How to Make Your Own Cat Food

Some kitties out there like to mimic there human parents by eating (or at least trying out) the same food that they’re eating. But just because you eat it does not mean your cat should. Some foods such as grapes and raisins could seem innocent but can cause kidney failure in your kitty. You should consult with your veterinarian before allowing your kitty to dine on what you are eating. On a lighter note, food such as chicken is just fine to give as a treat once in awhile. How to make your own cat food.Cat licking lips02

Cats are carnivorous therefore, they require meat to stay healthy. Rule of thumb, try to be sure that kitty treats (such as chicken) don’t surpass 20% of your cat’s diet. Again, always check with your veterinarian to be sure that what ever you would like to feed your kitty is safe for cat consumption..

How to prepare chicken for your cat:

  1. Purchase some raw chicken. Boneless chicken is best but bone-in is usually cheaper. If boiling the one with the bone be sure bone is completely removed before giving to kitty.
  2. Boil it in a pot of water until all the pink is gone and it comes apart easily.
  3. Be sure that the boiled chicken is completely cooled before you give it to your kitty. Once cooled, shred it or cut it up into pieces.
  4. Before giving it to your kitty make sure that there are no bones present (even boneless chicken could have an occasional bone). You do not want your little kitty to choke.

As a reminder, be sure that treats such as boiled chicken don’t surpass 20% of your cat’s diet. Cats require certain vitamins and minerals that are found in cat food that cats need such as: Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamine. Moderation is key when it comes to your kitties food requirements.

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