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Q: Bland cat treats?

September 26, 2011 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 1072 days ago

Ches21

I need some more ideas for bland cat treats for Shorty he can't have regular cat treats cause he has a senetive stomach and has to be on a special bland diet. I know I can give him egg yolks, cheese and oatmeal but what other bland treats can I give shorty and are there recipes for bland cat treats so I can make some cat treats for him myself?

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Jillian
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Sep 26, 2011

I wouldn't consider cheese to be in the bland diet. Lactose and cats don't mix well. They can have a little, but cheese is especially binding and hard on a sensitive stomach. In lieu of cheese, try plain yogurt with active cultures. My cats {and dog} love it and they can have up to a tablespoon a day b/c the lactose content is extremely low.

Skinless, boneless, plain chicken is your best bet. Just roast a chicken breast in the oven, let it cool some, and cut it into bite sized pieces. He can have as much of this as he wants. It's not just good for the bland diet, but good for all cats. Cats are true carnivores so they need as much meat protein as you can give them.

Also try tuna. B/c of the mercury content, you don't want to feed cats seafood more than 3 times a week, but giving it as treats only should let you use it several times a week.

Whenever my pets have sensitive stomachs, I replace their normal food with chicken, tuna, or lamb. Turkey is also a good one - and a cat favorite - but ounce for ounce is pricier, as is lamb.

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Kelly
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Sep 26, 2011

Cats are true carnivores who don't need and can't process the grains in most cat foods and treats. The best treats you can give Shorty would be meat like plain chicken or turkey...not lunchmeat, but nice whole chicken or turkey. Sardines, mackerel, tuna, even shrimp can be given as a treat occasionally. I used to know a cat who had to have the little frozen cocktail shrimp that come in a bag for a treat every day...and he wanted them frozen! I buy fryer or roaster chickens for just a few cents per pound, bake them, debone them, and divide the meat and broth into small containers that I freeze. When I'm ready for more chicken, I pop a container into the fridge and let it thaw, then warm a little bit on a plate.

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