Providing quality cat food for your beloved furry friend is essential. My kitties love this and eagerly lap it up at meal times. I hope your kitty does as well.
One Whole Chicken (4 to 5 pounds) ♥
Water to cover Chicken in large Stock Pot
One half whole beef heart or 2 cups chicken hearts
1/2 pound Beef or chicken livers
1 Cup High Protien Grain ♥♥
1/2 cup raw rice bran
Half bag of frozen chopped spinach
1/2 cup frozen cranberries or 1/4 cup of same and 1/4 cup of frozen blue berries (dried fruits have sugar added)
6 Egg yolks ♥♥♥♥♥
1/4 cup Olive Oil or 4000mg Salmon Oil or an Omega 3 fish oil ♥♥♥♥
1 tsp Powdered Taurine
4 tbs Powdered Bone Meal
1 tsp "Half Salt" or "Light Salt" ♥♥♥
Fill a large stockpot with enough water to cover one whole chicken. Bring the chicken, liver and heart meat to a boil and let boil ten minutes then cover and turn off heat and let sit in the covered pot for about one and one half hours. This makes a super tender poached chicken. If you are poaching the chicken for yourself (not the cats) add one tablespoon dry mustard and one tablespoon powdered ginger to make the best tasting stock.
Take cooked chicken out of pot and allow to cool enough to remove the meat, reserving the bones.
Add the grains (you can use a mixture) to the stock, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 or according to direction for the particular grain. Quinoa and rice germ cooks in about 15 minutes; however is using brown rice or barley you need to simmer for about 45 minutes until soft.
Place the reserved bones into another pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about one half hour. Strain the bones pouring the liquid into the stockpot; discard the bones.
Add the cranberries to the big stock pot about 15 minutes before the grain is cooked to plump up and soften. Also add the 1/2 can pumpkin puree (optional - good if your cat has soft stools) and stir well.
Separate the eggs yolks into a good sized bowl and discard the whites or save for another use. When the grain is cooked ladle some of the hot stock into the egg yolks to temper them and add to the stock pot stirring well. You can wash the egg shells and quickly bake them for 12 minutes at 300 degrees and then pulverize them in a grinder and add to the stock. It is easy to do and adds calcium. If you use the pulverized egg shells, reduce an equal amount of powdered bone meal accordingly.
Add the Olive oil, powdered Taurine, half salt and spinach and stir well.
Add the shredded chicken to the pot and using a hand emulsifier/blender puree well (All-Clad makes a good one; less expensive ones will not hold up for long). You now have a large pot full of chicken pate!
When the mixture is cool, (You might need to add a cup or water or so and stir well if the mixture is really thick). Then fill snack sized Zip-loc bags with the cat food, which I stack into quart sized freezer Ziplocs and freeze. Each packet should contain 6 or 7 filled snack bags (don't over fill), which is enough to feed two cats for about one week. Take out the following day's servings to thaw the day before.
This should make about one month or so food. I mix this with regular wet food.
♥ Substitute 12 pound turkey but double the recipe and cut the turkey into pieces into two stock pots.
♥♥ You can use any mixture of grains such as Quinoa or Barley or perhaps a premade mixture found at your Health Food Store.
♥♥♥ "Half Salt" or "Light Salt" is readily available at your grocery store (Mortons). It is a mixture of iodized sodium chloride and potassium chloride. It is easy to overdose iodine when using kelp on a small scale as in the do-it-yourself recipe.
♥♥♥♥ One can add one can of salmon, sardines, or mackerel packed in water as a source of Omega 3 fatty acids, instead of 4000mg Salmon Oil or an Omega 3 fish oil, if you wish.
♥♥♥♥♥ Do not add whole egg, but only the egg yolk. Egg white contains the enzyme Avidin that will make the essential B Vitamin Biotin unavailable to your cat.
Although heart meat contain Taurine, it is recommended to add Taurine to assure optimal levels of this essential amino acid in this recipe.
I also make this vitamin mixture which I sprinkle liberally on top of regular cat food and mix in well:
1 1/2 cups (Best quality) Brewers Yeast
1 tsp Half or light salt
20 capsules (two tbs) Powdered Taurine
20 capsules Essential Electrolytes
1 cup Powdered Red Raspberry Leaves
1 cup Lecithin Granules
2 cups Raw Rice Germ
1 cup Bone Meal
2 tbsp buffered Powdered Vitamin C
Mix well and store in large ziploc bag the refrigerator.
Mix 1 teaspoon to one 6 ounce can of cat food or (Single feeding) 1/4 tsp to 2 ounces of canned food.
Please use these recipes at your own risk and check with your veterinarian or feline nutritionist prior to feeding this diet to your cats.
Please check out our recipe for Feline Raw Meat Diet.
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