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The Best Cat Treats
Latest UpdateAugust 10, 2017
The best cat treats are heavy on protein and skip unnecessary fillers like corn, wheat, sugar, or extra sodium. After talking to vets, scrutinizing the ingredient labels of 254 products, and trying out our finalists on our own cats, we landed on our top picks: tasty, healthy treats that you can feel good about adding to your pet’s diet.
Soft, bite-sized treats that contain nothing but a mix of freeze-dried liver and vension, from a company with a reputation for transparent manufacturing practices.
Runner-up for Best Overall
Vital Essentials Vital Cat Treats
These dried minnows made some testers squeamish, but they’re a good low-odor option for cats who love fish.
12 Homemade Cat Treat Recipes
We all enjoy making delicious treats for ourselves, but what about our feline companions? Here we’ve scoured the Internet to find 12 of the very best homemade cat treat recipes you can try, to indulge and reward your furry best friend.
Organic Treats with Spinach and Chicken
For this recipe, you’ll need: Gram Conversion
- Approximately 200g of organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
- 1 organic egg
- 1 cup organic quick-cooking oats
- 1 tbsp organic catnip
- 1/4 cup organic flour
- 1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves
Cat Treats and Snacks: What’s Healthy?
If you’re looking for a healthy cat treat, look no further. WebMD provides 10 tips for buying or making nutritious cat treats.
People love to pamper their pets, lavishing them with treats and affection.
Although you can probably never give too much affection, cat treats are another thing. Cats can develop weight problems just like people do. According to a study reported by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 57% of cats are overweight or obese.
Can cat treats ever be good for kitty? Are some treats better than others? And is “people food” healthy for your cat? Here are answers and tips from cat experts.
What Makes a Cat Treat Healthy?
Moderation is key, experts tell WebMD.
It’s fine to feed your cat treats, but they “should be a very small part of the diet,” says Marla J. McGeorge, DVM, an Oregon vet who treats felines only.
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10 Easy Homemade Cat Treats Your Cat Will Love
Homemade cat treats are easy and inexpensive to make. Cat treats help you bond with your cat and are the key to training your cat to be an obedient house cat.
Everyone loves a treat now and then. Cats are no different. Homemade cat treats give your kitty the love she deserves, while providing yummy morsels without lots of additives or high costs. You can use treats to reward your cat for good behavior and new skills, help keep her teeth clean, provide variety, bond with your cat and show your love and affection.
“Cat treats are helpful for teaching or redirecting behavior, like indoor cats trying to escape,” says Laura Linn, a pet behaviorist, vet assistant and trainer in Lynchburg, Virginia. They can also help with dental diseases and other issues. “Cat treats can be used to help with anxiety,” Linn adds.
Top 10 Best Cat
Treats for 2018
While cats are typically used to a wide variety of food when they exist in the wild, they do not tend to receive the same level of access to great treats once they have been adopted by humans. Fortunately, pet parents can start to make the right choices for their felines by stocking the house with the best cat treats. Here is a look at some of the best cat treats available online for 2018.