Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we are most grateful for, and there are few things in this world us cat parents are more grateful for than our beloved pets. What better way to show our appreciation for all their purrs and sandpaper kisses than with delicious homemade cat treats?
Give your cat a taste of the holiday with homemade cat treats that feature Thanksgiving’s star food and a cat favorite: turkey. These DIY cat treats are easy to make, and the recipe yields a large number of treats, so your cat will have plenty of “leftovers” for days to come. (Just be sure to freeze them after three days to keep them fresh.)
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup ground turkey
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Rubber spatula
- Rolling pin
- Chef's knife
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix flour, turkey, oil and egg to create a meaty dough.
Knead dough into a ball.
Lightly flour workspace.
Roll out dough to about ¼ inch thickness.
Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Use the knife to score tiny, bite-sized triangles into the dough, being careful not to cut the shapes out:
First, score ½ inch-wide rows into the dough.
Then score diagonal lines across the rows to create a diamond pattern.
Lastly, score diagonal lines going the opposite way so you are scoring the diamonds in half, thus creating triangles.
Bake at 350 for 20 mins.
After treats have cooled, snap the triangles apart.
This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. If your pet has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.