Glop and homemade cat food recipes for Cats
The Cooks Quarters - Purrinlot Kitchen
Welcome :-) to our health food kitchen!
For kitties, they like special meals too! In this recipe box you will find
- Kitty Chicken Soup,
- Crazy Cat Cookies,
- & Kitty Glop
Kitty Chicken Soup: Based from the broth found in the New Natural Cat Book- Great for an ill or stressed kitty
Combine the following
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth (*see how to make below)
- 1/16 teaspoon ascorbic acid crystals (250 mg of Vit C)
(found in health food stores in pet section, come in powder form)
- 1/2 teaspoon of powdered brewers yeast
- 1/16 teaspoon of F-Biotic or other feline digestive enzymes
Serve room temp...this is food not drink, even though it is in semi liquid form:-)
*To make the broth - 2-3 pounds of chicken well cleaned - I boil using a whole chicken to include the neck. Cover with water (2 to 3 inches above chicken), add 1/4 cup of tomato juice....please do not not use V8. Simmer for several hours, breaking the chicken off into the pot and adding water as needed. Save broth and freeze into small zip lock baggies. (Discard ALL bones, and the meat left doesn't really have much nutrition value at this point, so you might as well discard it as well...the nutrition is all in the broth.)
Serve little meals when cat is stressed or ill. Works like chicken soup does for humans:-) Hint- keep feeding the normal diet alongside this treat.
Crazy Cat Cookies (treats):-)
Prepare in a container 1 part brewers yeast/ one half part Kelp. Next, Take the dry cat food you are now using and blend it into a powder. Add two parts powder food to the yeast/kelp mix. Pull out a jar of Baby food meat (I use only beef). Add the mixture of powder to the baby food until you get a consistency of cookie dough, roll into small cookie balls. Store in the refrigerator and don't make too many at once...they only last about a week or so in the refrigerator. Don't serve too many at once...or the kitty might get the runs. I normally add a pinch of Vit C powder for immunity too, during show or breeding periods.
I serve them as treats several times a day. They are good for skin, coat, and all around good health. Most cats gobble them up. When I started making these cookies I used only the dry food and the baby food. Through time I have played with the mix and added to it as to the needs I was seeking.
Persians can blow coat under stress so I wanted to add something to help slow this process down while showing. That is why I added the brewers yeast and kelp mix.
It you don't have any milk or your kitty is in need of extra nutrients, make up a small batch of Glop. Kitty Glop was designed by a vet and is extremely high in calories and suitable for even newborn kitties. Refer to our Nursery page for additional newborn help (if needed).
Place the Glop into a Syringe (between a 12 cc - a 35 cc size) and attach a small teat to the tip, and bottle feed this as milk or added to the milk. Glop is widely used by breeders worldwide.
To prepare, pull out a clean blender and a saucepan. In the saucepan add 1 Cup (8 ounces) of water. Once the water begins to boil, dissolve 1 packet of unflavored knox gelatin, and remove from heat. Stir the gelatin until all has dissolved.
Once the gelatin has dissolved completely, mix into a blender with the following:
- 8 oz evaporated whole milk
- 2 egg yolks, (DO NOT USE the WHITES)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, not diet or lowfat
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, again not a diet version...we are looking to produce calories.
- 1 teaspoon karo syrup. Honey can be used in an emergency but Karo is preferred (use the clear karo).
- 1 teaspoon Nutradrops or other liquid pet vitamins
- *optional if needed,-1/2 teaspoon of acidophilus or 1 gram of Bene-Bac pet gel (premeasures in grams)
For older kittens (past the weaning stage) and cats, to be used as a supplement or weight gain or while under stress from or preparing to show, add:
- 1/16 teaspoon of vitamin c in powder form
- 1 teaspoon of powdered kelp (this really doesn't dissolve very well)
- 1 tablespoon of brewers yeast
- * optional- 10 drops of Larch (A Bach Flower)- this helps build confidence but works over a period of time as a build up effect.
Refrigerate in a covered dish until completely chilled like jello. Scoop out the amount you need, warm to room temp...be careful not to overheat and then burn the kittens tongue. I use a coffee cup filled with hot tap water for several minutes. Place the syringe filled with the glop down into the water, keeping the tip closed on the syringe....this works best with prefilled glop syringes.
Glop becomes jelled when cold. Once the glop is warmed, it appears to be milk.
Discard whatever amount is warmed and left over, and never return the unused portion back to the main supply bowl.
I know Glop can be stored in your freezer for up to 4 months, however safe refrigeration storage period is unknown to me at this time. I believe it may be between 10 and 14 days.
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