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Q: Simple gravy recipe for catfood?

October 13, 2008 | By Rebecca G. | 6 answers | Expired: 2104 days ago

I have been adding a little water to the crunchy food to soften it up a bit for my older toothless cat. Is there a simple gravy i could make instead?

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Joanna
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Oct 15, 2008

Since felines are obligate carnivores, I would add some raw chicken or turkey muscle and organ meat. If your cat has a few teeth left, he/she will be able to tear it and eat it - fresh food is best!

Otherwise, if your cat is completely toothless, go with an organic and natural wet canned food from Blue Buffalo, Eagle Pack, Wellness, Solid Gold or Halo Spot's Stew. Stay away from sugary, grainy junk like Purina, Friskies, Whiskas and Fancy Feast - that stuff will decay your cat's mouth even worse. There are decent brands available at PETsMART, Petco, and Pet Supplies Plus.

Until you can get to the store, here is a link for making basic gravy at home - I do NOT recommend buying the bottles of gravy you see in pet stores, they're usually full of weird fillers and gummy substances to bind the ingredients together.

www.allthingsfrugal.com/h_gravy.htm

Please keep in mind that you'll want to exchange the onions listed for garlic, and use a whole wheat or other whole grain flour. Felines cannot digest grains well, but you'll be using only a small amount and it's best to use the non-allergenic, unbleached whole kind - quinoa is a great grain to use.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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Ruby B.
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Oct 13, 2008

i used to have a 17 year old cat who was also toothless and didnt want to eat the dry food anymore. I began cooking some chicken for her but gave her the liquid only and mixed it in with the dry food. She loved it. There are also bottles of gravy that you can buy at pet food stores especially for cats and they come in various flavors

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JenniferMaurer
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Oct 13, 2008

I put a little olive oil in my dog's food to help with her coat, it also softens the food a little bit, it may be a healthy option for you.

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Patty W.
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Oct 13, 2008

I add just a little wet food to the dry food. It gives the dry food a moist texture.

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