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10 of Our Favorite Cat Treat Recipes for 2022


Written by Emily Bayne

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Published: 01/07/2022, edited: 01/12/2022


Pet parents could spend a small fortune on store-bought treats for their cat, but where’s the fun in serving prepackaged stuff? Home-cooked treats are not only cheaper by volume, but more often than not, they’re also better for your pet.

If you’re thinking of spoiling your cat with some home-cooked goodies this year, then you (and Fluffy) are in for a treat. Cats may be notoriously fussy eaters, but we’ve rounded up 10 treat recipes that are sure to delight even the pickiest felines.

This collection of kitty treats includes chewy, crunchy, and catnip treats that are bound to please your floofer’s taste buds. And with fresh ingredients like salmon, tuna, and turkey, you can rest easy knowing your feline is getting the best of the best.     

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Catnip biscuits

If you’re looking for an inexpensive treat recipe that will leave your fur-baby begging for more, you should definitely try this catnip biscuit recipe by The Whoot


. This treat will delight your kitty’s senses and their taste buds too!

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Grain-free cat treats

Whether your kitty has a sensitive tummy or just trying to lower their carb intake, these grain-free cat treats by Salt in my Coffee are sure to please. What’s more, you can tailor this recipe to your cat’s individual needs by adding health supplements and beneficial herbs like turmeric and licorice root.

3-ingredient salmon treats

Cats are crazy about fish, so why not spoil your baby with some treats made of real salmon? This simple recipe by The Cookie Rookie takes just a few minutes to throw together. The treats last about 2 weeks if you put them in an airlock bag or container.

Cheesy cat treats

If cheese is your cat’s love language, then your fur-baby will be crazy about this next recipe. This recipe by Spiffy Cookie takes no time to put together, and the cheesy flavor will have your cat craving more. (Luckily, this recipe makes ten dozen!)

Liver cat treats

Organ meats have tons of nutritional benefits for felines, plus they’re packed with flavor. Your cat will go crazy for these healthy and easy liver cat treats by Must Love Cats.

Kitty lollipops

This frozen lollipop recipe from kiyafries is sure to be a hit when the warm weather rolls around. Making the broth for this recipe is simple, and you can even use leftovers like turkey bones, carrot tops, and celery to add flavor.

Homemade chicken treats for cats and dogs

This recipe by Sugar Salted is "pawfect" for families with cats and dogs since both species adore these little meaty nuggets. This recipe makes a huge batch, so don’t worry, Fifi — you’ll have plenty to share with your canine compadres.

Crunchy tuna treats

Crunchy treats are not only delicious, but they can also help combat tartar buildup on your cat’s teeth. This crunchy tuna treat recipe by Idea Mind is sure to please even the most persnickety of pets.

Kitty mini meatballs

If your kitty has a taste for beef, definitely give this simple 4-ingredient recipe a try. This recipe by Sandi from CA on Food.com is sure to have your fur-baby’s mouthwatering!

Kitty jerky

This treat receipe by Catington Post can be made out of virtually any cut or type of meat. All you need is some good cuts of meat and a dehydrator to make these fantastic jerky-style treats. What’s more, since these treats only have one ingredient (meat), they’re an excellent choice for fur-babies with food allergies

Do you have a treat recipe that your cats can’t get enough of? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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