Cats are strictly carnivores and they need flesh (meat) to survive. Their meal should always have a meat/fish component whether homemade or commercially prepared. Cats have basic nutrients that should be provided in their meal, they include water, protein, amino acids (Taurine), carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients help the cat to function and grow optimally and their deficiency can cause illness.
A healthy adult cat requires 10-15% Carbohydrates, 40% high protein, and 45-50% fats in their diets. This ratio should always be applied when preparing homemade food for your cats.
- Protein (85 grams of cooked chicken, pork, beef, salmon, or beef)
- Carbohydrate (50 grams of cooked white rice, oatmeal, or pasta)
- Fibre (30 grams of cooked sweet potato without skin)
- Fat (1/4 teaspoon of olive oil or fish oil)
- 2 grams of cat’s vitamin/mineral supplements.
- Blend all ingredients, serve and refrigerate the remaining.
- Warm-up stored/refrigerated food before serving to increase palatability.
TUNA FISH RECIPE
Ingredients: 1 standard tin/can of Tuna fish, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of water, and 2 tablespoons of coconut flour.
Procedure: Mix the ingredients using a blender, make small round balls from the mixture. Pre-heat the oven at 180o C and bake in the oven for up to 15 minutes.