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If you are limiting dietary carbohydrates as part of your cat's regulation regimen, most popular cat foods and cat treats can pose a problem.

Cat treats should be as high as possible in protein as cats are obligatory carnivores, that is, their digestion and metabolism needs meat for proper functioning. An inexpensive and easy way to provide quality treats for your cat is to make your own. The following suggestions are submitted by users of and are popular with cats.


I have been making homemade treats for Rileyboy for about a year...I have a dehydrator and I dry very lean beef or white meat chicken in it. Rileyboy loves it and thinks he is getting the dry cat food.

_Kay T., 10/2005

I feed Sara a completely raw diet and for snacks I cut raw lamb, kangaroo or chicken into bite sized chunks and freeze in ice cube trays. Once they are frozen I pop them out and store tightly sealed in a Tupperware container. When I need a snack (not me but one of the cats), I thaw one cube at a time. The ice cube size is a perfect size for a treat for civvies (i.e. non-diabetic cat) and a great top up for a cat that is threatening a low BGL (blood glucose level).

Of course not everyone will want to do the raw thing, but steamed meat - chicken etc. could be cut or shredded and frozen in ice cube trays with a little of the broth to make it moist. This is a high protein, low carb snack that may appeal to some kitties. I have 3 that love the raw but one that won't eat raw, loves the cooked.

I don't know how long the "meatsicles" would keep in the freezer, I use mine up in about 2 weeks.

_Glenys and Sara, 11/2005

Last updated 11/9/2005


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