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- 3 cups raw or lightly cooked ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb)
- 1 cup raw or slightly cooked organ meat (kidney, liver, heart, lung)
- 1 raw turkey neck, ground or finely chopped (be sure not to cook)
- 1 cup well-cooked grain (oats, rice, barley or cornmeal)
- ½ cup well cooked vegetable (broccoli, zucchini, carrots, squash or green beans)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or flax seed oil
Preparation & Cooking
Mix all ingredients together, and then divide into individual portions.
The less you cook the ingredients, the more nutritious it will be for your cat. If you freeze the individual portions, they will keep for several weeks and you can defrost one a day. When thawing, try not to use the microwave or another cooking method, since this will reduce nutrient levels. Instead, let food thaw overnight in the refrigerator. To warm it, place the food in a plastic bag with zipper closure, then immerse the bag into hot (not boiling) water for 10 minutes.
The amount of food prepared with this recipe should last for about 5 days for a adult cat of normal size. Your cat may eat more or less at each meal; use common sense to decide on serving size. Because this mixture is slightly lower in calories than dry cat food, you will need to serve slightly more of it in comparison.
Recipe Credit - D. Marie Ratliff © 2006-9