Homemade Cat Food

  
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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 9:42pm PST 
Post homemade cat food (meal) recipes here. I'll start off with the basic formula (protein, carbs, essential vitamins/minerals) for homemade cat food.

From Pet Place:

We have gotten a lot of emails about what is a good homemade diet to feed cats. The following is a diet that meets AAFCO guidelines.

Before feeding this diet, discuss it with your veterinarian and get their approval to ensure it is right for your cat.

Source
Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition
Editors: Michael S. Hand, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Bruce J. Novotny, DVM, Helios Communications, LLC
Copyright 2002 by Mark Morris Institute

For more Information on this book
Mark Morris Institute
P.O. Box 2097
Topeka, Kansas 66601-2097
Phone: 785-286-8101
Fax: 785-286-8173

Balanced generic homemade formula for healthy adult cats that meets AAFCO allowances:
Daily food formulation for a 4.5-kg cat
Ingredients Grams Percent
Carbohydrate, cooked* 60 50
Meat cooked 40 34
Fat* 10 8
Bone Meal 1.2
Salts (NaCl/KCl ) 1.0
Taurine 0.5

Nutrient Content (%DMB)
Protein 31
Fat 28
Crude Fiber 2.0
Calcium 0.69
Phosphorus 0.58
Magnesium 0.1
Sodium 0.4
Potassium 0.75
Kcal (as fed) 250
* Examples include rice, cornmeal, oatmeal, potato, pasta and various infant cereals.
Examples include all typical meats, poultry, fish and liver.
*Chicken fat, beef fat, vegetable oil or fish oil.
Dicalcium phosphate can replace bone meal.
Readily available as lite salt in grocery stores.
Human adult vitamin-mineral tablet (9g/tablet, give 0.5 tablet/day)

Directions: Bake or microwave meat component and cook starch component separately. Grind or finely chop meat if necessary. Pulverize the bone meal or dicalcium phosphate. Mix with all other components except the vitamin-mineral supplement. Mix well and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Feed the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.

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Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 9:45pm PST 
Aromatic Fish

Place fillets of whiting or coaly in a foil parcel. Pour over a little milk, season, and sprinkle with finely chopped coriander. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes on a medium heat. When cooked, flake, removing bones, and serve with the cooking liquid poured over. Garnish with coriander.

Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 9:52pm PST 
No Fui Tofui

1/3 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup cooked corn
2 ounces tofu (raw or lightly sauteed in butter or tamari)
1 egg yolk

In a bowl, mix the brown rice and corn. Cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces and mix into the rice mixture along with the egg yolk. Serve. Yield: 2 miles; 300 calories per meal.


Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 9:56pm PST 
Kitty Taco

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 corn tortilla, cut into kitty-bite-size pieces
1/2 teaspoon bone meal
1/2 teaspoon brewers' yeast
1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated

Heat skillet and start browning ground beef. When meat is half cooked, add bell pepper. Cook the mixture until onions are translucent, and the meat golden brown. On low heat, stir tomato paste, corn oil, chopped tortilla, bone meal, brewers' yeast, and salt. Stir until heated through. Cool and serve topped with grated cheese. Yields 2-3 servings.

Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 10:05pm PST 
Homecooked Meal for Kitty

Meat - Ground beef, lamb, chicken, turkey - NO pork - (the coarser the ground, the better). For each pound take 6 oz of spring water (or low salt broth) add 4 drops grapefruit seed extract and mix into meat. Add water and/or broth until you get the consistency of thick chili.

Per each pound of raw meat add:
Approximately 2 cups fresh (uncooked or very lightly steamed) vegetables (finely chopped in the food processor) - for example, carrots, zucchini, etc. (Tip: carrots are good to start with - they are sweet).
Approximately 2 cups cooked grains (finely chopped in the food processor) - examples include rice, cereal, leftover potatoes, and oatmeal.
Kitty Bloom brand calcium supplement per package directions (including adding the salt) and Kitty Bloom brand vitamin supplement per package directions. You can substitute bone meal or other calcium per various authors.
Two or three times a week add some coat supplement.
If stools get too loose, cut back on oil.

Optional:
1T aloe vera juice (no sodium benzoate and not during pregnancy). This is very helpful for any digestive problems and/or allergies.

Sprinkle acidophilus over food at mealtime. Especially helpful for cats who have been recently on antibiotics or have had any sort of digestive problem.

Sprinkle some Florzayme or Prozyme over meal just before serving...especially helpful when changing a cat over to fresh food from commercial food.

Feed at least twice a day. You may freeze or keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 10:12pm PST 
SassyKat's Special Dinner
(good for cats with diabetes or kidney problems)

1 egg
1 tablespoon minced, cooked green beans
1 teaspoon shredded carrot (if you substitute other vegetables, avoid the ones with a lot of natural sugars)
2 tablespoons baked chicken breast (no skin) minced
1/3 cup cooked brown rice (unrefined; wild rice is good)
1 tablespoon olive oil (good for preventing hair balls and constipation - common to diabetics)

Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon or in a blender/food processor. It's important to get the rice mixed in well so that it can't be picked out. (Diabetics need fiber and cats with kidney failure problems need to limit their protein intake so this serves two purposes.)

Cook in a small Pyrex skillet over low heat, stirring and "chopping" constantly, until the egg is at least soft-set but done.

Refrigerate in air-tight containers, such as Tupperware, RubberMaid, or Zip-Lock baggies. Use within 36 hours (refrigerated). Stores well in the freezer in Zip-Lock baggies and can be thawed and warmed simultaneously in boiling water in the bag.

Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 10:19pm PST 
Diet for the Cat with Kidney Problems

4 parts carbohydrate: Pureed barley flakes and/or baby food creamed corn
2 parts protein: Lightly broiled chicken or beef or raw organic egg yolk and cooked white - used with meat, not alone (you can also use baby food chicken)
1 part vegetable: Chopped or finely grated raw vegetable or vegetable juice (carrots, zucchini, and alfalfa sprouts are ideal).
2 tablespoons Vita-Mineral Mix
2 teaspoons soft butter

Blend the above ingredients together and store in glass jar. Each day mix the following into each meal or administer by dropper after the meal:

1/8 teaspoon mixed mineral powder
1/16 teaspoon Pet Tinic (a B vitamin and iron tonic available from the veterinarian) or 1/2 of a low-potency B complex capsule (10 mg level)
1/4 teaspoon or 1/2 tablet mixed digestive enzymes

Skylar (10-26-99 to 7-23-10)

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Purred: Mon Apr 30, '07 10:21pm PST 
Vitamin Rich Meal for Felines

1/3 c Cottage cheese
2 tb Bisques
1 tb Chopped liver
1 tb Corn oil
1 Dash iodized salt

Mix all together for 1-2 delicious cat servings.

Merlin- Kitten Paws

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Purred: Sat Jul 21, '07 10:54am PST 
Hi guys! Mom just adopted a 3mo. kitten ( she doesn't even have a name or a page yet!) She is eating Hills Kitten dry, but she doesn't like it much. She seems to like everything else! so question: Thease above are all great recipes- what can kitten kitten have? We know protein/ calcium are important concerns. Mom home cooks fur my pup brother so she wants tto know waht to do fur miss kitten..info paweese..?

Sparky

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Purred: Sun Jul 22, '07 9:45am PST 
shock Boy, these are some good recipes. Dakota doesn't eat human food, but I do. These are worth trying.

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