Tofu for Cats
Say goodbye to stinky wet cat food. Serve tofu!
Cats are protein-hungry little monsters. If you flavor tofu appropriately, your feline friend will gobble it up.
Here are three easy tofu recipes for cats. Each recipe is very nutritious and easy to prepare. No cooking required!
Tips about feline nutrition are provided after the recipes.
Recipe #1: Tofu & Egg
This recipe includes tofu for protein, oil for healthy skin and joints, and egg yolk for extra nutrients. Simply mash together the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of firm tofu
- 1/4 yolk of a hard-boiled egg
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil or canola oil
This cat food recipe makes enough for one or two meals. You can double the recipe and save food for a day or so.
If you save some tofu for later, be sure to keep it tightly sealed and refrigerated. Tofu goes bad quickly.
Recipe #2: Tofu & Avocado
This recipe is almost as easy as opening a cat food can. It's nutritious too: the tofu provides protein while the avocado provides Vitamin E for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of firm tofu
- 1 small avocado
Mash the ingredients together and serve. Prepare for purrs!
Recipe #3: Tofu & Kelp
This recipe contains ingredients that most Americans don't normally use: kelp, dulse and nutritional yeast. You can get these ingredients at natural food stores.
- 1 block of firm tofu (12 ounces)
- 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast (it tastes cheesy)
- 1 teaspoon of kelp
- 1 teaspoon of dulse (that's a seaweed snack)
- 1 tbsp of olive oil or canola oil
That's it! Serve the meal and watch your kitty go crazy.
Nutrition for Cats
Would you like to abandon processed cat food? Homemade meals can support a cat's long and healthy life. However, you need to educate yourself about cat nutrition. Omitting certain nutrients from a cat's diet can be fatal. Fortunately, there are now multivitamins for cats! These even make it possible to raise a healthy vegetarian cat.
What's in a cat vitamin? Most cat vitamins include taurine along with calcium and other familiar nutrients. Taurine is an amino acid that's essential to healthy vision. Unlike dogs and people, cats can't synthesize the compound themselves. That's why it's important to give taurine supplements if your cat isn't catching mice or eating other meat. Also, cat vitamins may contain ingredients to help regulate your kitty's PH. That's because meat and vegetable proteins have different acidities. Vegetable protein that isn't balanced with a supplement could cause a urinary tract infection.
If you decide to feed your cat exclusively homemade meals - vegetarian or not - be sure to consult with a veterinarian. Then you can provide an ideally balanced diet.
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