Does anyone have a good recipe for a healty, homemade cat food?
My cat seems to become sick on even the most expensive cat food, canned or dry. Anyone make their own?
I wanted one too and found this online that sounded good but I have not yet tried it. >
A cat's daily diet should consist of four parts protein to one- two parts carbohydrates
It can be fed raw or lightly cooked depending on your cat and situation. Be sure never to feed any animal cooked bones. Always chop finely or blend raw vegetables to break down cell walls and make them digestible for your feline friend.
One part of protein is equal to
2 oz. meat or fish
1 medium egg
1/2 cup yogurt- note that 1/2 cup of yogurt counts as 1 unit of carbohydrate as well
1/3 cup cottage cheese- note that 1/3 cup of cottage cheese counts as 1 unit of carbohydrate as well
2 oz. organ meat-you can feed up to one unit of organ meat several times a week if desired.
You need to feed 1 to 2 units of carbohydrates per day
One part of carbohydrate is equal to
1 cup vegetables such as-broccoli, Brussel sprouts, green beans, peas, cabbage, spinach, squashes
1/2 cup fruits such as-melons, berries, bananas, tomatoes, apples; also carrots at 1/2 cup.
1/4 cup cooked beans, lentils or chick peas
1/3 cup of grains such as-oatmeal or barley can be added if you wish. These are the best of the grain type carbohydrates for a cat but note that grains in general are the least favorable type of carbohydrate. Try to limit or avoid these carbohydrates if your cat allows . Whole wheat pasta or brown rice are other options although not preferred.
1/2 teaspoon bone meal
Multivitamin for cats- whole food source is preferred. Your cat should be supplemented with 50-100 mg of taurine per day depending on the size of cat. Meat loses much of its taurine content when cooked. Check your multi to see if it is supplied or if you need an additional supplement.
500-1000 mg fish oil
Antioxidants as directed for felines
Note that this diet will not be adequate or appropriate for all cats. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before beginning this or any other new diet for your cat.
Hope you will let us know if you try it how it works out and if your cat liked it.
While I haven't yet tried making my own, the key to healthy cat food is to go grain-free. Because of a lack of time, I gave up on homemade and switched to Wellness Core products (I use wet food because it's better for hairballs, but I think they also make a dry version).
Cats are obligate carnivores. When looking for a recipe, you'll want one that's very low in grains/starches, low in fiber (on a true "natural" diet, a feline's only source of grain or fiber is whatever's left in the stomach of their prey), and contains essential vitamins like taurine (critical for optical, digestive and cardiac health), B-12, and vitamin A (found in liver and egg yolks).
The recipe found here: http://catinfo.org/?link=makingcatfood looks like it would be very good for everyday feeding as it has no grain, minimal fiber, and all the necessary vitamins. (Cats MUST have taurine to stay healthy! Lack of it may even cause blindness and retinal deterioration.)
That link also features advice on getting your cats used to the taste of homemade cat food, and the raw vs. cooked argument.
I doctor up cat food with baby food veggies and sprinkle some dry food on top. I also drizzle turkey or chicken gravy on top of cat food. I buy all different kinds - expensive to cheap. When I buy tuna fish - I drain the water out into a small bowl and every cat I have owned loves this. I also mash potatoes, peas, etc.. my veggies and add to dry food. My cats are healthy and have beautiful eyes and fur. I bought a multi-vitamin at PetSmart and this is a new idea - not everyday but a couple times a week. Paul Newman's cat food is a big favorite - too.
Basic information cat nutrition and a simple recipe for homemade cat food is provided. Always check with your vet before starting your pet on any homemade diet. read more
by Wombara 7 years ago
Does anyone have any ideas why may cat likes to roll on his back on the floor?
by Karen Metz 8 years ago
Does anyone have a recipe for a homemade stir fry sauce that will go on a chicken stir fry?
by Selina Kyle 6 years ago
Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade pizza dough?
by Sparklea 4 years ago
Does anyone have a cat with diabetes?The cat is on 3 units of insulin twice a day. He follows me all over the house meowing for food all day long. I am so worried about him.
by Charlu 6 years ago
Does anyone have a good guacamole recipe? Found one that was 90 minutes to prepare, is that normal?I was in the store yesterday and they had free samples of fresh avocado (it was so good) and tomatoes. Then when I got home I thought why not make some guacamole because I love it and remembered...
by smiileyfacexo 6 years ago
What can you do with this Spam food product? Does anyone have any recipes using Spam?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|