Homemade Cat Food

Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes: Lamb and Asparagus

SpunkyJunky weekly recipe: Lamb and Asparagus Cat Food


We're back with another week of recipes! This week, we have a special treat for our cats: Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes - Lamb and Asparagus, a tasty homemade meal with a mix that is hard to resist. If your cat has been picky about what it eats lately, this recipe might get it hungry and make meals fun. So, let's get started!


 Lamb and Asparagus Ingredients:

ingredients for homemade cat food with Lamb and Asparagus


If you've noticed your cat being a bit picky with its meals lately, this delectable mix might be just what you need to reignite their appetite and make mealtime more enjoyable. Before we delve into the instructions, let's take a look at the key ingredients that make this meal truly enticing. Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure that will leave your cat purring with delight.



● Fresh lamb chops, boneless, lean only 1/8 inch fat, cooked, grilled
● 120g egg whites, weighed before cooking
● 248g asparagus, cooked and drained
● 5 grams of canola oil
● 0.3 g Omega-3 Pet Liquid




Lamb and Asparagus Instructions:

1. Put the raw lamb in a pot and add a little water to keep the meat from drying out while it cooks. Put a lid on the pan or wrap it in foil to keep the heat and liquid in. 
Set a slow cooker to low heat and let the lamb cook for a few hours. The size and cut of the lamb will affect how long it takes to cook. 
Instructions for making homemade cat food with Lamb and Asparagus
2. Take the lamb out of the pan when it's done and let it cool. This cooling time is significant for cutting and handling meat. 
3. Get the asparagus ready. Bring some water to a boil in a pot. When the water starts to boil, put the asparagus in and cook it until it is soft. Depending on the asparagus's thickness, it can take 3 to 5 minutes to cook. Stick a fork into the most challenging part to see if the spear is done. 
4. Once the asparagus is cooked, use a colander or a sieve to drain the water from the top of the asparagus. Once the asparagus has been drained, put it on a cutting board and cut it into small pieces. This step makes it easier for your cat to eat and digest the asparagus while still giving it important nutrients. 
5. You can separate the whites from whole eggs to get 120 grams of egg whites. Crack the eggs and carefully separate the whites from the yolks, making sure there are no bits of yolk in the whites. 
6. Measure the egg whites and beat them hard with a fork or whisk until they are smooth and foamy
7. Mix the diced asparagus, the beaten egg whites, the 5 grams of canola oil, and the Omega-3 PET liquid in a big bowl. Mix the items until they are all mixed together. 
8. When the lamb has cooled, cut it into pieces with the right size. Pour the sauce made from the asparagus on top of the lamb chops.


Lamb and Asparagus Allergen Information:

One of the questions we, pet owners, often ask is "Can dogs/cats eat...". I can imagine you'll have the same question with this recipe, like "Can cats eat asparagus?" After all, it's not a regular food for cats.

That's why I always write this part. Knowing the foods that your cat may be allergic to before making homemade cat food is very helpful. If you know your cat is allergic to or sensitive to any ingredients in the recipe, use a different element or leave those ingredients out. Here are some things to think about and other options: 

1. Can cats eat asparagus?

Yes, cats can eat asparagus. Eating small amounts of asparagus is safe and good for cats.

When feeding asparagus to your cat, make sure it is cooked and cut into manageable pieces to avoid choking hazards.

If your cat is allergic to asparagus or has trouble digesting it, you can substitute cat-friendly vegetable substitutes. Some safe options include green beans, peas, or spinach.

2. Can cats eat lamb?

Yes, cats can eat lamb as part of their diet. Lamb is a good source of protein and essential nutrients for cats.

If your cat is allergic to lamb, you can substitute it with another lean and boneless meat that your cat tolerates well. Good substitutes might include chicken, turkey, or beef. 


3. Can cats eat egg?

Yes, most cats can eat eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein and contain essential amino acids that are good for cats. They can be a healthy and nutritious addition to your cat's diet.

If your cat is allergic to egg whites, you can exclude this ingredient from the recipe. Make sure to provide other sources of protein to meet your cat's dietary needs.

4. Can cats eat oil?

Cats can consume small amounts of oil as part of their diet.

If your cat is allergic to canola oil, it may be best to omit it from the recipe. Oil is mainly used to prevent sticking and to add some moisture to dishes. Instead, you can use a small amount of water or broth to achieve a similar effect.

Lamb and Asparagus Nutrition Facts: 

Homemade Cat Food with Lamb and Asparagus

Nutrition facts of Homemade Cat Food with Lamb and Asparagus


Lamb and Asparagus Tips: 

 Cooking safety: It's essential to cook lamb all the way through to kill any bacteria that could be dangerous and make it easier for your cat to digest. Raw or undercooked meat is bad for your health and your cat's health. 
 Portion control: Recipes tell you how much of each item to use, but you need to ask your vet the right serving size for your cat. 
 Quality of ingredients: Choose high-quality products, like lean lamb, fresh asparagus, and egg whites that have been pasteurized. 


storage method for homemade cat food with Lamb and Asparagus


Lamb and Asparagus Storage:

 Airtight container: Put the rest of the lamb and asparagus cat food in an airtight container. Choose containers that are made to store food, and make sure they are tightly sealed to keep air and wetness out. 
 Refrigeration: Put homemade cat food in an airtight jar in the fridge. The fridge is cold, which makes it harder for germs to grow and keeps food fresher for longer. 
 Lifespan: Most things can be kept in the fridge for up to three days. 
 Reheating: Make sure leftovers from the fridge are at room temperature before you give them to your cat. Cats like food that isn't too cold, so making it a little bit warmer can make it taste better. Never give your cat hot food because it can burn or hurt them. 
 Check for spoilage: Before eating refrigerated leftovers, check food for signs of spoilage or off-flavors.


Why do we recommend Vet Approved Homemade Cat Food Recipes?

What makes vet-approved homemade cat food recipes a superior choice? Let's uncover the delightful details!

1. Tailored Nutrition:
With vet-approved homemade cat food recipes, you can ensure your feline companion receives the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates needed for optimal health and well-being.

2. Superior Ingredients:
Homemade cat food recipes that earn the vet's approval prioritize safety and quality. You can select from premium meats, fresh vegetables, and other wholesome ingredients to create a delectable feast for your beloved cat.

3. Allergen Avoidance:
Vet approved formulas are designed to steer clear of common allergens, providing both peace of mind and a satisfying meal that caters to your cat's discerning palate.


By making this vet approved homemade cat food recipes at home, you can make sure your cat gets all the nutrients they need for a healthy meal. Tender, juicy lamb gives cats high-quality protein to build and keep their muscles in good shape. Asparagus is a food full of vitamins and minerals that helps keep your cat's digestive system healthy. 


You'll have fun making this homemade meal for your beloved cat and seeing the joy on its face as it eats the delicious feast you made just for it.


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