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Homemade Kitty Treat

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dry cat food
  • 1/4 cup warm water or CATMILK
  • 3 tablespoons catnip

Preparation & Cooking

Put the cat food and CATMILK in the bowl and mix well. Pour out any extra water. Sprinkle the catnip over the mixture and mix well. If you like you may bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 min.

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Note: Many cats are lactose-intolerant, which means that they cannot digest cow's milk properly and they get diarrhea or gastric upset when they drink it. 

According to the ASPCA, "Unless they are spoiled or moldy, milk, cheese and other dairy foods are not considered to be poisonous to pets. However, many pets’ digestive systems cannot tolerate dairy foods very well. This can result in vomiting and diarrhea, which in severe cases could lead to inflammation of the pancreas. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before offering any “people food” to your pets."

One alternative is using lactose-free milk in recipes, which you can find in pet stores.  Whiskas makes a product called CATMILK.

For further reference, see: ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center, Section on "People foods for pets"