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Baking For The Holidays for Your Cat

The holidays are around the corner – time to get ready for the season! While you are planning your baked treats for family and friends, try baking some for your kitty, too.

Fish-tive Holiday Pretzels

3/4 cup canned tuna or salmon, drained well 1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whole-wheat flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium size bowl, mash canned fish well with a fork and combine with water and butter. Add flour to form a dough. Divide dough into 24 pieces, roll each piece into a rope, and shape into a pretzel. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Makes two dozen.

Note: dough can be rolled out and shaped with cookie cutters before placing on cookie sheets.

Holiday Cheese Balls

2 tablespoons soft margarine
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 egg white
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp catnip

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine margarine, cheese, catnip and egg white. Add flour to make a soft dough. Separate dough into half-inch pieces and roll into balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 35 minutes. Makes about 12 balls.


1 cup cooked turkey or chicken
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon margarine
1 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine turkey, broth and margarine. Add flour to make a soft dough. Add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time if dough is too sticky. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter, or break off pieces and form into interesting shapes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Makes about 30 treats.