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DIY Recipe: Tuna-Pumpkin Cat Treats

Put the “treat” in trick or treat for your cat this Halloween when you serve up these tuna-pumpkin cat treats by Animallama blogger Monika.

Tuna-pumpkin cat treats.
Tuna-pumpkin cat treats.
Last Updated on November 30, 2023 by Catster Editorial Team

DIY Recipe: Tuna-Pumpkin Cat Treats

Your cat won’t be able to resist these delicious treats I found — created by Animallama blogger Monika.*

woman positively training a cat with treats
Image Credit: Andriy Blokhin, Shutterstock

What you’ll need:

  • 5 ounces of tuna
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoons canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried catnip (optional)
  • 1 cup oat flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Roast the tuna and pumpkin until thoroughly blended, then cool and stir.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, then add peeled and grated carrot, catnip, olive oil, tuna and pumpkin. Add the oat flour and mix until dough forms. Let sit for five minutes.
  4. Spread the dough up to an inch thick, and cut with molds of your choice.
  5. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, and let them cool to room temperature.
  6. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

✴ Adapted with permission from Monika at You can also find more of her yummy recipes at

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Thumbnail: Photography courtesy Annie Butler Shirreffs. 

About the Author

Annie Butler Shirreffs
Annie Butler Shirreffs
Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for more than 20 years and is currently the executive editor of Catster magazine and contributing editor on Dogster magazine. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their four cats, Agatha, Mathilda, Jack and Marty, and an ever-changing clowder of foster kittens, all of whom enjoy being testers for cool, new products.

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