Other Cat Treat Recipes:
- Carrot and Catnip Kitty Cat Treats
- Pumpkin and Salmon Kitty Bits (Cat Treats)
- Tuna & Cheddar Whisker Biscuits; Homemade Cat Treats
- Purr-fect Kitty Salmon Treats
- Meow-ums Kitty Crackers
Tuna & Cheddar Whisker Biscuits - Homemade Cat Treats
Homemade treats you can make for your kitty cat! You can form them into whatever size treat your cat prefers.Print Pin Rate
- 1 (5 ounce) can tuna packed in water drained
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese can swap with finely grated carrot if your cat can't have dairy.
- 1 egg
- 1 1/3 cups oat flour plus extra for dusting
- 1 tablespoon dried catnip (optional)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup cold water
- You can make your own oat flour in a food processor: 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats makes about 1 1/3 cups oat flour.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In food processor mince tuna and cheddar until it's a fine texture. Add egg, oat flour, catnip and pulse together.
- While running on low drizzle in cold water slowly until the dough pulls together into a ball. You may not need all the water.
- Divide dough ball into 4 smaller balls, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Sprinkle a little extra flour on a work surface. Roll each ball into a long “snake”. Use a knife to cut “snake” into small pieces. Roll each piece into a ball (about the size of chick-pea). Flatten gently with a fork.
- Continue until you have used all the dough.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes, depending on texture you would like; softer or harder.
- Let cool completely. Store in refrigerator for a week or freeze for longer.
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cats are lactose intolerant so should not be having any cheddar cheese!
Thanks Maria! – You should only feed your cat what you and your veterinarian decide is best.
Only some cats are lactose. I have three cats and only one of them is, though it is common in cats.
Our kittys love cheese and we use lactose free cheddar
That’s why it says to use carrots if your cat can not have dairy.
ok no cheese
Update: my cat didn’t like it:(
Sorry your cat didn’t care for them! ( :
Yeah same my cat didn’t like them so we handed them out in our neighbor hood!!
Thanks for the feedback! Hope the neighborhood cats enjoyed!
Do these have to be stored in the fridge or will an airtight container work too?
Yes – best to store in fridge or freezer.
Hi can I use wholemeal flour instead of oats flour ?
Whatever your cat tolerates! You may need to just play around with the amount in case it absorbs differently than the oat flour.
Can I use all purpose flour? I have been making some cat treat recipes too, I am only 11 though, so i can’t share them 😁
As long as it is safe for you cat, yes you can.
Aww that’s awesome! Glad to see you enjoy baking for your kitties. I am 13, very similar passions! It’s fun cooking my 6 fluffy children. 💜
🐾That’s awesome to hear Emma ! 🦮Keep up the good work ! 🐈⬛You 🦜might just cook up the next big thing! 💜Don’t ever let anyone discourage you !🐈 Keep doing 🐩what you love and everything else 🐕🦺will fall into place!! 🍖🐾
Laura Marie Barrett
My cat loves everything and anything dairy….no issues. Thanks for the recipe!
My cat loves chicken more than the tuna and other seafood products, can I use chicken instead of the tuna.
I think that would be fine Tina – as long as it’s safe for your cat. MEOW!
Sounds yummy for my kitties, but I don’t put that much effort into baking my Christmas cookies, lol!
LOL! I get it!
I’m so grateful I found your site. As prices soar my cats who love treats are getting less and less of them. I have most of the ingredients already so I am thrilled. Now to see who likes what. Most of my cats are ferals having been left by the road in the park where I live. Thanks again.
Hope they like them Betsy – thank you for rescuing!
I’m making this for my kitties today! I know they’ll love them as they all love tuna and cheese. I’ve made sure that they all tolerate dairy just fine. I got no salt added tuna for them and am going to use the tuna water in place of plain water, just because I think it’ll add even more tuna flavor for them.
I started making my dogs treats and the cats went berserk. So I thought, well, they deserve homemade treats too!