Homemade Cat Treats Recipe

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Last Updated on May 8, 2021 by ellen

If you’re wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

I always love treating our cat to a few special foods. And, it’s possible to safely feed your cat people food as well.

If you have a kitten that you’re trying to feed, you may want to keep some of this kitten milk replacer on hand.

If you're wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

Homemade Cat Treats Recipe

It’s so much fun to make DIY cat treats.  Your kitty will love the special attention that you give them. 

Even if you have a picky kitty, they are sure to come running when they know you have these snacks for them to enjoy. 

What do I need to make homemade cat treats?

So, these tuna puff cat treats only have three simple ingredients. But, you will also need these tools:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone sheet
  • Food processor
  • Rolling pin
  • Mini cookie cutter

If you're wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

Frequently asked questions

  • How many treats in a serving? One treat is a serving.
  • Can I use oat flour? Yes, you can use oat flour, pea flour, or whole wheat flour.
  • Can cats eat eggs? Yes, eggs are good for their skin and fur.

Benefits of making homemade cat treats with tuna

  • I know exactly what’s in them.
  • They are made with all-natural ingredients.
  • They are easy to make and I can adjust the recipe size as needed.

So, all you need to make this homemade cat treats is flour, egg, and tuna. That’s it. There are only three ingredients. You could even eat them yourself if you really wanted to.

tuna, egg, and flour on the counter

Do I have to use tuna in this recipe?

No, you will need to use some type of oily fish because the oil helps keep the dough together. But, you could use mackerel or salmon if you prefer. Either of those will work well.

How long do homemade cat treats last?

You will need to store these in a container with a tightly fitting lid. If you do that, you can keep these in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

You can put them in a freezer bag and keep them in the freezer for a few months if you have more than you can easily use.

What type of cookie-cutter should I use?

Any 1/2″ to 3/4″ cookie cutter will work. I plan on getting one of these goldfish cookie cutters to use. If you don’t have a cookie-cutter, you can use a butter knife to cut the treats into small squares. 

Or, you can use a pizza cutter wheel to cut these into squares as well. Just make sure they are small enough for your cat to eat comfortably.

Is it OK for my cat to eat canned tuna?

Too much tuna isn’t good for your cat because it isn’t a balanced diet. These should be served as treats, not as cat food or a large part of their diet. 

Your cat should still eat their traditional canned or kibble cat food. These treats are only intended to be a snack. Don’t let them fill up on them.

step by step photos to make this recipe

How to make homemade cat treats

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor blend tuna, water and egg.
  3. Add in flour and mix well.
  4. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin until it is about as thick as pie crust.
  5. Using a knife, mini cookie cutter or another small shaped object cut the dough into shapes/small pieces.
  6. Place cut pieces on a lined cookie sheet. I like to use a silicone mat on mine. Make sure they are not touching.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until puffy and lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to totally cool before placing in an airtight container.

If you're wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

Yield: 50

Homemade Cat Treats Recipe

If you're wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

If you're wondering how to make homemade cat treats, check out these homemade treats your cat will love. Try them today.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 oz Tuna Drained (no salt added kind - a 4 oz can of tuna drained ends up being about 3 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp Tuna Water (no salt added kind)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Extra Flour For Dusting Dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor blend tuna, water and egg.
  3. 3: Add in flour and mix well.
  4. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin until it is about as thick as pie crust.
  5. Using a knife, mini cookie cutter or another small shaped object cut the dough into shapes/small pieces.
  6. Place cut pieces on a lined cookie sheet. I like to use a silicone mat on mine. Make sure they are not touching.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until puffy and lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to totally cool before placing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

50

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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