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Homemade vs. Store-Bought: The Purr-fect Treats for Your Feline Friend

Welcome to Garlic City Kitty Rescue's blog, where we’re passionate about all things feline! Today, we're diving into a topic that's close to every cat lover's heart: treats! As cat parents, we often find ourselves in the pet aisle, contemplating whether to buy store-bought treats or to whip up something special at home. Let's explore why homemade treats are often a healthier and more delightful option for our furry friends.

## The Benefits of Homemade Cat Treats

### 1. Control Over Ingredients: When you make treats at home, you know exactly what’s going into them. This is crucial for cats with allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can avoid additives and preservatives that are commonly found in commercial treats.

### 2. Tailored to Your Cat’s Preferences: Every cat is unique, and homemade treats allow you to customize ingredients based on your cat's preferences. Whether they adore chicken, go crazy for tuna, or are fans of a particular herb like catnip, you can create treats that will have them purring for more.

### 3. Healthier Choices: Homemade treats can be a healthier option. You can use fresh, high-quality ingredients and cut down on unnecessary fats and sugars that are often found in store-bought treats.

### 4. Strengthening Bonds: The act of preparing food for your pet can strengthen the bond between you. It’s a labor of love that your cat can sense and appreciate.

## A Simple Homemade Cat Treat Recipe

Now, let’s get into the fun part – making your own cat treats! Here’s a simple recipe that your kitty is sure to love.

### Tuna Delight Cat Treats


- 1 can of tuna in water, drained

- 1 egg

- 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour

- 1/2 cup of water

- 1 tablespoon of olive oil

- A pinch of catnip (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, egg, and olive oil. Mash the mixture until the tuna is broken down.

3. Gradually mix in the flour, adding water as needed to form a dough.

4. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.

5. Cut into small, bite-sized pieces or use a cookie cutter for fun shapes.

6. Place the treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

8. Let them cool before serving to your kitty.

Remember, treats should only make up a small portion of your cat's diet. Always consult with your vet before introducing new foods.

Homemade cat treats are not only a healthier and more personalized way to pamper your feline friend, but they also add an extra sprinkle of love to their day. As you explore the joys of making cat treats, don't forget the joy of giving a forever home to a cat in need.

### 🐾 Adopt a Feline Friend This Holiday Season

Looking for a furry companion? Visit Garlic City Kitty Rescue's website to meet all the adorable cats and kittens waiting for their forever homes, especially during the holidays. Your perfect match might just be a click away!


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Happy Treating and Happy Adopting!

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