How to Make No Bake Cat Treats

Three Methods:Tuna no-bake ballsTuna and cheese no-bake ballsChicken no-bake treat balls

No-bake cat treats are the fun and easy way to produce delicious morsels to reward your feline friend. Your cats will love them.

Method 1
Tuna no-bake balls

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    Gather the ingredients. You'll need:
    • 1 can tuna
    • Dry cat food (biscuits)
    • Dried catnip
    • Mayonnaise.
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    Open the can of tuna. Drain the liquid from it.
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    Place the drained tuna onto a plate.
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    Crush up a handful of cat dry food. Add some dry catnip and mix together. Put the resulting mixture on the plate with the tuna.
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    Add a dollop of mayo on top of the tuna.
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    Mix everything together. Combine all of the ingredients well.
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    Shape the mixture into little balls. Or, you can make them into whatever shape you want.
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    Place in the fridge to set. Once set, they can be served to kitty as a treat.
    • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within one week.

Method 2
Tuna and cheese no-bake balls

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    Gather the ingredients. You will need:
    • 1/4 cup oats
    • 1/3 cup peas (canned or thawed/frozen)
    • 1/2 cup canned tuna (not drained)
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • A little olive oil to help form a dough.
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    Place all of the ingredients into the food processor. Process until combined as a smooth dough. You may need to add a little olive oil to help it form the dough.
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    Remove the dough. Place on a work surface.
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    Pull off little pieces and form small balls. Make the balls about 1/2" in diameter.
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    Refrigerate to firm. Once firm, they can be fed as treats.
    • Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • This makes about 2 dozen little cat treat balls.

Method 3
Chicken no-bake treat balls

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    Gather the ingredients. You will need:
    • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
    • 2 cups cream cheese
    • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes.
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    Place all of the ingredients into the food processor.
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    Process completely to mix the ingredients. A paste should form.
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    Remove from the processor. Place on a paper plate and put into the refrigerator to firm up. Leave for at least one hour.
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    Make small balls from the mixture. Pull off small pieces and roll into little balls.
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    Arrange the balls on a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment/baking paper. Continue until all of the mixture has been used up.
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    Place in the freezer. Allow to freeze completely.
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    Remove from the freezer. Transfer to freezer bags. Label and date the bags and return to the freezer.
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    Use as needed. Allow to thaw slightly before giving to your cat.

Tips

  • Try making your own variations of no-bake balls with cooked meat leftovers, etc. Notice what your cat seems to enjoy eating the most and turn that into no-bake balls.

Warnings

  • Lactose intolerant cats may experience diarrhea if using dairy products in the no-bake balls. Discontinue feeding if this occurs. Make the balls without cheese if this is a problem.
  • Do not feed cats too much tuna. Cats find it addictive, which can make it hard to turn them back to a more nutritious diet. Too much tuna and nothing else will result in a nutrient deficient diet. Also, too much tuna can carry high levels of mercury.[1]

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Categories: Feeding Cats