7 Easy Homemade Treats You Can Make for Your Cat

There’s nothing better than indulging in a little treat or two, especially during the summer months. And why should our feline friends miss out on the fun? If you’re looking for easy homemade treats to spoil your cat, you’re in the right place! Keep reading to find the recipes for seven easy, homemade treats sure to leave your kitty meowing for more.

Frozen Treats

Florida is known for a lot of things, and one of those is our hot summer months. The heat can be relentless, and our cats can feel it too. Help them keep cool this summer with these frozen recipes!

Catsicles

If your cat loves wet food, try surprising them with the frozen version with these catsicles!

You’ll need:

  • Ice tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Water
  • 1 can of your cat’s favorite wet food
  • Soft cat treats or catnip (optional)
  • Saran wrap

How to make it:

  1. Add water, cat food, and soft treats or catnip if you’re using them, to a medium bowl. Stir until ingredients are combined. You can add as few or as many soft treats as you like, but don’t overdo it! If you add too many, the catsicle may not freeze correctly or may break apart easily. We suggest aiming for a mixture similar to chocolate chip cookie dough or blueberry muffin mix.
  1. Spoon the mixture into an ice tray.
  2. Place a piece of saran wrap over the top to help prevent freezer burn, and place it in the freezer overnight.
  3. Pop out the catsicles just like you would an ice cube! You’ll want to let the catsicle sit for a few minutes before giving it to your cat – you don’t want them to get a brain freeze!

Add a twist: for some added fun with frozen treats like these, you can get cat-themed ice trays or silicon molds!

Meaty Meow-Mix

If your feline isn’t a wet food lover, we’ve got you covered. This recipe uses canned tuna and chicken as a base instead of wet food, but the idea is the same – a frozen meaty delight!

What you’ll need:

  • Ice tray
  • Blender or mixing bowl
  • 1 3-oz can of undrained tuna
  • 1 2.5-oz can of undrained chicken
  • 2-3 tbsp of plain Greek yogurt

How to make it:

  1. Add tuna (you can substitute this with another canned fish like salmon if your cat doesn’t like tuna), chicken, and yogurt to the blender or mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Pour mixture into an ice tray and freeze!

Add a twist: Take some inspiration from the catsicles and add in your feline’s favorite soft treat or sprinkle in some catnip when combining ingredients. 

Frozen Goat Milk

This frozen goat milk recipe is easy as easy can be. 1 ingredient, 1 step, and your cat is ready to cool down with this refreshing treat.

What you’ll need

  • Goat milk
  • Ice tray

How to make it:

  1. Pour the goat milk into the ice tray and freeze!

Frozen Banana Bites

While your cat may not know the joy of indulging in some ice cream on a hot summer day, they can get the feline equivalent with these easy-to-make frozen banana bites. 

What you’ll need:

  • Ice tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • 3-4 Bananas
  • Kibble (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Peel bananas and mash them into a paste in the bowl.
  2. Sprinkle in some kibble, if using.
  3. Spoon into ice tray and freeze.

Regular Treats

 

Fish and Coconut Croutons

Now, this recipe requires the most ingredients and steps of all the ones we have here. So, if you’re ready to push your cat-treat-making skills, we’d say this is the place to start!

What you’ll need:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • 1 5-oz can tuna
  • 1 cup coconut flour (you can use substitute your preferred flour if your feline isn’t a fan of coconut)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried catnip
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp. water

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Place the mixture on a baking sheet in “crouton” shapes.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
  5. Once cooled, share a few with your kitty and place the rest in the freezer for storage.

No-Bake Tuna Balls

If baking really isn’t your thing, then this no-bake tuna balls recipe might be right up your alley.

What you’ll need:homemade treats for cats

  • Blender
  • Baking sheet
  • 1/2 cup canned, undrained tuna
  • 1/3 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil as needed

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a blender and mix until a dough starts to form.
  2. Add a small amount of olive oil to help the dough form.
  3. Once the dough is formed, shape it into balls and place them on the baking sheet
  4. Refrigerate balls until firm.

Catnip Cocktail

Who doesn’t love winding down at the end of the day with a relaxing drink? With this catnip cocktail, your kitty can join in the relaxation with you! And don’t worry, despite the name, this is a mocktail recipe – a cattail if you will.

What you’ll need:

  • A shallow dish or bowl
  • 1/4 tsp. chicken stock powder
  • 3 tbsp. catnip
  • 1 cup warm water

How to make it:

  1. Add warm water to a shallow dish or bowl.
  2. Stir in chicken stock powder and catnip.
  3. Serve and let your feline finally join in on happy hour 

Whether you want to cool your cat down on a hot day or simply show them some extra love, these easy homemade treats are sure to make your cat purr with delight. So, grab your ingredients, put on your favorite apron, and get cooking!

If you’re ever in need of cat sitting in the St. Petersburg, Florida area, we’d love to help! Contact us, and let’s chat about how we can be there for you and your kitty.

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