Homemade pet treats

Recently I came across an article in the Every Day with Rachael Ray
magazine with a recipe to make cat treats. I love my kitties, they sounded simple to make, so I
decided, why not give it a try.

Here is the recipe:

3/4 cup flour
1 can (5oz) tuna in
water
2 tbsp canned puree pumpkin
1 tsp dried catnip

Combine all
the ingredients and mix till it becomes a dough. Now the recipe called for
pinching off bite size pieces with floured hands, but I found it much simpler
and faster to make “logs” out of the dough and use a pair of scissors to make
the bite size bits. These bits were then put on a greased cookie sheet and baked
at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. And after they were done cooling, I stored
them in an air tight container in the fridge.

The pumpkin in these treats
is great for helping with hairballs in cats. Our male cat turned his nose up at
the treats, but then again he turns his nose up at most things. Our female cat
was very interested in them. Then I thought, I have so many (as I made a double
batch, don’t! LOL it makes a lot.), I wounder if they would be okay for the dog. Not only are they okay but
also very healthy for him too. Did you know the effect of catnip on dogs
includes helping with nervousness and soothing troubled tummies!?!?!

Why
not whip up a (single) batch for your furry friend, be they cat or dog!

10 thoughts on “Homemade pet treats

  1. How cool! I've never made my own pet treats before so this looks interesting. I didn't know catnip was good for dogs! I think my dog would love these. The cats actually aren't too big on treats, but they do love seafood so they might like these as well.

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