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Author Topic: CATS: What home-prepared meal did Meowmie fix for you this week?  (Read 83093 times)
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kaffe
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« on: September 06, 2007, 07:47:55 PM »

Meowmie posted this week's menu in the DOG thread by mistake. But this is what's on my plate this week:

                            Frankenprey Recipe 1
800 grams ground Cornish game hen with the bones (legs, thighs, breasts)
100 grams finely chopped Beef heart
50 grams finely chopped Chicken liver
50 grams mixed cooked and mashed vegetables (squash, zuccinni, carrots)
1/8 teaspoon Dulse
Vitamin/Oil supplements

mix all together. Serve with lightly whipped yogurt and Turkey broth babyfood topping

What's on your plate? 
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kaffe
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 02:36:06 AM »

For this week, we are eating:

Turkey and Beef Off the Bone

550 gms  Turkey breast Raw - ground without bones
150 gms    Beef chuck Raw - ground   
100 gms   Beef heart Raw – ground
70   gms   Chicken liver lightly simmered – finely chopped
2   Egg Yolk Raw
2 Tbsp    Squash – boiled and mashed
1 Cup   Turkey broth

1 Tbsp      Unflavored gelatin
1-1/8 tsp                Powdered Egg shell (Calcium Carbonate)
1/8 tsp      Dulse
1/8 tsp      Kelp

2000mg   Taurine
3600mg   Fish Oil
100mg   Vitamin B-Complex
500mg   Vitamin C
100mg   Alpha Lipoic Acid
800iu   Vitamin E
1.5   Tabs Multi-Enzyme

*Makes 5 cups

NATS Nutritional Analysis
Per cup:
Calories      228.2
Protein (g)    40.6 grams
Fat (g)         5.8 grams
Carb (g)         1 gram
Calcium (mg)   429.2 mg
Phosphorus (mg)   386.4 mg
Potassium (mg)   507.6 mg
Ash (g)       1.864 g
VitA (IU)      2398.8IU

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kaffe
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 12:38:05 AM »

Meowmie fixed us a fishy treat today... yummmy!

Salmon Balls

1         small can Salmon, drained and washed 3 times
1         small potato, boiled and mashed
1/2      egg
2Tbsp  grated cheese

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Form the mixture into marble-size balls or smaller.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 - 20 mins or until browned.  Serve each cat 3 to 4 "balls" as a snack or treat.  Freeze the rest.  This is NOT a complete meal!
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kaffe
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 05:16:43 PM »

For this week, we are having the basic CatNutrition recipe with turkey as the main poultry.  In addition, however, meomie made one of our favorite dishes:

Beta-Carotene and Glucose Delight
(Great for those high activity days or days of recuperation from injury.  My cats absolutely adore this concoction!  But please do NOT feed to an obese cat or a cat with dabetes!) 

500 grams    Chicken Thigh with the bone
½ Jar (35 grams)   Gerber’s Organic Carrot
½ Jar (35 grams)   Gerber’s Organic Apple
1                        Egg yolk
2 Tsp                  Mashed squash or pumpkin
1/2 Tsp                Finely chopped parsley or fresh catnip
Spring water   Just enough to bring the food mixture to a desired consistency
50 mg B-Complex     
1/8 Tsp Dulse        (optional)
500 mg      Taurine (if cooking or freezing)


If feeding raw:
1.  Remove skin from thighs
2.  Dip whole skinless thigh pieces in pot of boiling water for 20-25 seconds no more.  Place thigh pieces on flat plate, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate to cool.
3.  De-bone chicken thighs. Cut up chicken meat in 1” cubes.  Smash chicken bones with meat cleaver or something similar for easier grinding.
4.  Grind chicken bones first.  Check consistency, making sure there are no large pieces of bone.  If in doubt, put through the grinder a second time.
5.  Grind raw chicken meat. 
6.  Cover mixture and set aside in the refrigerator
7.  In small bowl, mix together Vit. B, squash or pumpkin, Gerber’s Organic Carrot, Gerber’s Organic Apple, egg yolk, parsley or catnip, dulse and taurine
8.  Remove meat and bone mixture from the fridge and pour the vitamin and Gerber mix into it.  Mix all well, adding spring water to bring the mix into a desired consistency. 
9.  Portion into individual daily servings and freeze what will not be used immediately.  I use ziploc bags.

If feeding cooked:
1.  Remove skin from thighs.
2.  De-bone thighs.
-  if using bones for calcium, smash them up and run them through the grinder.  Check consistency and make sure there are no large peices.  If in doubt, run the mix through he grinder again (you made have to add a few meat peices to get everything through).  Set bone-marrow mix aside and refrigerate.
-  lightly FRY or ROAST thigh meat (but do not boil or cook in water becuase you will lose much taurine)
3.  In small bowl, mix together Vit. B, squash or pumpkin, egg yolk, taurine, Gerber’s Organic Carrot and Gerber’s Organic Apple
4. You can mix all the ingredients together, adding water for consistency or you can run the whole mix through a blender or food processor for finer consistency.

If  NOT using bones for calcium,  add  950 mg Calcium supplement

Nutritional Data:

98. 55    grams animal protein
-  Taurine in meat only:  845 mg (plus or minus 185)
-  Arginine:  5930 mg
0.8   grams plant protein

10652.5 IU     Vit A
- 515 mcg      Retinol activity
- 2337.5 mcg  Alpha carotene
- 5023.6 mcg  Beta carotene
- 117     mcg   Lutein 

30.6 mg                  Vit. C
25 IU (from egg yolk) Vit. D
10 mcg                    Vit K

7481 mg        Sucrose
1785 mg                Glucose   
4504.5 mg   Fructose

Phosphorus:   840 mg
Calcium:  50 + 950 mg = 1000mg
Ratio:  1.2 cal : 1 phos

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 06:40:05 PM »


pssst! instead of using gerber's (forgot what biggie owns them, nestle/purina?) you could toss in an organic carrot and organic apple slices into the grinder while grinding  Wink carrot should prob be blanched when blanching the meat.

and remember, eggshells are a nice source of calcium  Wink

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kaffe
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 06:56:37 PM »

You have a good eye, Straybaby!  Guess I just got lazy... But you are right.  Fresh organic carrots and apples will be waaayyyyy better.  My furbabies love this stuff, but can't give them too much apples, obviously. 
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5CatMom
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 06:05:58 AM »

kaffe,

Do you want questions posted in your thread?

5CatMom
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kaffe
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 01:41:09 PM »

Hi there 5Cat!

Of course questions are welcome.  Even I sometimes have questions on my recipes, like, "did I make that clear enough, so there's ni mistake..." etc.
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MrsP
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 12:18:10 PM »

My kitties love their turkey snack!

1/2 pound ground turkey
1 small boiled and mashed sweet potato
1 tbs grated cheese (my cats love any cheese)
1 beaten egg

Mix ingredients together.  Scoop by half teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees (until brown and firm, but not crunchy).  Makes about 36. These freeze well.

I use organic/free range products.  This is only a snack and can't be used for a meal.  I have to close TeenyCat in the bedroom with her snack, because she tries to steal everyone else's and then doesn't want dinner.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 01:59:40 PM »

I don't measure, but I wing it:

Ground hamburger

Chicken gizzards

Alaskan Salmon

He's a big pig, so I am not concerned what this possibly tastes like. He seems to love it, and he eats a high-quality cat food on the side, so I am not worried about his nutritional intake. I am sure he gets whatever I don't give him in the dry. I just give him half raw to appease his blood lust, and to help to boost his protein being a growing kitten and all.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007, 03:33:41 PM »

zen, you should toss in some chicken hearts and clams in rotation for extra taurine and the other natural trace that goes with it. also rotate the beef with a ground poultry or lamb because beef is high in purines and you want to be careful with male cats (crystal and stone issues).  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2007, 04:39:14 PM »

zen, you should toss in some chicken hearts and clams in rotation for extra taurine and the other natural trace that goes with it. also rotate the beef with a ground poultry or lamb because beef is high in purines and you want to be careful with male cats (crystal and stone issues).  Smiley

Well, gizzards are chalked full of taurine because it is an organ meat. I will look into the ground poultry thing, as soon as his beef runs out. Thank you!
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 06:01:11 PM »

Mouse.  I switched her from a ground rabbit mixture to a turkey mixture and she's protesting the change by catching her own dinner.  She's caught three mice this week. 

Cooked Turkey Mixture
5 lbs. cooked ground turkey
14 oz. chicken heart
8 oz. chicken liver
3 cups water
2 pureed carrots
4 b-50 caps
250 mg bone meal

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2007, 07:57:25 PM »

Zen, do you have some taurine/gizzards links for me? I couldn't find any nutritional links, and hadn't heard of using gizzards as a taurine source. I do feed them, but never considered that aspect.

Eartha, Mouse, eh?! lol!~  Have you tried mixing a small amount of rabbit and turkey together as a treat to see if it would help bridge her over to turkey? or perhaps cooking up some rabbit to mix in with her turkey dinner to see if that helps? but just mix the rabbit in when ready to serve. you may need more at first and then less over a few meals.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2007, 09:25:58 PM »

Heh, thanks Straybaby.  I had a little bit of rabbit left over earlier in the week and did try serving a mixture of the two meats.  She refused that too.  She ate a half portion yesterday of the turkey mixture.  She's just being a typical cat who doesn't like change.  And, really, why eat my fake mouse mixture when she can catch her own? Wink
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