Show your cat how much you love them this Valentine’s Day by baking them some delicious homemade cat treats. All natural, these tuna flavoured kitty treats are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
The Pawesome Cats family and their friends have happily taste-tested the tuna heart cat treats, and gave them a big paws up.
Tuna Heart Cat Treats
makes 30-40 cat treats
- 150g canned tuna, in oil
- 1 cup rice or oat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp dried catnip
- extra olive oil
Preheat your oven to 175˚C (350˚F), or 160˚C (320˚F) if you have a fan-forced oven.
Combine drained tuna, rice or oat flour, egg and catnip in a bowl, and mix thoroughly with a fork until combined. The mixture should hold together but not be excessively sticky. If the mixture is too dry, you can add a little extra olive oil as required.
Roll the dough into ½ teaspoon sized balls and place on a lined biscuit tray, flatten with the back of a spoon.
To add the heart-shaped pattern, you can use a commercial stencil although I improvised and made a heart stencil using a knife and piece of raw potato. Press the heart shape gently into the top of the treat so that it leaves an indented heart shape pattern.
Place the treats into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until they are dry and slightly golden on top.
Allow to cool completely and place in an airtight container. The treats can be stored in the fridge for approximately 7-10 days, although if your cats love them as much as mine do, I doubt they’ll last that long.