Cats know exactly what they want and exactly what they like. And they will most certainly let you know what food hits the mark or not 😉
If you find that your feline friends turn their nose up at most shop bought cat foods, you may want to consider making your own food for your cats. That way you can trace the “footprint” of your cat’s din dins – knowing exactly where it came from and ensuring that they get the right balance of nutrition that keeps them healthy. And what’s more, the feline species of your household will be greatful to you for a home cooked meal.
Check out the two recipes below. The first video shows you how to make a meal for cats using carrots, chicken breast and beef. And the second video shows you how to make a cat-friendly broth simply from chicken bones and carcass, without any salt, herbs or spices.
A slow-cooker or crock pot most definitely comes in handy if you’re going to be making your own cat food, as does canning jars, ice cube trays or freezer bags (ice cube bags come in handy for storing broth) so you can make a batch of broth and freeze it.
As you become more familiar with making your own cat food, you can start to experiment with meat and fish ensuring that your cat’s get variety in their meals. You can also add rice too.
It is not necessary to add nutritional supplements to the cat food as your furry friends will not thank you for it. To ensure that your cat gets enough taurine in the meals that you make, add darker meats. Muscle meat contains fairly high amounts of taurine. The amount of taurine in meat depends on how much work the muscle does. Darker meat indicates hard working muscles thus higher levels of taurine. Dark poultry meat cuts are the drumstick and thighs.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com