This Catnip Cat Treats Recipe takes just 30 minutes to make! Feel good about what you feed your cat with these yummy treats which can made with items you already have at home.
If you have a cat then you know how much you can come to love them and how you want to do things that make them happy. One of the things that makes my cat happy is eating her cat food. She also loves these Homemade Cat Treats that I make her, but to add some variety, I created a different cat treat recipe that contains catnip. If there anything my cat can't get enough of, it's catnip!
They treats contain flour (like most store bought treats) which our vet has said is fine for our cat. Consult with your vet before giving your pet homemade treats.
Most of the ingredients that you will need to make these treats are things you probably already have at home. Most cat owners already have catnip and this recipe uses just ½ tablespoon. A little goes a long way! Tuna, flour, wheat flour, wheat germ, and an egg complete the recipe.
How to make this recipe for cat treats
The cat treats take just minutes to make. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
After mixing the ingredients, you will have a sticky dough. Turn it on a floured surface and break off small pieces and roll them into balls.
Push the ball down with your finger to flatten it a bit. The goal is to have a treat the size of a nickel when flattened. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Be sure to let them cool completely before serving them to your pet.
Of course, my cat was hanging around the kitchen most of time I was creating these catnip treats. She can smell catnip and tuna from a mile away. When the treats had cooled off, she gave them the sniff test.
They passed! Next, it was time for a taste test. If you think these homemade cat treats are too big for your cat, you can easily break them up. My cat loved these treats for cats! Unfortunately for her, she only gets a couple each day. Though tasty, they are still treats and we use them to reward her when she goes in her litter box.
Catnip Cat Treats Recipe
- 5 oz tuna in oil drained
- 1 egg
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup wheat germ
- ½ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup wheat flour
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tablespoon dried catnip
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Form into a dough. Dough will be sticky.
- Place dough onto a floured surface.
- Pull off small pieces of dough and roll into small balls.
- Push the dough down so the treat is the size of a nickel and place on parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- Serve after cooled completely.
Frequently asked questions
Always check with your vet before feeding your cat any homemade cat treat. These do contain flour, which is safe for cats to eat. Since cats are carnivores, I would limit the treats and flour consumption. Moderation in all things!
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You can keep them in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Any chance you might have a grain free way to make this? My cat has very sensitive digestion. whenever grain gets into her diet she violently throws up. Thank you!
I should have read the comments before asking earlier about storage. My apologies. I did make these treats and they had just come out of the oven. I had read on another recipe to use a coke bottle lid to make the treats so instead of rolling them and flattening them I just roll the dough out and cut little treats out with the bottle cap. Saved a lot of time and and a lot of mess. My cats are circling me right now because they smell the treats and as soon as they cool, they will be getting to try them. Thank you for the recipe. I'm sure they will be a hit!
How do we store these treats and hoe long are they good for?
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My cat is allergic to corn. What can I substitute for cornmeal?