Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Are you tired of feeding your feline friend commercial cat food that lacks essential nutrients? Look no further! In this article, we will share vet-approved homemade cat food recipes that are not only loaded with vitamins and amino acids but also easy to make. Say goodbye to byproducts, processed foods, and synthetic ingredients found in commercial cat food. Let’s dive into the world of homemade goodness for your beloved furry companion!

Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes
Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Why Homemade Cat Food?

While commercial cat food may be convenient, it often lacks the necessary moisture that cats need. This can lead to bladder and kidney issues. Moreover, it’s important to note that commercial cat food is often packed with byproducts and artificial additives. Let’s not forget the frequent recalls! As with any dietary change, it’s essential to consult with your vet and monitor your cat’s weight to ensure they are getting the right amount of nutrition.

Meet Xena, Our Energetic Bengal Cat

Before we embark on our homemade cat food adventure, let’s introduce you to Xena, our 14-year-old Bengal cat. Despite her reluctance to be picked up, Xena has remained healthy and full of energy throughout the years. She’s proof that a nutritious diet can make all the difference in a cat’s life. So, let’s follow Xena’s lead and prepare a delicious homemade meal for our feline friends!

Ingredients for Healthy Homemade Cat Food

To make this vet-approved cat food, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey: A rich source of protein, amino acids, and taurine for your cat’s health.
  • 1 egg: Packed with vitamin A and D, essential for your cat’s well-being.
  • Organ meat (chicken liver and hearts): Contains vital nutrients like vitamin K and additional amino acids.
  • Salmon: A wild-caught variety that provides omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D.
  • Flaxseed: Offers omega-6 fatty acids for a healthy coat and skin.
  • Pumpkin: Rich in vitamins A, C, K, calcium, and potassium, with added fiber.
  • Carrots: A great source of potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
  • Gelatin: Unflavored gelatin helps promote joint health, improve skin and fur, and maintain dental health.
  • Sunflower oil: Contains omega-6 fatty acids for overall well-being.

It’s time to put on our chef hats and whip up this nutritious homemade cat food!

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil (you can also use coconut oil).
  2. Add 1 pound of ground turkey to the pan and cook it thoroughly.
  3. Include the finely ground carrots for optimal nutrition absorption.
  4. Add the organ meat (chicken livers and hearts) to the mixture. You can brine them for added flavor.
  5. Crack open the egg and mix it into the saucepan.
  6. Save the eggshells for future use (they can be ground into powder).
  7. Cook the mixture until the turkey, egg, organ meat, and carrots are done.
  8. Now, it’s time to add the salmon. Be sure to include the salmon juice for added flavor and nutrition.
  9. Introduce the pumpkin to the mix, offering digestive benefits for your cat’s tummy.
  10. Let the mixture cook for a while longer before adding the flaxseed.
  11. Lastly, stir in the gelatin, which will give the food a pate-like consistency.

Voila! Your homemade cat food is ready to serve. If your cat prefers a little more liquid, you can add water or bone broth for a gravy-like texture. Remember, cats don’t drink much water, so incorporating some liquid into their food is beneficial.

Xena’s Verdict

We let our experienced food critic, Xena, be the judge of this homemade cat food recipe. And she approved with a resounding meow of joy! Xena enjoyed every bite of the homemade goodness we prepared for her. We’ve included a video of her taste test, which you can find on our website El Reno Ok.


Providing your cat with a homemade, vet-approved diet can make a world of difference in their overall health and well-being. With the right ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can ensure that your feline friend receives all the essential nutrients they need. So why not embark on this culinary adventure and create a special meal for your beloved cat? They deserve the best!

Remember to consult with your vet before making any dietary changes and monitor your cat’s weight to ensure they’re getting the right amount of food. Feel free to share your own homemade cat food recipes and experiences in the comments below. Let’s keep our cats happy, healthy, and purring for years to come!

Stir the Box,
Your El Reno Ok Team

Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes

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