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10 Homemade Cat Food Recipes (Vet Approved)

Creating your own cat food is a sure way to know the exact ingredients of your cat’s food. Learning which foods are the most beneficial for their carnivore diet as well as supplementing any vitamins they may need is the key to a happy, healthy, and long life for your feline. Whether you are new to preparing cat food or are a seasoned vet – these simple yet effective recipes cater to the various needs (and wants) of most cats! Among these 10 feline favorites, there are 5 raw cat food recipes as well as 5 cooked cat food recipes. Learning how to make cat food is simpler than ever! Be sure to look for any diet restrictions these recipes may have if your feline has sensitivities, kidney disease, or requires special senior food!

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Homemade Cooked Cat Food Recipes

Preparing cat food with the ingredients you find in your kitchen, both new and scraps, is a simple way of ensuring your cat is receiving a healthy and delicious diet. These five homemade cooked cat food recipes include various meats, veggies, grains, and supplements sure to keep your cat nourished and satisfied!

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1. Our Favorite Easy Salmon Cat Food

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Salmon Cat Food Recipe

This recipe is sure to be an excellent choice for most cat owners as it is free of gluten, dairy, sugar, nuts, and soy and is freezable. Plus, it's easy to double (or triple) to make enough to keep in your freezer!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Blend Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 cups


  • Blender or food processor
  • Storage container


  • 2 cups cooked salmon boneless
  • 2 tbsp steamed broccoli
  • 2 tbsp fish oil
  • 2 boiled eggs


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
  • Blend until the mixture is even.
  • Divide your homemade cat food into individual portions.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.
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2. Tuna Ball Cat Food Recipe

There is a name for cats who simply cannot get enough tuna – Tunaholics! This hearty cat food recipe is one to keep on hand as your cat is sure to hang around the kitchen and meow at your feet to request for more. These ingredients are likely ones we always keep in our pantry which makes this a simple and easy go-to recipe!

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3. Chicken & Vegetables Cat Food Recipe

The cat food recipe includes the classic combination of chicken and vegetables that even your cat will enjoy. Use an adorable baking mold or ice cube tray to portion out and freeze any excess pate!


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4. Beef & Cottage Cheese Cat Food Recipe

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Finding a recipe as inclusive as this might just be nearly impossible. The main ingredient is beef, but is rounded out with rice, carrot, alfalfa, and cottage cheese!

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5. Turkey & Rice Cat Food Recipe

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Make the most of your turkey dinner by using the giblets as a fancy feast base for your cat’s meal. These nutrient-rich organs are an excellent choice for your feline’s diet. Your cat will be more than happy to see the turkey giblets in their dish at dinner time!

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Raw Cat Food Recipes

Choosing a raw diet for your cat is not for everyone but for those willing to take the dive – these raw cat food recipes will not disappoint. Ensuring your cat is receiving the proper nutrients is the number one priority when preparing your own cat food – this means adding supplements and occassionally leaving in the bones! Read on for 5 protien packed raw cat food recipes.

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6. Raw Cat Food Recipe with Meat, Organs & Vitamins

You can use a variety of meats, and their organs with this next meal. An unlikely ingredient included in this recipe is eggshells!

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7.  Raw Cat Food Recipe with Various Meats & Bones

If anyone should be on the keto diet, it’s cats. Three big spoonfuls of this raw cat food recipe are considered one serving and is sure to be a satisfying meal for your fluffy friend.

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8. Raw Cat Food Recipe made with Chicken, Salmon & Bones

This raw cat food recipe is all meat – just what your cat was hoping for! It is also the ultimate surf and turf dish sure to please all cats alike.

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9.  Grain Free Chicken Raw Cat Food Recipe

Although we sneak a few grains into their diet from time to time, cats can benefit from a grain free diet as they are carnivores. Here is a perfect example of a protein rich recipe.

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10. Chicken & Supplements

Here is another great alternative to a dry and otherwise boring cat kibble. A raw cat food recipe such as this would closely resemble that of an obligate carnivore, which a cat is!

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Testing our recipes and finding what works with your pet might be a process when it comes to creating your own cat food, but we hope that you see how simple it can be with these 10 great recipes for homemade cat food – of the raw and cooked varieties! We also hope you enjoyed learning how to make cat food of your very own.

Looking for more great recipes for your feline? Check these out!

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