One of the best parts about celebrating Thanksgiving is sharing homemade food with those you love. Your cat is no exception to this circle of love, so why not show your cat how thankful you are for them by making some of these delicious Thanksgiving treats. Your cat will be licking her chops in thankfulness!
This recipe acts as a great appetizer for your kitty on Thanksgiving day. The recipe started as an April Fool’s joke on Doggy Dessert Chef, but quickly became a favorite of many cats.
10 ounces Tuna in water (1 cup)*
2 tablespoons Catnip
1 Egg, slightly beaten
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
These treats from Serendipity and Spice are so simple to make, but your cat will still be impressed!
5oz can of tuna
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup water
Once these treats are cooled, they are ready for your kitty to enjoy!
Your cat may not be able to indulge in a glass of wine or seven, but you can make a tasty drink for your cat to enjoy on Thanksgiving! These pumpkin smoothies are simple and can be frozen to make great chilly treats after the big day.
1/2 can pumpkin puree (note: be sure to grab PLAIN pumpkin, as premade pumpkin pie mixes can have a lot of additional sugar and fat that can wreck havoc on your kitty’s digestive system.)
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
If you have extra smoothie, you can pour it into an ice tray and save as treats for later.
If you are in a pinch, this one is quick and easy. Simply take a can of cat-safe tuna (most pet stores sell cat-specific tuna) or a small amount of unsalted tuna in water as the base for this delicious treat. Scoop out the tuna and mix it with a few pieces of your cat’s favorite dry kibble.
If you fancy yourself a crafty type, shape it as best as you can like a “turkey.” To add to the effect, add some tiny pieces of white meat from your Thanksgiving turkey as embellishments that look like feathers. Present to your kitty right as you are sitting down to the table so she can enjoy the meal, too!
Cats like dessert, too! Make these pumpkin pie treats that won’t cause any issues with your cat’s digestive tract.
2 cups rice flour (white flour can be used instead, just opt for unbleached)
1⁄2 cup oatmeal
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup grated carrots
1⁄2 cup unsweetened plain applesauce
Flour for rolling
There are lots of fun treats you can make to make your cat feel like a part of the Thanksgiving celebration. If you plan on giving your cat some table scraps, make sure it is something that will not cause any toxicity to your cat – Cattime has a nifty Thanksgiving food guide here.
Have you made your cat anything special for Thanksgiving before? Share your DIY recipes in the comments!