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6 Homemade Cat Gravy Recipes (Vet Approved)

Cats are carnivores, and daily servings of the same old kibble may not exactly motivate your feline’s appetite and, in some cases, do not provide appropriate nutrition to your cat. Enriching their food with cat gravy can be the difference in encouraging your cat to maintain interest in their otherwise bland food and adding moisture to your cat’s diet. In addition, homemade gravy toppers can add to the protein content in your cat’s food, making it a better option for a little carnivore.
As you can see, toppers can be beneficial, and these cat gravy recipes will have your cat meowing for more.

To start, here is a simple and healthy broth recipe that any feline would enjoy:

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Easy Homemade Cat Gravy

Cat gravy is easy to make and incredibly affordable. Throw your meat leftovers into a pot with water and a little salt for a nutritious and delicious gravy your cat will love. Here's our favorite simple cat gravy recipe!
4.60 from 25 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Boiling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • Large pot with lid
  • Strainer
  • Storage container


  • Leftover chicken, pork, or beef including skin, fat, and bones
  • Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  • Throw all excess portions of chicken, pork, beef etc. into a large pot—this includes skin, fat, bones—everything!
  • Fill the pot with water to the top & add in 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Bring to a boil and turn down to medium or a soft boil. Place the lid of the pot on and let simmer for 2–3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool. Strain so there is nothing left but the liquid. Portion out and freeze for a great yet simple gravy to place on top of your dry cat food.


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Once you’ve mastered our base recipe, you can start experimenting! If you want something more delectable for your sweet kitty, learn how to make cat gravy with these 6 nutritional recipes!

Once you have prepared the base recipe, please resist the temptation of giving the cat any bones. Please never give your cat a cooked bone!

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The 6 Homemade Cat Gravy Recipes

1. Pork Rib Gravy

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Start this cat gravy with a simple stock, as we noted above, and gradually transform it into an irresistible sauce that will have your cat purring!

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2. Chicken Liver, Gizzard & Heart Gravy

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Some of the most nutritious aspects of animal meat come from the organs! Create a simple yet healthy gravy with hearts, gizzards, and chicken livers!

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3. Cat Jelly

Now, this one may not be gravy, so to speak, but it does have the same effect when it comes to adding a bit of a punch to your cat’s meal. Leave as it is and top it with dry food, or chop it up and mix it with the kibble, and voila!

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4. Chicken Broth Gravy

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What came first—the chicken or the egg? Well, in this recipe, you get the best of both worlds. An irresistible gravy that combines hearty chicken pieces with a hard-boiled egg and rice!

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5. Mackerel Gravy

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This gravy is solely based on a fish stock (see what we did there!). As mackerel is the fundamental ingredient, your cat will naturally crave this at each meal!

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6. Chicken & Carrot Gravy

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Carrots may not be the most exciting ingredient for your cat’s preferred food. However, they will be so distracted by the chicken’s flavor that they won’t even glance at the carrots in this simple chicken and carrot gravy.

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Wrapping Up

As you might have noticed, each recipe yields much more than one cat should have in a single serving. Thankfully each is freezer friendly, so remember to portion them appropriately before freezing. This trick will be a game-changer when you want to surprise your cat with a saucy treat!

We hope you enjoyed these quick instructions on how to make cat gravy—so much so that you’ll share them with your fellow cat enthusiasts!

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

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