Meat-based recipes for cats, tasty and nutritious preparations that promote the growth and well-being of your cat.
To grow healthy and strong, the cat’s diet must be made up of 60-80% meat, so that the animal can get the right amount of animal proteins and amino acids it needs. Taurine, lysine, arginine and cysteine are the most important amino acids in the growth phase of the animal. In the next paragraphs some tips for tasty recipes for cats
Meat recipes for cats
The cat must eat more meat than the dog. In fact, the cat in nature feeds on many small meals, mice, birds, insects, lizards. It consumes no carbohydrates other than those found in the entrails of the animals it catches, so it eats a lot of lean meat and organs with a lot of food water, a moderate level of fat and about 1-2% carbohydrates.
The natural diet of the cat takes into consideration the fact that this feline is a strict carnivore and therefore needs:
- 80% meat;
- 10% pulpy bones;
- 8-10% of organs: heart, lungs, liver etc.
The meats that can be used and that the cat loves are for example: turkey, beef, lamb, chicken and in general poultry etc. Below we recommend some meat-based recipes for cats.
- 100g of turkey breast or thigh meat;
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
- 1 large carrot;
- half a cup of oats;
- 1 small apples;
- Half a teaspoon of honey;
- half a teaspoon of spices: a little parsley, turmeric, rosemary and thyme.
In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and pour the turkey meat cut into small pieces along with the washed and cut carrots the same size as the meat. Add the oats and a large cup of water to cover everything, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
At the end of the cooking minutes, add the rest of the ingredients that is the grated apple, honey and spices. Allow to cool to room temperature and then serve it to the cat, alternatively it is possible to blend everything but not homogenize it and if it should be left over, keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- 250 gr of minced pork;
- 1 egg;
- 1 carrot;
- a pinch of salt;
- a spoonful of oil;
- 50 grams of wholemeal or oat flour.
The preparation of these meatballs is really very simple within the reach of even the worst chefs, it is also possible to keep them in the fridge and use them within a few days or even freeze them for when you want to delight the cat. Then we take a bowl, where we will put inside the minced pork, the egg, the grated carrot, a tablespoon of oil, a pinch of salt, parsley and wholemeal flour.
Mix all the ingredients well, once united and consistent, form balls in the palm of your hand, giving the classic shape of meatballs. Take a pan, heat a little water and cook the meatballs using the lid for about 10 minutes. Serve to the cat at room temperature.
- 250 grams of wholemeal flour;
- 50 g of precooked beetroot;
- 50 gr of beef;
- 1 egg;
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil;
- dried tripe or rind sticks.
First of all, preheat the oven to 180 degrees in order to bake your biscuits for the cat at the right temperature.Before starting this simple recipe for the cat, boil the beef to make it tender, the same for the beetroot. When they are ready it will be necessary to chop them very finely. In the meantime, form a well with the flour, egg, oil and beetroot with the meat that we have left to cool.
Mix everything together, form the biscuits, perhaps with bone-shaped molds and insert a stick of tripe or dried rind inside. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place the latter on the shelf in the center of the oven.
Cook them for about 30 minutes in a static oven or in any case after cooking, turning the biscuit upside down halfway through cooking. Do not put the freshly baked cookies in the jar but wait for them to cool, the same before serving them to the cat. These cookies can last for about 20 days if well kept in the jar.
Pasta and ox tongue
- 50 gr of non-egg pasta;
- 100 gr of ox tongue;
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
- 1 carrot;
- 1 courgette.
Boil the vegetables for half an hour in a little water, remove the water and chop them in a blender. Cook the pasta until it is almost cooked. Blanch the ox tongue cut into small pieces for about ten minutes. Remove the cooking broth and mix the tongue with the vegetables and the pasta, mixing with a tablespoon of oil. Serve at room temperature in the cat’s bowl.
Medallions of green tripe and vegetables
- green tripe and throat meat;
- a handful of parsley.
Medallions of green tripe with vegetables, is part of the recipes for cats that are really very simple, the only difficulty if we can call it that is to be able to get very fresh tripe for our cat. Once in our possession it will be necessary to cut it finely without chopping it with a mixer, add the carrot into very small pieces, the same for the apple and finally a handful of parsley.
Use small pastry rings to give the classic shape of medallions to the mixture we have prepared. Green tripe is none other than human tripe unbleached, it contains food residues and predigested vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals.
Precisely for this reason it is particularly suitable for restoring the intestinal flora and strengthening the immune system. In addition, it is very rich in proteins and contains a high percentage of water-soluble vitamins. It is preferable to consume fresh medallions.
- 300 gr of cereal or wholemeal flour;
- 100 gr beef or veal liver;
- 1 egg,
- 50 gr pumpkin;
- 1 tablespoon of seed oil.
First of all, it will be necessary to preheat the oven to 180 ° in order to have it at the right temperature for when the preparation of your biscuits is completed for the baking. After the first operation, in a non-stick pan cook the liver with half a glass of water, once cooked, blend well until it becomes a pate.
The same procedure must be done for the pumpkin. Take a bowl and form a fountain inside with the flour, egg, tablespoon of oil and add the meat and the blended pumpkin at room temperature. It will become a dough like that of our shortcrust pastry, it will be necessary to roll it out one cm high and make the cookie shapes we want.
Then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the preheated oven at 180 ° for about 15-20 minutes. Do not put the freshly baked cookies in the jar but wait for them to cool, the same before serving them to the cat. These cookies can last for about 20 days if well kept in the jar.
Beef and carrot ice cream
- half a cup of beef;
- 1 medium grated carrot;
- half a cup of rice milk or half natural sugar-free and lactose-free yogurt;
- 1 pinch of turmeric.
These cat recipes are very simple within the reach of the worst chefs. Just boil the beef and let it cool to room temperature and then cut it into small pieces. Mix the chicken with the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together.
After this operation, proceed with pouring the result into an ice cream container or, in the absence of the classic molds, you can alternatively use an ice bucket. Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. When it has solidified, remove the mold and offer it to the cat.