Nov

26

Homemade Cat Food Recipe: Thanksgiving for Kitty

Have you ever wondered what are you going to do with the turkey giblets? okay, maybe you haven't wondered that, but when you prepare your turkey for your family and friends this Thanksgiving, don't forget about Kitty.

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can_you_feed_cats_too_much_milk.jpgThat little package of organ meats and the neck can become the most deliscious Thanksgiving meal for your cat. Never throw them away, if you don't have time to cook it now, freeze it for later when you have a bit more time to make a special meal for your cat. These recipes make a delicious homemade cat food Thanksgiving Soup.

There are a lot of weird recipes out there for cats that contain all sorts of ingredients that a cat would never touch in a million years if it wasn't ground up and put in a can or kibble. This recipe doesn't contain grains or dairy and can be served raw or cooked. If you want to try another recipe that contains brown rice, try this Thanksgiving homemade cat food recipe.

I caution you about serving your cat raw meat if he has been eating a dry kibble or canned cat food diet. As weird as it sounds, the transition to a raw diet takes careful planning and a slow transition so you don't make your cat sick. I'll be blogging about that in the new year as I make the transition to homemade raw cat food for Neo.

Thanksgiving Cat Food Recipe - Turkey Soup:

1 cup water (or enough water to cover the turkey neck)

1 turkey neck

1 turkey giblet

1 turkey liver

1 turkey heart

1/2 cup fresh uncooked pumpkin (if using canned pumpkin, add it in at the end)

cat_food_prey.jpgPut the turkey neck in a pot with the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 - 60 minutes to cook the meat through and to leach some nutrients from the bones.

Add in the giblet, liver, heart and pumpkin and continue to simmer for 10 15 minutes or until the organ meats are cooked through and the pumpkin is soft and mashable.

Cool the mixture to room temperature and debone the neck, making sure to remove all the bones. Then chop or blend the meat and pumpkin. Turkey bones splinter easily and can choke your cat so an alternative is to put the meat and bones into a heavy duty blender (like the Vitamix or Blendtec blenders) and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Add in your supplements if you cook for your cat regularly and have them on hand, but if you cook for your cat only occasionally, supplements are not required. But a little fish oil is always nice for a shiny coat and to make the dish more palatable.

If your cat is not used homemade food, you may want to mix this Turkey soup with their canned or dry food to prevent vomiting, or other digestive upset. Try a 1/4 cup Raw Turkey Soup with 1/4 cup canned or dry food.

Raw Turkey Soup - Thanksgiving Cat Food Recipe:

1 turkey neckcats-eating.jpg

1 turkey giblet

1 turkey liver

1 turkey heart

1/4 cup fresh uncooked pumpkin

1 cup water for blending or grinding

Place all ingredients, bones and all in a meat grinder, food processor or heavy duty blender (like the Vitamix or Blendtec blenders). Process until the bones, organs and pumpkin are liquified and there are no large pieces.

Add in your supplements like taurine, fish oil and vitamins if you give them to your cat and serve. If your cat is not used to raw food, you may want to mix this raw soup with their canned or dry food to prevent vomiting, or other digestive upset. Try a 1/4 cup Raw Turkey Soup with 1/4 cup canned or dry food.

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pet toys said:

I see owners feeding their pets recipes that fall short of requirements in the food. I see pets with weight issues or severe skin allergies and most of all liver and kidney problems. Barley is not a normal food staple for dogs or cats. Also over cooked food is void of the many naturally occurring minerals and vitamins. I could go on but this would take up many pages to provide you with all the information. The best information is in books that you can find at Veterinary universities. Good luck with your pets.

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