We spend a lot of money on treats for our lovely cat Molly moo.
Picture for you:
She’s a gorgeous short haired tortoiseshell.
I’m not overly precious about what I eat but I do care what she eats as it’s not like she can decide she doesn’t like or is allergic to things to and tell me!
Therefore, the recipe challenge for this week was to find a recipe where I could make and entirely control what she was eating. I figured it’s probably best to start slowly as cat food itself I presume is designed to give cat’s a balanced diet (or that’s what the vet said anyway).
I found a lot of recipes but equally I didn’t want to try something I know she’s never eaten before just in case.
So this is a combination of a few recipes I found and trusted:
- 200g of oat flour
- 100g cornmeal
- 1 large tin of drained tuna
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp of cat nip
- The best way to make oat flour if you can’t find it is to grind down using a food processor some porridge oats
- Mix everything else in with the ground oats and keep blending until reach a relatively dry and non-sticky mixture
- I tried two methods of shaping which is rolling into little balls and pressing into a baking tin and cut into small squares
- Bake for 15 minutes at 190 degrees c but make sure they are completely cooked so they will store nicely dried out
It was a good sign that Molly was walking up and down in front of the oven like she does when we have a chicken in the oven.
Initial thoughts are that she loves them but I think maybe they won’t last that long in the jar as they are made of fish. I’ll keep them for the next couple of weeks and feedback on how we get on.
Here’s a lovely jar you can buy to store them in:
Jam jar labels:
Some Cat Nip: