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DIY Cat Treat: Fast (and Fishy) Tuna Kitty Treats

Raise your paws if you spent the past couple of months stress baking! From banana bread to sourdough starters, it seemed like the world spent their time in isolation within their kitchen, kneading and vigorously stirring out their anxieties. But why should only the human members of your family benefit from the fruits, err foods, of your labor? So as not to leave out our fur babies, we whipped up this DIY cat treat recipe that earned us plenty of purrs. At least something good came out of 2020, amiright?

Want to give this DIY cat treat recipe a go yourself? It's quick and easy, consisting of only 10 minutes of prep time and requiring just four ingredients which you probably already have in your arsenal, so no extra trip to the grocery store necessary. So throw on your apron and prepare for your kitty to pounce on these fast (and fishy) goodies!

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

  • 1 5-oz can tuna fish packed in water, well-drained
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon catnip

Supplies

  • Oven
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Cookie sheet

Serving size:
3-5 treats per day

Prep time:
10 minutes

Bake time:
20 minutes

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until it's the consistency of cookie dough.

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2

Pinch into bite-sized treats (using about ¼ teaspoon each) and roll into balls. Place them on your cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

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3

Let cool.

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4

Give your cat 3-5 treats per day. You can store them in an air-tight container in your fridge for 10-14 days.

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This recipe was created by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your bunny’s daily food. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies. If your pet has health issues or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.

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By: Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM
Dr. Katy Nelson is an associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA, and Chewy’s resident veterinarian. A proud mom to six (two humans, two dogs and two birds), a lover of travel, and a dedicated animal rescue advocate, Dr. Nelson still carves out time for family, friends and numerous charitable organizations in the D.C. area and beyond.  

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