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Summer Treats for Cats

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Looking for a new snack to give your cat? We’ve teamed up with Lisa Hennessy from Your Pet Chef to bring you two new recipes—chilled pate and turkey bites—that your cat won’t be able to resist (our feline taste testers were quite the fans!).

Kitty Pate Recipe

This is a nice refreshing treat for your cat. Since it is served cold, it’s a great snack for your feline to enjoy on a hot summer day. The recipe is very simple, but is packed with all sorts of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for your cat.

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Slicing knife
  • Stockpot
  • Measuring cup
  • Spatula
  • Slotted spoon
  • Piping bag, plate
  • Plastic storage bags to store or freeze food

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cleaned chicken livers
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Boil chicken livers for about 20 minutes in 3 cups of water. Allow to cool.
  2. Using slotted spoon, place chicken livers in your food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Place pureed livers into piping bag and make small flowers (about 1 ounce each) on a plate. If you don’t have a piping bag handy, you can simply take a small spoon and scoop out small balls of the liver paste onto a plate.
  4. Place in the refrigerator until solid. Serve.

Cat pate treats

Storage Information:These treats should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or can be frozen. They will last about a week in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer. This recipe contains 786 total calories.

Tabby Loves Turkey Recipe

What cat doesn’t love turkey? Pair it with sweet potatoes and a dash of catnip and this will be your pet’s favorite summer snack.

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Slicing knife
  • 8-cup pot
  • Measuring cup
  • Spatula
  • Peeler
  • Spoon
  • 13” x 9” pan
  • Cookie sheet
  • Plastic storage bags to store or freeze food

Ingredients

Turkey treat ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1/4-cup catnip

Instructions

  1. Boil sweet potato until soft. Allow to cool.
  2. Place all ingredients in your food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in 13” x 9” greased pan.
  4. Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees.
  5. Allow to cool slightly. Slice up into pieces that your cat can eat.
  6. Place soft side up onto cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for another 1 to 2 hours, until dried (you can use a food dehydrator if you have one). Serve.

Turkey treats final

Storage Information: These cookies should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or can be frozen. They will last about a week in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer. This recipe contains 1,038 total calories.


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Nicole Pajer is a freelance writer who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, energetic Doberman, and rat terrier.