Healthy Cat Foods

Healthy Cat Foods

Just got yourself a cat and don't know what to feed her? Refer to the following article for some information on healthy cat foods, and your problem will be solved in a jiffy.
Walking home from class today, as you turned the road to enter the park, you heard a feeble 'mew'. So you looked around, and not four feet away from you, under a bench, was the cutest kitten you'd ever seen! Clearly lost, it sat mewing helplessly under the bench. And the sweet soul that you are (that, and the fact that your mom is crazy about cats), you lifted it and took it home. Back home, you proceeded to clean it up with a wet cotton. You made a bed for it, and then sat to think...what should I feed it? What would be some good food to give it? Want some help?

Healthy Food Requirements

Sometimes feline owners don't realize the harm they are doing to their cats by feeding them tin food. There have been recent surveys that prove that high levels of mercury have been found in tin food. There is no way of finding out if a cat is allergic to any particular kind of substance or not, and when we simply feed them lumps of the stuff that is readily available in the market, we might actually be harming them more. Then how do we take care that we feed them healthy food? Here's a quick list of the things that cats can eat without affecting their health.
  • Milk - Make sure it isn't too hot. It is advisable to dilute the milk a little if one is to feed kittens. It helps in their digestion.
  • Cheese - Regulate the amount that you give them or they might have a stomach ache.
  • Bread - Each cat has personal favorites. My cats don't eat the hard edge. Others want me to roll the bread into a lump or they won't touch it. (I never said cats were easy).
  • Meat and Fish - All kinds of fish are usually OK, except for some canned fish like tuna. So also, most meats are 'cat-friendly', but never ever feed a cat crab. The shell can cut through their stomach lining.
Recipes

Recipe # 1

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped liver
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Bisques
  • ⅓ tablespoon Cottage cheese
Preparation
Simply mix all the ingredients well and serve the food.

Recipes # 2

Ingredients
  • Catnip (1 Teaspoon)
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Soy flour
  • Whole wheat flour (1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
  • Unsulfured molasses (1 tablespoon)
  • Wheat germ (2 tablespoons)
Preparation
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Then add the molasses, milk, egg and oil.
  • Roll the dough flat and spread onto an oiled cookie sheet.
  • Then cut out into cat bite-sized pieces.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Then let them cool off and store in a container, to be used any time you want.
Recipes # 3

Ingredients
  • Plain dry bread crumbs (⅓ cup)
  • Mixed vegetables baby food (1 Jar)
  • Chicken or ham (Ground - ⅓ cup + 5 tablespoons approx.)
Preparation
  • Take a small pan and put it over medium heat.
  • Add the meat and mix it well with water.
  • Cook the meat until it is medium rare.
  • Put it down from the stove and let it cool off.
  • Pour into bowl and add the vegetables.
  • Mix well and make small marble sized balls of it.
  • Next, roll the balls into bread crumbs.
  • Store away or feed immediately.
Other than the healthy cat foods mentioned in these recipes, one should also keep in mind that some cats might be allergic to certain food types. Always keep a watch on what your cat eats. If you find that a particular food is causing your cat to vomit or that your cat is portraying unusual behavior, then immediately take it to a vet, and discontinue feeding it that ingredient. Also keep in mind that you don't feed your cat alcohol, coffee, raw eggs, garlic and onions, spices and chocolates.

There you go..now you have some healthy cat food recipes to help you along. So what you waiting for? Go feed that poor kitten already!
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