catnip

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.