Make Your Own Cat Food

These recipes are suitable for use purely as occasional meals or treats for your cat. They are not nutritionally complete meals for regular daily use!

SIMPLE CHICKEN PATE

Ingredients:

  • 128g Cooked Chicken Leftovers
  • 32g Cooked Broccoli Stems
  • 32g Carrot Peelings
  • Chicken Broth made from Chicken carcass
Method:

Add chicken carcass to a saucepan, boil for 30 minutes and strain off liquid. (Discard remaining carcass and all bones).

Place listed ingredients in a food processor with several tablespoons of chicken broth.

Puree or crumble the ingredients until it resembles pâté cat food. Gradually add broth until mixture is smooth but not soupy.

Keep in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for later use.

Serve your cat’s homemade chicken pâté at room temperature.

SARDINE & OAT PORRIDGE

Ingredients:

  • 40g Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tin Sardines in Spring Water
  • 350ml (1½ cups) Water
Method:

Add rolled oats and water to a deep microwave-proof bowl and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Once thickened and cooked, allow to cool.

Drain water from the sardines and mash with a fork.

Combine porridge with mashed sardines and mix well.

Keep in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for later use.

Serve your cat’s meal at room temperature.

CHICKEN & TUNA DINNER

Ingredients:

  • 140g Cooked Chicken Leftovers
  • 1 Can Tuna in Oil *
  • 10g Carrot/Sweet Potato/Parsnip Peelings
  • 30g Brown Rice
Method:

Cook the rice and add to a mixing bowl.

Blend in the tuna and oil. * (Next time you cook fish for yourself or your family, save a small piece of cooked fish and freeze for next time you make this meal. Use cooked fish
instead of tinned tuna and add a little olive oil).

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend.

Keep in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for later use.

Serve your cat’s homemade chicken & tuna dinner at room temperature.

SCRAMBLED KITTY OMELETTE

Ingredients:

  • 85g Lean Meat Leftovers (Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Turkey) (Not cooked in gravy or sauces)!
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 20g Cooked and Mashed Vegetable Leftovers (no onions, leeks, salt or pepper)
Method:

Scramble eggs using water instead of milk.

Finely chop meat leftovers.

Mix ingredients together until well combined.

Keep in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for later use.

Serve your cat’s scrambled kitty omelette at room temperature.

All recipes created by Gerald Pepin for The One Show.
Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

The Cat Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified animal nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade cat food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most animal health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing our domestic pets. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.

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