Chicken and Catnip Treats: homemade cat food recipes

Homemade cat food allows you to have control over the ingredients and quality of your cat's diet. By preparing meals at home, you can ensure that your cat receives a balanced and nutritious diet tailored to their specific needs.




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Treat your feline companion to a delightful and irresistible homemade snack with these Chicken and Catnip Treats. Made with a small jar of chicken and rice baby food, fresh catnip, an egg, olive oil, and flour, these treats are a purrfect combination of flavors that will make your cat's taste buds tingle with excitement. The aromatic catnip adds an extra element of feline fun to these tasty morsels. With their easy-to-follow steps and simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these treats in no time. Your cat will be eager to pounce and indulge in these homemade goodies. So, spoil your furry friend with the delightful flavors of Chicken and Catnip Treats!


  1. Small jar of chicken and rice baby food
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 1/4 cup catnip
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons water (approx)
  6. 1 cup of flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the baby food, oil, and egg until well combined.
  3. Finely chop the catnip.
  4. Add the flour and catnip to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add water as needed to bring all the ingredients together and form a dough.
  6. Roll out the dough onto a flat surface that is lightly dusted with flour.
  7. Use your favorite small cookie cutters to cut out treats from the dough.
  8. Place the cut-out treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake the treats for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  10. Allow the treats to cool down completely before serving them to your cat.


Catnip: Catnip is generally safe and enjoyable for cats, but not all cats have a strong reaction to it. If your cat is not interested in catnip or if they have any adverse reactions, you can omit it from the recipe.
Water: The amount of water needed may vary depending on the consistency of the dough. Add water gradually until the dough comes together and is easy to handle. Be cautious not to add too much water, as it can make the dough too sticky.
Flour: Adjust the amount of flour as needed to achieve the right texture. The dough should be firm enough to roll out and cut into shapes without being too sticky.
Treat size: Consider the appropriate treat size for your cat. If you have a small cat or kitten, you may want to make smaller treats to ensure they can easily consume them.
Storage: Store the treats in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. They can be kept at room temperature for a few days or refrigerated for longer shelf life.