11 DIY Cat Treats: Impress Your Kitty With Yummy Goodies

by Monika
DIY Cat Treat Recipes from Various Bloggers

Do you love to cook, bake and spend time in the kitchen? I have to admit – I really don’t. But I love to treat kitties with delicious treats from time to time so I’ve picked out a few simple DIY cat treats that I’m sharing with you today. These yummy treats mostly require only a few ingredients so if you also prefer being outside of the kitchen, it will only take a little of your time to make something special for your feline.

Before you start baking and treating your kitty with these delicious goodies, keep in mind that treats for cats are like cookies for humans. They taste excellent and we love to eat them, but they are not something you should eat every day and in large quantities. The same applies to cats and kitty treats – they shouldn’t make the majority of your cat’s diet. To be exact, treats should not make more than 5% of your cat’s daily food intake. To be on the safe side, limit the number of treats you give to your feline to 3-4 treats a day.

Some of these recipes contain tuna which should not be given to young kittens because of the amount of mercury it contains.

Now, let’s get bakin’ and makin’ goodies for our kitties.


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11 Easy DIY Cat Treats

1. Homemade Chicken & Cranberry Cat Treats from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Homemade Chicken & Cranberry Cat Treats

Cat approved and needing only 6-ingredients! This recipe for homemade chicken and cranberry cat treats is sure to win your furry family members over. See the recipe at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen.

2. My Own Tuna & Honey Cat Treats

DIY Tuna & Honey Cat Treats

There’s nothing wrong with spoiling our pets from time to time with tasty treats. Especially when they’re homemade and we know exactly what’s in them! It’s a great way to bond with the kitties too. See this recipe here.

3. Figaro’s Favourite Cat Treats from My 3 Little Kittens

Figaro's Favourite Cat Treats

If the treats your cat loves are becoming too expensive, this budget-friendly and cat approved recipe might be just what you need! See the recipe at My 3 Little Kittens.

4. Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treats from The Cookie Rookie

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treats

Is your kitty an enthusiastic catnip user? They will love this tasty recipe! Your favorite felines are sure to come running when you offer them one of these yummy homemade cat treats! See the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

5. Homemade Cat Treats Recipe from Mess for Less

Homemade Cat Treats Recipe

Is eating your cat’s favorite thing to do? Well, they will love these easy-to-whip-up treats! This recipe is easily made in a food processor and I love that they rise, or puff up, a little in the baking process! See the recipe at Mess for Less.

6. Healthy Homemade Cat Treats Recipe from Wellness Mama

Healthy Homemade Cat Treats Recipe by Wellness Mama

There are several healthy, good-for-your-cat ingredients in this treat recipe, including coconut oil! See the recipe at Wellness Mama.

7. Homemade Salmon Cat Treats Recipe from Miss Molly Says

Homemade Salmon Cat Treats Recipe from Miss Molly Says

Even the pickiest cat won’t be able to resist these crunchy homemade cat treats! With just a little effort you can bake a bunch of kitty treats for a fraction of the cost of regular commercial treats, and you know exactly what is going into them! See the recipe at Miss Molly Says.

8. 3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats from The Cookie Rookie

3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats from The Cookie Rookie

Crunchy and fish shaped, these homemade cat treats will be irresistible to your felines! And with only 3 ingredients, you can whip these up in no time. See the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

9. DIY Pumpkin Tuna Cat Treats from Animallama

DIY Pumpkin Tuna Cat Treats from Animallama

This is another one of my recipes, published on my first pet blog Animallama where I blogged about cats before launching Meows ‘n’ Paws. The recipe includes pumpkin and tuna and it’s great to spoil your cat from time to time (but not too often because of the tuna). See the recipe at Animallama.

10. Homemade Tuna Cat Treats Your Cat Will Go Crazy For from Supakit

Homemade Tuna Cat Treats Your Cat Will Go Crazy For from Supakit®

With just 2 (that’s right TWO!) ingredients, this homemade treat recipe is easy, cat approved and grain free! I can definitely see this one being a hit with the kitties in your life! See the recipe at Supakit.

11. Another one of my own, DIY Green Tuna Cat Treat Recipe

DIY tuna cat treats recipe

Containing a few basic ingredients, these homemade cat treats are great for spoiling your kitty. A combination of yummy and fresh ingredients that your cat will be delighted to try! See the recipe here.

Now that you have this many cat treat recipes in hand, you can get that apron on and make some kitty happiness cookies! I’m sure your cat will love it.

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Amy Shojai, CABC March 23, 2018 - 2:09 pm

Wow, that’s a LOT of TREETZ! and my Karma-Kat could binge all day. Book marking this to come back and try some out. Thanks for sharing!

Jana Rade March 24, 2018 - 12:12 am

Wow, those are some creative, yummy treats. I’m afraid I’d be caught with my hand in the cookie jar 😉

Sonja of Montecristo Travels March 24, 2018 - 12:53 pm

I think a lot of these would work for my small dog! Thanks!

Kamira March 24, 2018 - 5:02 pm

Wow! What a great selection ofyummy DIY treats. They sound delicious. Hmm I think if Dusty (my cat that passed) was alive, she’d definitely love the tuna honey treats! But everything in moderation. 🙂

Monika March 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Definitely, moderation is the key 🙂

Beth March 24, 2018 - 6:22 pm

While I often make treats for my dogs, I haven’t ever made any specifically for my cat. Most of these seem like they are appropriate for cats and dogs. I’ll have to try making some of these.

Michelle & The Paw Pack March 24, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Awesome post! I don’t have any cats myself, but I love making homemade treats for my dogs. I bet they would like some of these recipes too – as long as I don’t tell them that they were originally created for cats!

Candy March 25, 2018 - 12:42 am

Love this! I have so many dog treat recipes but so few for my cat. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy Armato March 25, 2018 - 1:17 am

What a great roundup of cat treats! I wonder if some of these might be good for my dogs too, they absolutely love salmon and tuna. I’m going to review the ingredients of these treats and see if I can repurpose them for dogs. Thanks for sharing.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Heather Wallace, Bridle & Bone March 25, 2018 - 1:04 pm

These kitty treats look incredibly delicious! This is a great source for multiple yummy recipes that look easy to make. Every once in awhile I go on a baking spree for my dogs but the treats only last a few days.

Irene McHugh March 26, 2018 - 2:52 am

I love this round up of kitty treats. I agree with some of the other commenters that many of these could easily work for dogs too. Plus, my cat friends have asked about cat treat homemade options. Now I have a concise answer to share with them! Thank you!

Amelia Johnson March 26, 2018 - 3:37 am

Well, now, I don’t have a kitty but those recipes look yummy for me and my dog. Good advice about not binging on treats 🙂

Basil April 1, 2018 - 1:57 pm

Happy Easter Guys!

Thanks for stopping by our blog, and we’re so glad mew did otherwise we’d have missed out on all this fabulousness!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Monika April 1, 2018 - 8:52 pm

Happy Easter! 🙂

Martha November 10, 2019 - 3:01 am

Don’t give cats tuna that is canned for people. It doesn’t have the taurine that they need and can lead to heart disease. Use tuna sold for cats.


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