Providing adequate nutrition for your senior cat will certainly help them live a long and healthy life. But with so many types of senior cat food on the market, how can you be sure that you’re choosing one that fits your elderly feline’s dietary restrictions? Well, in short, extensive research! This is only one option though – you might also opt for a few vet-approved recipes that you can create in your own kitchen.
Now, before making any sort of drastic switch in the food you serve to your cat, you should clear it with your veterinarian. Unfortunately, there isn’t one size fits all when it comes to transitioning your cat to senior food. So, your vet will have a better understanding of the health of your feline and what they require as they enter their golden years!
A few additional things to consider before committing to learning how to make cat food for senior cats of your very own is that you must ensure you are properly storing the food you create and are dedicated to ongoing cooking so your little buddy has a steady and fresh supply of nutritious food.
As for the food itself, here are seven delightful recipes that your senior cat is sure to be excited about.
6 Homemade Cat Food Recipes for Senior Cats:
1. The Easiest Senior Cat Food Recipe
Chicken & Tuna Senior Cat Food
- Blender or food processor
- Storage container
- 1 cup chicken breast cooked
- 1 can tuna with oil
- 1.5 tbsp cooked vegetables
- Combine all three ingredients in your blender or food processor.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Serve to your happy cat! Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days or the freezer for up to three weeks.
2. Simply Raw: Rabbit, Turkey or Chicken
This blog recommends that you use rabbit, turkey or chicken as the base of your cat food, using a grinder to break down the cuts of meat you have selected. As surface bacteria can develop on ground meats much quicker than a solid cut, it is also advised that the ground meat is then partially baked to kill these potentially harmful bacterias. We should note this is strictly a meat meal – and will likely be a favorite of any felines! A quick scroll down this blog, will also give you a recipe if you prefer to cook your felines food!
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3. Tuna Patties
This easy to assemble recipe includes 4 ingredients that will keep your senior cat both intrigued and satisfied. Ready in a whopping 15 minutes means you will able to whip this meal up for your feline in a jiffy. The recipe yields 6 patties and depending on your cat’s feeding schedule will last two or three days in the fridge. The best part about this recipe is that the ingredients are simple enough to stockpile in your pantry. Make sure that when you are choosing canned products, that you select the ones that are free of any additives.
4. Supplemented Chicken Cat Food
This recipe will require a bit more of a commitment from you as it takes about an hour to prepare and includes a few supplements that senior cats may benefit from. Now before supplementing your feline with any of the vitamins in this recipe it is important that you receive approval from your vet! Once you have the A-OK, you can proceed with this hearty senior cat food recipe!
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5. Mackerel Recipe for Senior Cats
Fish is an excellent source of fatty yet nutritional oils for cats. When we think of their love for fish, tuna might be the first swimmer to pop into our heads, but mackerel is a much healthier option. This recipe would be a great treat for a senior cat once or twice a week to ensure they get their fill of the healthy fats mackerel provides! Sardines are another great alternative if you are looking to swap mackerel occasionally.
6. Homemade Chicken Cat Food
This recipe is a great option if your senior cat also has a sensitive tummy. This recipe is cooked, simple, and sure to be a favorite of your mature feline! There are only 4 ingredients, each natural and free of additives, making it easily digestible.
7. Homemade Beef Cat Food
Here is another great option for senior cats with sensitivities. Limited and all-natural ingredients and simple preparation make this recipe one for the books!
Of course, old age is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we need to start preparing for the worst. It means we should prepare for the long haul! Maintaining the health of your feline as they age should be a priority and starting with their food is an excellent idea.
We hope that you have found these unique yet simple recipes useful when learning how to make cat food for senior cats!
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