In the bowl of a food processor, puree 1/2 cup cooked chicken or ground beef and one 6-ounce container of plain Greek yogurt. Mix in a few spoonfuls of mashed pumpkin or butternut squash.
“You can also add other ingredients for flavor,” says Shawana Jelks, DVM, a veterinarian at Village Animal Clinic in Newnan, Ga. “Try adding soft cat food that has been soaked with water until it is mushy. Then mix into the meat and you have a very healthy treat.” Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese before serving.
Combine one part dry cat food with two parts cooked ground turkey or lean; season to taste. Use Parmesan cheese, leftover cooked vegetables, or chopped cantaloupe.
“These can be served in a kitty cupcake pan for individual servings,” Jelks says. “Or use an empty egg carton with the tops cut out to mold into cups.” Use a piping bag filled with ordinary whipped cream cheese to top them off. Freeze until firm and serve.
Mix lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey with moistened cat food; season if desired. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of mixture into each paper baking cup. Smooth the surface, then carefully pull up on the sides of each liner before removing it from the pet treats.
Shape canned white meat tuna packed in water into meatballs with your; discard any bones. Serve the tuna balls plain, or top with grated Parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon bits, or dried parsley.
Combine some cooked white fish with broth from the same fish; season to taste. Spoon into ice cube trays or muffin tins sprayed with cooking spray. Freeze until solid before serving.
Shape ground chicken or turkey breast into meatballs; serve plain or pair with cream cheese piped in a zigzag pattern on top of each one. Use chopped cantaloupe, cottage cheese, shredded carrots, mashed potatoes, and gravy for variety.
“You can use most anything that your pet enjoys,” Jelks says.”The main thing is that you are creative and that it’s something new for your cat .”
What happens when cats eat Greek yogurt?
“In some cats, the lactose can cause loose stools,” says Dr. Jelks .”But if the pet tolerates the yogurt well and it is an occasional treat, there should not be any problems.”
However, because most cats are lactose intolerant to some degree, if your cat has diarrhea after eating Greek yogurt (or any other dairy products), it would be a good idea to stop feeding your cat the yogurt.
Does yogurt give cats diarrhea?
Yes. Some cats are lactose intolerant, which means that their bodies cannot handle the milk sugars found in dairy products, Jelks explains. The undigested sugars draw water into the large intestine, causing diarrhea. If your cat gets diarrhea after eating yogurt or any other dairy product, it would be a good idea to stop feeding your cat these products.
Are there any dangers for a diabetic cats eating yogurt?
It is possible that the extra sugar in some yogurts could raise your cat’s blood sugar levels, but it would take a lot of yogurts to do this,” Jelks says. “If you are concerned about this, you can talk to your veterinarian about special veterinary low-sugar/low-carb diets that will still provide your cat with necessary nutrients.