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December 05 2015 @ 06:00 am
5th Day of Christmas: Salmon Cat Treats  
Okay so the cats in our lives should definitely get a little something for Christmas though I do think these treats, if enjoyed by kitty, could be made all year so you don't have to buy treats with artificle things stuffed into them.

I found this recipe over at the Rookie Cookie who actually had them printed up in Family Circle. I used there picture because I don't have them made yet. I do have little kitties outside but they very rarely get treats though I'm seriously considering making these for them or maybe to take down to Grandma's kitties who are adorable and like a select group of people (me being one).

According to the Rookie Cookie, her kitty loved them!

10 oz canned salmon (undrained)
1 egg (beaten)
2 cups whole wheat flour

Mix It Up

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and chop as finely as possible.

  2. In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to ⅓ cup water. If dough is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.

  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface until about ¼ inch thick. Use a ¾-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.

  4. Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.

  5. Allow to cool before serving.

  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

I like the idea of making them into little fish shapes but to cut down on the work I might just form little balls to cook because after all, they are cat treats and all the cat cares about is how they taste and when you will provide them. And if they are for Christmas then there you go. You've finished the cats present.

FYI: There will be a few more gifts to come for both cats and dogs.

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Jill aka Jo: TL: New Librarians walkingsireesanwar on December 8th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
That is so odd. None of my animals ever expected it. I mean my sisters cat always wanted them but she'd eat anything so it was never an issue. But my outdoor kitties just act like you've done something so special and then go back to their regular food.

I might just though I have to get it done this week cause I'm seeing the Honorary Grandma and her kitties this weekend.
tracyj23: Cute - kitten flyingtracyj23 on December 8th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's because your outdoor kitties are less pets than indoor ones, or they think of themselves as more independent. (I don't mean YOU think less of them, just that they don't feel like they belong to you.) Who knows with animals? Wish they could talk sometimes. It'd be really interesting to hear what they have to say. ;)
Jill aka Jo: ST: Boldly Gosireesanwar on December 11th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
I get what you mean. And this might be the case with them but when we had indoor kitties they knew ate their food and got treats. They were good about it. It is probably more the personality of the cat. Some are just more finicky than others.

I do wish they could talk because I'm constantly wondering what Mama and Zoe are thinking. Though last night it was... I know it is Thursday which means wet food day! Yay!
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 12th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe our pets are just spoiled brats. *lol* You never know.

Wet food, yay! We used to feed our cat wet food, the dog only gets dry now. I'm sure she'd love wet food too.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 18th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe. LOL

I would say mine are spoiled too but...

Well wet food isn't all that great from them daily but as a weekly treat it is okay.