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Cat Treats for Socks

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By Mel Boone | Nov 13, 2019

 

It was the last week of August when it happened. I was adopted by a gray tabby with four white paws. I don’t know where he came from, he just happened to be there as I walked out the back door. He was a half grown kitten with the personality full of joy and love. He’s such a charmer that he won the hearts and minds of both of my Jack Russell dogs. Now there’s not a moment that goes by when you see me walking two dogs on a leash and a kitten right beside them.

I don’t mind Socks being there and I don’t mind feeding him cat food. I did have one problem. As much as I enjoy making homemade dog treats for Jake and Buddy, the recipe books that I have on hand for homemade treats were just for dogs. Not one single recipe for cat treats.

Well, I guess the internet and google saved the day for me. I found plenty of cat recipes online, some of which that included cat nip. Let’s face it, as a dog owner, cat nip isn’t something that I keep on hand in my pantry.

Finally, I found the following recipe that saved the day. Although it does call for a jar of chicken and brown rice baby food, you can substitute something meaty, including canned wet cat food. I used some chicken and rice that I had left over from lunch. I hope  that the cat lovers out there find this internet find handy. I has the Socks seal of approval!

Chewy Cat Treat

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 14 oz jar chicken and brown rice baby food, may substitute with something meaty, including canned cat food
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2T water
  • 1c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c. of rice, your choice of brown or white

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Make sure your rack is in the middle of oven. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix first four ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Then add rice and rice flour, stir. When you’re done, the mix should be thick but spreadable.
  3. Spread your mix onto prepared baking sheet, 1/3 of an inch thick. Bake 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, let cool and slice into bite size pieces. Return to oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool  completely. Store in airtight container in your refrigerator.

This is a wonderful recipe that Sock really loves. The creator of this recipe is a genius!

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