Padma here: Maine Coon, queen of the house, fairly nice cat who does not mind if you are unimportant and in my space (I am a sharing kind of gal). In this section of the blog we will discuss homemade cat food recipes which have three important elements if you are a Maine Coon:
- They are not green in color after cooking.
- They still have all the essential vitamins and minerals we crave.
- They are tasty and yummy to cats (according to cats, not according to people’s opinion).
Here is the first recipe in the repertoire. I personally like this one. It helped me when my stomach was upset:
3 pounds Ground Turkey (you can also use rabbit or chicken, but I don’t like them)
1/4 pound chicken livers
1 cup of water, plus 2 tablespoons
1 batch of vitamin mix (with all the essential vitamins* see next post)
Cook the turkey in a pan with about 2 tablespoon water until meat is pink (do not over cook). If turkey is not ground fine enough put it in the blender on chop.
Next blend: Water and Liver in the blender.
Place all this in the pan with the turkey and cook a little bit more (not much!). Let cool.
Last, add the vitamin packet to the already cooled meat. Do not cook the vitamins (yuck).
Finally, take an ice-cube tray, or use your best judgment, and split it all up into mouse-sized chunks. You can freeze it in the old ice-cube tray. I eat about three of these size chunks a day and I am a shapely 7 pound female.
Now, as I said previously, this meal is good for those who have tummy troubles. At least that is my experience. I do not eat them FROZEN! (don’t try that) And, do not destroy all of the essential ingredients by using the microwave oven to defrost the chunks. The best thing to do is plan ahead. I am going to eat. You know this, so plan for it, defrost chunks for the day in the refrigerator!
That is it! Happy eating!
PS: If your Finicky Feline Friend does not immediately take to this meal, do not give up! Did you like oysters the first time you saw them? (I personally think that oysters look like a hairball moment, but that is just me). Instead, add a little Parmesan Cheese to the top, or sprinkle a bit of Forti-Flora over the surface. Both are tasty additions and either, but not both, would help transition your FFF to a gourmet diet which adds a shapely waist and pleasant litter box encounters to your FFFs daily experience.