Here is a general recipe for making cat food. However, please keep in mind that homemade cat food can be nutritionally imbalanced and may not meet all of your cat's dietary needs. It's important to consult with a veterinarian or a veterinary nutritionist to ensure that your cat's diet is complete and balanced.
- 1 pound of ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef, or lamb)
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup cooked and mashed carrots
- 1/4 cup cooked and mashed green beans
- 1 tablespoon of fish oil or flaxseed oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of taurine powder (available at pet stores)
- 1/4 teaspoon of a vitamin and mineral supplement formulated for cats
- Cook the ground meat in a pan until browned and fully cooked.
- In a separate pot, cook the brown rice according to package instructions.
- In another pot, steam the sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans until they are soft.
- Mash the sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans together in a bowl.
- Combine the cooked meat, cooked rice, mashed vegetables, fish oil or flaxseed oil, taurine powder, and vitamin and mineral supplement in a large bowl.
- Mix everything together until it is well combined.
- Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Serve the cat food immediately, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Note: It's important to consult with a veterinarian or a veterinary nutritionist before making homemade cat food to ensure that it meets all of your cat's nutritional needs.