Make your own Cat Treats

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Yummy treats!

Pet stores are full of cat treats.  But did you know that you can make your own healthy kitty treats at home, and you can be sure of the ingredients you are feeding your cat!  I found these recipes on Pet Place.com – they will help you find a way to your cat’s heart, and keep him healthy!

Savory Cheese Treats

•   3/4 cup white flour
•   3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
•   5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
•   1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
•   1/4 cup cornmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cheeses and yoghurt.  Add flour and cornmeal.  If needed, add a small amount of water to create a nice dough.   Knead dough into a ball and roll to ¼ inch.  Cut into one inch pieces and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 25 minutes – makes 2 dozen

Chick N’Biscuits

•   1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
•   1/2 cup chicken broth
•   1 cup whole wheat flour
•   1/3 cup cornmeal
•   1 tablespoon soft margarine

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes – makes 18 cookies.

Crispy Liver Morsels

•  1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
•  1/4 cup water
•  1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
•  1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
•  1 tablespoon soft margarine

Preheat oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes – makes 12 cookies.

Tuna Tidbits

•  6 ounce can of tuna
•  1/4 cup water drained from tuna
•  3 T cooked egg white, chopped
•  1/4 cup cornmeal
•  1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough.  Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch pieces.  Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes – makes 12 cookies.

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