Chicken Cat Cookies

March 10, 2013

If your cat is as picky as Lucy and Chico,  it isn’t easy to find treats they will eat.  Chico often sniffs at a treat and then walks away.  He prefers small bites of cheese or meat.  Lucy, my junk-food junkie, would only eat one brand of a commercial cat treat that contained ingredients I didn’t like.

Since I already spent time in the kitchen making special treats for my dogs, it seemed logical to do the same for the kitties.  There was a lot of trial and error before I found a few that pleased both of my fussy felines.  Chicken Cookies are one of their favorites.

Ingredients:

½ – ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ Cup Non-Fat Powdered Milk
½ Cup Cooked Chicken, Chopped Into Small Pieces
1 Tbsp. Cod Liver Oil (You can substitute vegetable oil)
1 Egg, Beaten
¼ Cup Water

In a large bowl, mash the chicken.  Add the flour and dry milk and mix well.  Stir in the water, oil and eggs and mix well.  The mixture will be very sticky at this point.  Shape into ½ inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet or stone.  Press the balls with the back of a fork to flatten.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

When I serve these treats to my cats, I break them into 4 pieces – two for each cat.

 

 


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Robert Leslie May 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm

I’m a Paleo fan, and, truly, don’t know if this is applicable to cats, but gluten, as in Wheat, is downright poisonous to people. This means all people. Though some have larger or smaller problems with gluten, and have (more or less) immediate problems, gluten affects everyone adversely in the long term; so much so that it is highly recommended that you do without out it entirely. As to Wheat, there is also a compound (left in) in whole grain that is what is known as an antinutrient, that blocks the normal assimilation of magnesium in the body. Also, gluten is found in other grains as well, the short list being: Barley, including Malt, Rye, and in lesser quantity Spelt, and Kamut; in addition Oats, Sorgum, and Millet have a protein(s) so like gluten as to make no difference to an allergy. Worse, it has recently been discovered (thru Celiac disease research) that there is a second..or at Least one more..protein in Wheat that is even Worse than gluten in all the worst aspects.

Hope this is apropos and helps you out some..as a small return for your interest in our loved pets. As a ps..if you would like to check out some of the Paleo (diet) things for yourself simply search the word to find dozens of very informative sites..such as The Healthy Home Economist.

Yours,
Robert Leslie

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