Beef Gravy is meat-based and may contain bones, which are a choking hazard for your cat. This recipe uses only the edible or consumable parts of vegetables that you or your family would eat. Most of these ingredients are healthy for cats to consume, but if your cat suffers from any food allergies it’s best to make sure all the ingredients used in this recipe do not trigger those issues before giving it to her.
Ingredients: 1 can (5 ounces) beef bouillon/broth 2 cups water 4 tablespoons instant mashed potato powder (or dehydrated potato flakes) 2 teaspoons parsley 1 teaspoon corn starch mixed with one tablespoon cold water salt and pepper to taste
Comb all ingredients into a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate any leftovers and make sure to discard after 3 days.
Feeding: This recipe yields about 1 cup of gravy, which provides around 32 calories with a low-moderate amount of proteins and fats. Cats usually need around 10 calories per pound of body weight daily, so this recipe makes the appropriate serving size for one cat who weighs an average of 8 pounds. One teaspoon is approximately equal to 5 grams or 20 calories, so your cat should receive 1-2 teaspoons twice daily as a treat or supplement to her regular food intake.
If your cat is a senior, pregnant, or nursing, or if she has a medical condition such as diabetes, I would not recommend this recipe because of the high carbohydrate content.