2 Easy Homemade Cat Treat Recipes Using Catnip

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Homemade Cat Treats Using CatnipMaking homemade cat treats is a great way to ensure you know exactly how nutritious they are, since store bought treats can contain all sorts of ingredients you’ve never even heard of.  Cats bring such joy to their owners lives that it is only natural that you would want to spoil them.  What’s one of the things that cats absolutely love?  Catnip!!

Here are two recipes using catnip that are easy to make that will have you spoiling your furry friend in no time.

This first homemade cat treat recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and makes about 24 treats.  Catnip can be purchased at most pet stores and the remainder of the ingredients can be bought at your local grocery store (unless you already have the items in your pantry which is highly possible since they are so common)!

Moist Catnip Morsels

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried catnip
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 small, finely grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine catnip, bread crumbs, meat, carrot, cheese, and brewer’s yeast in a bowl
  • Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well
  • Roll the mixture into small – sized balls and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the treats are brown and firm
  • Cool them completely and store in an airtight container and put in the refrigerator

Catnip Tuna Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 package catnip
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Grease 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray
  • Mash the tuna into small pieces, then add the flour and milk, mix well
  • Pour in the water and oil, mix well
  • Beat eggs in separate dish until egg gets a foamy texture then add to the mixture, mix well (the dough mix will be sticky)
  • Shape dough into small bite size balls.
  • Put balls on greased cookie sheets and flatten them with your hand
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove treats from oven, wait five minutes and turn treats over and bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown
  • Place on rack to cool completely
  • Put treats in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator

Cats will love these homemade catnip treats and you’ll love spoiling them with something nutritious!