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Weekly Recipe: Cat Snacks - Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies

SpunkyJunky's Weekly Recipe: Cat Snacks - Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies


Welcome to SpunkyJunky's weekly recipe for another fun Friday! Today, we have something special for all the cat fans: a simple and tasty snack recipe you can make at home for your beloved furry friends. 


Making fresh snacks for your cats is an excellent way to ensure they are healthy, and it gives you a chance to put your stamp on their diet.


SpunkyJunky's Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies is the name of today's recipe and a description of what it is. These tasty bites are full of healthy ingredients that will make your pet purr with happiness. Each crunchy bite is made with care to please their taste buds and give them the nutrients they need for a healthy, happy life.


Without further ado, let's get started!



Ingredients of cat snacks recipe for Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies
● 1 cup of oat flour


● 1/2 cup of canned tuna (in water, drained)


● 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce


● 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast


● 1 teaspoon of dried catnip (optional)


● 1 egg, beaten





Instructions and tips for cooking cat snacks - Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies
● Step 1: Preparing the base 
Mix the oat flour, canned tuna, unsweetened applesauce, nutritional yeast, and (if you're using it) dried catnip in a bowl. Mix well until you get something that looks like dough.
● Step 2: Adding flavors and nutrients 
Add the beaten egg to the mixture and stir until all of the ingredients are well mixed. This will help the items stick together and add more nutrition.
● Step 3: Shaping and baking 
Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and turn it on. Roll small pieces of dough into balls that are easy to eat. Put the balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to flatten each ball a little bit. Bake the snacks for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crunchy. Let them cool all the way down before you serve them.


Nutrition Facts: 

Serving Size: 1 crunchy bite (approx. 5g)

Nutrition Facts of cat snacks Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies

Please note that these values are approximate and may vary based on the specific brands of ingredients used. It's always a good idea to consult a veterinarian for specific dietary concerns or if your cat has special nutritional needs.


Cooking Tips

● If your cat likes softer food, bake it for a little less time.
● You can change the shape of the treats to make them more appealing to your cat. For example, you could make them look like fish or little hands.


Cooling and Storage 

When the Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies are cool, put them in a jar with a lid. Keep them somewhere cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight. These cat snacks will stay fresh and crunchy with the right storage for up to two weeks.


Allergens Information 

1. Can Cats Eat Tuna?
Yes, cats can eat tuna, but only in moderation. Tuna should be eaten as an occasional treat rather than as a regular meal, as it lacks essential nutrients needed in a cat's diet. Also, make sure it's pure tuna with no added spices, seasonings, or sauces.

2. Can cats eat oats?
Oats are not harmful to cats in small amounts, but they are not a natural part of a cat's diet. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their primary nutrition source should come from animal protein.

3. Can Cats Eat Applesauce?
Applesauce is not toxic to cats. Applesauce is a good choice when consumed in small amounts or as an added ingredient to foods. Cats may not be interested in sweets like applesauce, however, because their tastes lean more towards meat.

4. Can cats eat eggs?
Yes, cats can eat eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein and various essential nutrients. You can feed your cat hard-boiled eggs, such as scrambled or hard-boiled eggs, in moderation. Make sure the eggs are cooked without adding any salt, spices, or other seasonings.


In the End

Congratulations! With SpunkyJunky's Whiskerlicious Tuna Crunchies, you've found a great way to show your cat friend some extra love. By making these homemade snacks, you're giving your cat a healthy and tasty snack that is sure to make its day. Make sure to change the recipe to fit your cat's tastes, and talk to your vet if necessary. So go ahead and surprise your animal friend with a tasty snack they can't say no to!


Stay tuned for more interesting recipes, and come back to SpunkyJunky's weekly recipe next Friday for another mouth-watering dish. Happy cats and happy eating!


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