Tabby Treats to Purr For! (posted by Fido)

Total Time
28mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

My human gave me a Blue Ribbon "Good Dawg!" Award for finding this kitty recipe on the Woofernet. I made these miniature cat d'oeuvres for Gigi (a small, black creature with whiskers who acts like she owns our house) and she liked them a lot.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup canned mackerel, drained
  • 1 cup dry whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 teaspoon brewer's yeast, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Fetch a medium-sized bowl (NOT your dog food bowl – fetch a CLEAN one).
  3. In a medium-size bowl, mash the mackerel with a fork into tiny pieces.
  4. Combine it with the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Drop mixture by ¼ teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Sorry, but these didn't work at all for our household. After making them as per the directions, they would not hold together -- there seemed to be way too many bread crumbs in relation to the other ingredients. After packing them tightly in our hands to try to keep them together, we were able to get them in the oven to bake. We allowed them to cool completely, but they were still very crumbly. We have two cats -- both with very different tastes and dispositions -- but neither one would touch these. One walked away without eating it -- the other one crumbled it apart and tried tasting different parts of it, but never did eat it and they left both of the crumbled treats on the floor. Could it be that there should have been some of the mackeral oil incorporated into the balls? If you have any suggestions I would be more than happy to give these another try and re-review -- I would love to have some healthy homemade treats for my cats! Thanks.

Pianolady August 02, 2004

Dear Mr. Miller- My well-trained human is writing this for me. Thank you very much for this delicious recipe. I love brewer's yeast, so I made sure she included it in the recipe. The only change we will make next time is to make them a little bigger, about 1/2t maybe. I thought the 1/4t was a little small. (The neighbor's dogs say I have a big mouth, but I don't think this is what they are talking about.)Again, thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, SoSo Meador

Charlis Meador September 18, 2003