Cat Food

I admit I haven't posted much about making food for cats. There is one simple reason: Cats are finicky and they hate leftovers!

Generally, we make food in large batches so we don't have to cook every day. I like to use the slow cooker or bake large pans of loaf-type food. This doesn't always work so well for kitties.

Our old kitty, Star, loved cooked chicken thighs or fresh-baked fish. She didn't love leftover chicken thighs or fish. She had Hue pretty well trained to cook something for her every few days.

Making food for cats should be balanced with the correct amounts of vitamins and minerals, just as for dogs. Cats are obligate carnivores and their diets should have a higher meat content than their canine counterparts. I love raw-feeding for my kitties, but not all cats will eat raw food. They do like their food served warm (body temperature, just like fresh-killed prey).

Most cats will eat about 4-6 ounces per day, depending on the fat content in the diet. 


  • 9 ounces chicken legs with skin and bones
  • 6 ounces chicken heart
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 5 ounces pork muscle meat (95% lean)
  • 4 ounces chicken liver
  • 3 ounces mussels
  • 2 ounces butternut squash
  • 3 teaspoons flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric


  1. Recipe should be served raw due to ground bone. If you can FINELY grind chicken leg bones at home, this recipe can be gently cooked. If not, replace bone content with another source of minerals.
  2. Remember to practice safe food handling techniques when dealing with raw meat, including washing hands and surfaces before and after handling. 
  3. All nuts, seeds, grains, tablet-based supplements, and produce used in this recipe should be finely chopped for better digestibility, bioavailability, and distribution. (A food processor works great!)
  4. Open any capsule/perle ingredients for better distribution.
  5. Mix fine-powder supplements and oils thoroughly into recipe.
  6. Add fish oils or other sources of omega 3 fatty acids at the time of feeding.
  7. Pre-portion and freeze any extra food you don't plan to feed within 72 hours. Serve within 3 months after freezing.


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