Catnip Tuna Kitty Treats

A treat for your cat. If you'd rather you can add the catnip to the recipe instead of rolling the balls in it. They like it either way. You can also adjust the amount of catnip based on how much your cat likes cat nip (mine are pigs).

Ready In:
30mins
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ingredients

  • 12 cup whole wheat flour
  • 12 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 12 can tuna, in oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon cod liver oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 14 cup water
  • 14 cup finely crushed dry catnip, for rolling the balls in,approx

directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mash the tuna so that there are no large lumps.
  • Mix flour and milk in the tuna until throughly combined.
  • Add water and oil, mix well.
  • Beat an egg until foamy, add and combine throughly.
  • Expect the dough mix to be sticky.
  • Shape dough into tiny balls- about the size of a small marble.
  • Roll the balls in finely crushed dry catnip (I usually rub the catnip between my hands to crush it).
  • Place the balls on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then remove them from oven and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Turn treats over and bake 10 more minutes or until browned.
  • Cool treats completely before giving any to your pet.
  • Store in air tight container in the refrigerator or a cool dry place.
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"A treat for your cat. If you'd rather you can add the catnip to the recipe instead of rolling the balls in it. They like it either way. You can also adjust the amount of catnip based on how much your cat likes cat nip (mine are pigs)."
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  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    How can a kitty say not to these, tuna and catnip, two of my kitties favorites! they loved these treats, thanks for posting hon!...Kitten
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  2. Vino Girl
    Two out of three cats loved these (the third one only likes one kind of treats that I have found so far!). I subbed fresh cooked salmon + some sunflower oil for the canned tuna, and I did put the catnip in the mix rather than rolling it on the outside. I also put the mix in my cookie press fitted with a thick piping tip. I made long lines of "dough" on my cookie sheet, and baked as directed. At step 10 and 11, I cut those strips up into little pieces before returning them to the oven. MUCH easier than making little balls (which I did at first), and my cats seemed to prefer this shape. The recipe makes a lot and I did give most of it away for Christmas presents. I hope the other cats liked it as much as mine did. Thank you!
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  3. Vino Girl
    Two out of three cats loved these (the third one only likes one kind of treats that I have found so far!). I subbed fresh cooked salmon + some sunflower oil for the canned tuna, and I did put the catnip in the mix rather than rolling it on the outside. I also put the mix in my cookie press fitted with a thick piping tip. I made long lines of "dough" on my cookie sheet, and baked as directed. At step 10 and 11, I cut those strips up into little pieces before returning them to the oven. MUCH easier than making little balls (which I did at first), and my cats seemed to prefer this shape. The recipe makes a lot and I did give most of it away for Christmas presents. I hope the other cats liked it as much as mine did. Thank you!
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  4. Desree42
    One of my cats loved this recipe - of course he'll eat anything. The other, eh she could take or leave them. But I still had to lockup and hide these - definately a new favorite in my household!
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  5. sugarpea
    One out of two cats enjoyed these treats. I think I baked them too long, waiting for that "browned" appearance. They were too hard for the older cat to eat. He did however, enjoy batting them around the kitchen and under the refrigerator! I'd recommend only baking until spongy. I'm also wondering if it wouldn't be possible to bake them as a "brownie" and then cut into small pieces. It would make them a lot less labor intensive and time consuming.
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