In their most recent newsletter, Banfield published a recipe for "Mouse Burgers" that you can prepare for your cat occasionally as a special treat.
RECIPE: Mouse Burgers
When your kitty brings you fresh "kill" (her favorite plastic mouse or jingle ball), it's nice to reward such adventurous and strenuous activity with Mouse Burgers, a special treat for your favorite feline.
As with all treats, this recipe is not meant as a replacement or substitute for your cat's regular diet. Do not feed it to cats currently on a prescription or restricted diet.
- 3 oz. Lean beef or chicken, finely ground
- 2 T Dry oatmeal
- 1 Egg, beaten with a fork
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh catnip, finely chopped OR 1/4 tsp. dried catnip finely chopped. Use only one version of catnip. Do not use both.
- Knead the ingredients together very thoroughly for approximately one minute.
- Form the dough into one flat oval.
- Broil the dough for 5 to7 minutes, turning frequently until it is cooked completely and the outside is crisp.
- Cool for approximately half an hour.
- Slice into bite-sized chunks and feed a few pieces at a time to your cat as a treat.
- Refrigerate the unused portion; use within three days of cooking.
Banfield veterinarians recommend that this treat only be fed to cats:
- In small amounts, occasionally.
- Not as a substitute for an appropriate diet.
And, as always, consult with your veterinarian before making changes to your Pet's diet.