How to Make Organic Spinach and Chicken Cat Treats

If recent health scares have made you leery about purchasing commercially made pet food and treats, consider making your cat’s treats at home. Take the feeding process one-step further by making healthy, but also organic treats to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. steamed organic chicken thighs (skinless and boneless)
  • 1-cup fresh organic spinach leaves
  • 1-cup quick cook organic oatmeal
  • 1 brown organic egg
  • 1 tbsp. organic catnip
  • 1/4 cup flour

Steps

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    Preheat oven to 350F.
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    Steam chicken thighs until fully cooked. Check thighs periodically by cutting into them to ensure the meat is completely white. If you detect any pink areas, continue to cook.
    • Remove chicken from heat and place on a plate. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before handling.
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    Place chicken, oatmeal, spinach leaves, egg and catnip in a blender or food processor and combine. Either pulse together or mix on low until ingredients are fully integrated.
    • Texture should be slightly chunky, similar to wet sand.
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    Keep mixture in the bowl or transfer to another bowl and add flour.
    • Knead well until dough is no longer sticky and easy to manage. Should be the consistency of sugar cookie dough.
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    Roll dough out on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Use a small cookie cutter to create shapes so treats are not too large.
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    Place shapes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
    • Allow treats to cool before serving to your pet.

Tips

  • If your cat cannot or does not like chicken, substitute for organic tuna or salmon
  • You can add a dash of salt or sugar to the mixture before baking to add more flavor.

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Categories: Feeding Cats