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Over the last several months you may have noticed me bragging on Sookie’s newest cat food, Hill’s Ideal Balance® CRAFTED. And why not? It’s pet food made the same way you make your family’s food – slow cooked with care in small batches using carefully selected, natural, authentic ingredients. Ingredients that include novel proteins from animal sources such as trout, salmon, tuna, roasted beef and chicken and wholesome vegetables like sweet potatoes, barley, peas, and ancient grains including, quinoa, and buckwheat.  But that’s not all. Hill’s Crafted is also:

  • Oven Roasted
  • Made with Gluten Free Ingredients
  • Free of corn, wheat or soy
  • Free of any poultry by-product meal
  • Free of any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • 100% Perfectly Balanced Nutrition carefully formulated by veterinary nutritionists
  • Available in Grain free varieties grain-free varieties, too!

While I’ve working with BlogPaws and Hill’s Crafted I have been inspired in several ways including making a delicious, slow cooked chili recipe using fresh garden vegetables – just like the artisans at Hill’s creates the Crafted slow cooked cats foods and oven roasted dog food! I’ve also been inspired to start making more homemade meals for both my family, because – and I’ll go ahead and admit it – we used to eat out a lot more than we should. This month, inspired once again by the hand-crafted goodness that goes into every bag of Hill’s Crafted, I finally did something I have been wanting to do for quite a while now – I made Sookie some home crafted cat treats instead of getting her usual ones from the store! 

Although I’d never made cat treats before, I was surprised at just how easy they were to make, and Sookie, well…she loved them! Want to make some of these Homemade Tuna Cat Treats for your cat? Here’s how:

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Homemade Tuna Cat Treats

First gather your ingredients including:

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 6-ounce can tuna in oil (do not drain)
1 tablespoon EVOO 
1 egghills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats ingredientsInstructions

Begin by adding 1 cup of whole wheat flour to a medium bowl.

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats add flour

Next, add a tablespoon of olive oil…

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats add oil

followed by the tuna still in its oil…

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats add tuna

…and then the egg.

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats mix all ingredients

Now mix it all together until you get a dough-like consistency. If it is too wet, add a tad more flour, or if it is too dry, add just a bit of water. 

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats form a dough

Now, on a lightly floured surface, roll the tuna dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats roll out dough

Once rolled out, use either your favorite small cookie cutter to cut into individual pieces, or, if you don’t have any small cookie cutters, do what I did and use a pizza cutter to cross-cut the dough into small diamond shaped pieces. I made mine into bite-sized diamonds, but you could probably make them larger and then break them into smaller pieces if needed when giving them to your kitty.

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats use cookie cutter to cut shapes

Now you need to place the pieces on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until firm. Once the treats are finished roasting remove the tray from the oven and let cool.

hills crafted cat food homemade cat food treats let cool

When the tuna treats are completely cooled, wipe off any excess flour, and then store the treats in an airtight container – after you give a few to kitty, of course! Easy peasy!

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Are you feeling inspired by Crafted to make a recipe or create a craft? If so, here’s a video by Steve Ramsey that shows you how to make an awesome cat tree! Plus, you’ll even find free downloadable plans with this tutorial video as well!

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Hill’s Ideal Balance carries a variety of slow cooked cat foods and over roasted dog foods, all of which can be found at your vet or favorite pet store.

Ready to give Hill’s Ideal Balance Crafted a try? Here’s a whopping $7 off coupon to get you started!

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Wednesday 27th of June 2018

I am excited to make these treats for my cats. I have read, though, that plant bases oil are hard on cats livers because they contain salicylates. Do you know if this is true? (For now I will use butter). Thanks for the recipe :)

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 28th of June 2018

Hi Mia! No, I had not heard that. Thank you! After reading your comment, I did some research. Now I know essential oils are very risky, but of course this recipe doesn't call for any. I also saw several articles where olive oil is actually okay for cats in small amounts, and that EVOO (which this recipe uses) is the best to use. Apparently, it can help with constipation in cats, too! So, since the amount of EVOO in each treat is so tiny, I still feel comfortable giving these to my cats. Like any other treat, I definitely wouldn't give them tons every day. :) If you decide to make them for your fur babies, I'd love to know if they like them! Since writing this post, I've taken in another cat, and he won't touch them, lol!


Wednesday 5th of August 2015

I have three cats and I love this homemade tuna cat treats recipe. I just wonder if I can keep up with all three begging for them at the same time.

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