100 recipes for your cats

Recipes 21- 40

21. FELINE HASH

1 cup cooked ground beef

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

6 tbl. alfalfa sprouts

3/4 cup cream-style cottage cheese

Mix together and serve.


22. FELINE WEIGHT LOSS DIET

1 pound of minced or chunky lean meat: turkey, chicken heart etc. with a little liver from time to time. 

1 cup of cooked rice or 1-1/2 cups 10 oz. Or cooked potatoes 1/2 cup oat or wheat bran or vegetables such as peas, beans carrots and corn 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil 1, 800 mg of calcium, 1 tablespoon of bone meal or 1 teaspoon of eggshell powder cat vitamins


23. FINICKY EATERS MEAL

1 cup chicken, boiled or microwaved 1/4 cup fresh broccoli, steamed 1/4 cup shredded carrots, steamed Chicken broth Mix ingredients with enough chicken broth to hold together. This same recipe can be used with fish (broil or microwave until it flakes.) You can also vary the recipe by adding rice or other vegetables.


24. FLEA REPELLENT SLEEP PILLOWS

2 parts sage or rosemary

1 part catnip

1 part chamomile

Herbs may be used cut or whole. Mix enough to stuff a 2-foot square pillow for a cat or a 3-foot square (or larger) pillow for a dog. Sew the pillowcase out of a tough, washable fabric such as denim.


25. FOOD FOR FELINES

1/3 cup cottage cheese 

2 tbs Bisquick

1 tbs chopped liver

1 tbs corn oil

1 Dash iodized salt

Mix all together for 1-2 delicious cat servings


26. GLOP ( KITTY PUDDING)

This pudding is rich in calcium and can be fed as a supplement for weaning kittens, lactating queens, or sick cats. It can also be used to put weight on show cats.

0.35oz (10 grams) unflavored gelatin 

8.45oz (250ml) boiling water 

8.45 oz (250ml) evaporated milk (or goat’s milk) 

2 egg yolks (discard the whites) 

2 tablespoons high-calorie mayonnaise 

2 tablespoons plain yogurt 

2 tablespoons corn syrup 

1 capsule acidophilus (or use acidophilus yogurt) Cat vitamins

Dissolve gelatin in 8.45oz (250ml) boiling water and leave to cool. Add all remaining ingredients to cooled gelatin. Place the mixture in the refrigerator. The mixture will gel as it cools and can be scooped out as required. Warm the mixture slightly in the microwave before serving. Do not return heated mixture to the main supply. Mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for seven days or frozen until needed.


27. HAM IT UP CAT TREATS

1 jar (2-1/2ounces) strained ham baby food

5/8 cup wheat germ

5/8 cup non-fat milk powder

1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Mix baby food, wheat germ, milk powder, and egg in medium bowl. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag and place in refrigerator or freezer.

MAKES 2-1/2 to 3 dozen

NOTE: Beef or chicken baby food may be substituted for ham baby food.


28. HEALTHY POWDER

2 cups nutritional (torula) yeast

1 cup lecithin granules

1/4 cup kelp powder

1/4 cup bonemeal (or 9,000 milligrams calcium or 5 teaspoons eggshell powder)

1,000 milligrams vitamin C (ground) or ¼ teaspoon sodium ascorbate (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a 1-quart container and refrigerate. Add to each recipe. You may also add this mixture to commercial food as follows: 1 to 2 teaspoons per day for cats.


 29. HERBAL FLEA POWDER

1 part eucalyptus powder

1 part pennyroyal powder (use sage or rosemary for cats)

1 part fennel powder 1 part yellow dock powder

Combine all ingredients in a shaker top jar and shake to mix. Apply to your pet's fur by brushing backward with your hand or comb and sprinkling the powder into the roots of the hairs. Concentrate on the neck, back, and belly. Use just enough to add a little odor to the hairs.

For severe flea infestations, treat daily; otherwise, use two or three times a week.


30. HOMEMADE MEAL

1/4 pound liver (beef, chicken or pork only)

2 large hard-cooked eggs

2 cups cooked white rice without salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon (5 grams) calcium carbonate

1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)

Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline MDR for all vitamins and trace minerals and 250mg taurine/day. Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and the palatability may be improved by adding some water.


31. INFANT KITTEN FORMULA

1 can evaporated milk (or 1 can goat's milk)

1 cup Pedialyte (or generic equivalent, unflavored)

1 whole egg 1 packet unflavored gelatin

1/2 teaspoon liquid infant vitamins

Blend together. Heat small amounts in microwave to "wrist comfortable" temperature immediately before administering. Store leftovers in refrigerator no longer than 72 hours. Blend before serving each time.

To administer, use a syringe without needle or use a kitten feeding bottle. Start with small amounts and work up gradually as kitten grows. Administer once every two hours during first two weeks, every three during third week, every four during fourth week. During fourth week, start blending a small can of high quality ground kitten food into the mixture.


32. KIDNEY PROBLEMS DIET

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 Tonic (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

Once a week give:

400 units of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) A capsule containing 10,000 units vitamin A and 400 units vitamin D.


33. KIPPER SUPREME

4 oz cooked kipper

1 cup leftover cooked root vegetables

2 eggs a little milk

1/2 cup grated cheese

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees*. Mash together the fish and vegetables. Put the mixture into an oiled baking pan. Beat the eggs, milk and cheese together, and pour on top of the fish mixture. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the outside, is firm but the inside is reasonably soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.


34. KITTEN MILK

13 ounces unflavored Pedialyte

12 ounces evaporated milk

8 ounces plain yogurt (1% milkfat NOT light)

2-1/2 ounces lamb baby food

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons Karo white corn syrup

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix well. Put milk into Nurse-Maid pet nursing bottle (found at Wal-Mart) and heat to lukewarm. Test on the inside of your wrist. Be sure to stir the milk in the container each time before you refill the bottle. Put remaining milk into 8 ounce containers and freeze until needed. Two-week-old kittens will drink about 1/2 ounce every 4 hours. Four-week-old kittens will drink about 1 to 1-1/2 ounces every five hours.


35. KITTY TREATS

1-1/2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup tuna oil, chicken or beef bouillon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients into a dough. Dust hands with flour and form small, 1/2-inch-thick, round "biscuits". Set on greased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes (or until biscuits are slightly browned).

Cool 30 minutes before serving.


36. KITTIES FAVORITE TREATS

1-1/2 cups cooked chicken or turkey

1 large egg

2 Tbl. chicken broth

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

In a blender or processor whirl chicken, egg and broth until smooth. Scrape into bowl. Add cornmeal and 1/2 cup flour, stir until moistened. Cover dough and refrigerate at least 2 hrs. Then roll out 1/4 in thick on lightly floured board. Cut into 1/2 in squares or triangles. Scatter on 3 greased 12 x 15 baking sheets. Bake at 350 until golden (about 15 min.) Remove from oven, stir in pans and let cool. Refrigerate airtight up to 2 weeks, freeze for longer storage. Makes about 3 cups.


37. KITTY BISCUITS

1 pound liver, organs, or other meat

2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

2 cups bran

1/4 cup cooking oil

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Cover meat with cold water and bring to a boil. Immediately lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove meat from water and let cool; retain water.

When meat is completely cool, chop into 1-inch pieces and grind in food processor, chop in a blender, or process through a meat grinder until it is finely ground. Mix ground meat, bran, oatmeal, and oil, adding the cooking water from the meat as necessary to make a thick dough. Avoid using any more liquid than needed to make a dough that is coarse and just wet enough to work with. Shape the dough into flattened balls or little bone shapes and arrange on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 3 hours. Then, turn off the heat and let the biscuits cool in the oven to ensure they are hard and crunchy.

Let the biscuits air dry for 24 hours and store in an airtight container on the shelf for up to 4 weeks. NOTE: When making this recipe for cats, shape the biscuits into tiny bits for easy chewing.

HINT: A good idea for getting the meat for this recipe is to save organs from chickens, turkeys, etc. in a plastic bag in the freezer until you have enough to make this yummy treat.


38. KITTY BREAKFAST

3 eggs

2 tbs.

3 tbs. grated cheese

1 tbs. margarine

Beat eggs and yolks together. Stir in the grated cheese. Melt the margarine in a frying pan until sizzling. Add the egg mixture, stirring continuously until cooked.


39. KITTY CATNIP COOKIES

1 cup whole-wheat flour

2 tablespoons wheat germ

1/4 cup soy flour

1/3 cup confectioners' milk

1 tablespoon kelp

1/2 teaspoon bonemeal

1 teaspoon crushed dried catnip leaves

1 tablespoon sulfured molasses

1 egg

2 tablespoons oil, butter or fat

1/3 cup milk or water

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the molasses, egg, oil, butter or fat and milk or water. Roll out flat on an oiled cookie sheet and cut into narrow strips or ribbons. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Break into pea-size pieces, suitable for cats. Good for treats, exercising gums and cleaning teeth, but too low in protein to use for regular fare.


40. KITTY COOKIES

1 cup whole wheat flour 

1/4 cup soy flour 

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons wheat germ

1/3 cup powdered milk

1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses

2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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.

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