An example of a homemade cat food recipe uses 3 pounds of whole fowl or rabbit, 2 eggs, 1 cup water and various forms of nutritional supplementation, including 400 IU vitamin E, 2,000 milligrams salmon oil, 2,000 milligrams taurine, 100 milligrams vitamin B-complex and psyllium. This recipe accounts for approximately 10 to 14 days of food for the average cat.
To make this recipe, first process the meat. If using chicken or turkey, bake the poultry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 15 minutes, ensuring that half of the meat is still raw. Empty the meat into cold water for cooling before inserting into a meat grinder or food processor, along with 4 ounces of liver and cooked eggs. After processing, keep the meat refrigerated while preparing the supplementation. This entails dissolving the vitamin E, vitamin B-complex, salmon oil and taurine into a cup of water. It is best also to include 3/4 tablespoon light salt if using the poultry variation of the recipe. Psyllium may be helpful for cats unaccustomed to raw meat diets. Whisk the ingredients before combining them with the meat mixture. Store in the freezer until ready for use. Once thawed, food should not remain in the refrigerator for more than 72 hours.
This diet may not be suitable for cats that suffer from chronic kidney disease, as they require a veterinarian-approved diet on an individual basis.