Did you know that November 1st is Cook For Your Pet Day? Of course, as far as Fluffy is concerned, every day is Cook For Your Pet Day, but that’s another topic. Read on as a local North Phoenix, AZ vet lists some homemade cat treats you can cook for your furry little diva.

Salmon Bits

For this one, you’ll need a can of salmon. Make sure to remove any bones or skin. Put it in a food processor with an egg and some flour, and mix until it has a doughy texture. Then, use a roller to spread it out to about a quarter-inch thickness. Use a small cookie cutter to make individual portions. (We’d love to tell you that you get extra purrs for making these into fish or heart shapes, but to be honest, Fluffy won’t notice.) Bake at 350 °F for 20 minutes.

Tuna Bites

Mix canned tuna in water with an egg, a bit of flour, some plain yogurt, and a teaspoon of parsley. You can also add olives, olive oil, peas, and/or carrots. Mix the dough into small balls, and put them on a foil-lined cookie pan. You may want to use a spoon to flatten them out a bit. Bake at 350 °F for 10 minutes, then flip them over and cook for another five minutes.

Spinach/Chicken Nibbles

Do you really want to pamper your pet? Steam a few boneless and skinless chicken thighs, and then put them into a food processor with organic spinach leaves, some oats, an egg, and a tablespoon of catnip. Blend it until it’s fairly smooth, and then add about a quarter cup of flour. Next, roll it into a rectangle. Then, cut it into small shapes, using a cookie cutter, pizza cutter, or even a knife. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 °F.

Kitty Crumbles

For this one, you’ll need about a pound of hamburger, two eggs, and two tablespoons of catnip. Mix everything up, and then spread the mixture onto a foil-covered baking sheet. Cook on 375 °F for about 10 minutes. Drain away any excess fat. You can offer the crumbles to your feline friend as a special treat, or sprinkle them over her food.

Do you have questions about your cat’s diet or care? Please contact us, your North Phoenix, AZ vet clinic, anytime.