My homemade cat food recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional guidelines set by the NRC for adult cats.

I focus on whole food sources of nutrients, protein variety, PMR ratios, and only add necessary supplements to complete the diet.

I’ve listed quick bullet points for my homemade cat food recipes below. Plus answers to FAQ.

✅ Homemade cat food recipe overview:

  • 3 raw boneless options
  • 3 raw meaty bones options
  • Complete for healthy adult cats
  • No ingredient substitutions

Bundle and save:

Best deal: Thriving Cats Bundle

  • Cat Care Foundations
  • Switch to Raw Blueprint (free)
  • Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit (all recipes free)

Recommended for cats who do not have enrichment routines (play daily, clean litter box, fun mental stimulation) and are currently eating processed dry/wet food.

Buy the Thriving Cats Bundle here.

If your cat has all enrichment needs met and is currently eating 100% fresh food (commercial raw or lightly cooked wet), you can get all recipes free with Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit.

Click on the questions below to see the answer.

Homemade Recipe FAQ:

jess caticles feed picky cat better

Why buy a recipe when I can use a free recipe online?

You’re more than welcome to use a free recipe instead! This might be a better option for complete beginners.

However, I’ve found that many free recipes online are different variations of the same recipe. And/or they include inappropriate ingredients for cats.

Additionally, most of these recipes do not provide a nutritional analysis.

I’d suggest reaching out to the recipe creator to confirm the recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional guidelines set by the NRC, AAFCO, and/or FEDIAF.

All of my recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional guidelines of all three organizations. And I provide a nutritional analysis of the recipe along with NRC, AAFCO, and FEDIAF minimum and maximum nutrient levels.

My cats are picky. What if my cats don’t like it?

Most cats are picky about food changes regardless of the new food’s quality. So we need to transition to new foods slowly.

There is a transition plan included in Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit for cats who are currently eating 100% fresh food (commercial raw or lightly cooked wet).

If your cat is currently eating processed dry/wet canned food, please use my Switch to Raw Blueprint to transition to fresh food first.

I highly recommend my Thriving Cats Bundle for new cat parents or if you are struggling with staying consistent with your cat’s care needs.

These foundations are important before switching food.

Fresh or freeze-dried meats?

You can use freeze-dried hearts, green tripe, gizzards, liver, etc. if you cannot buy fresh ingredients locally. However, this is not ideal in the long run.

Please rehydrate with water before making the recipe.

A good rule of thumb is to take the total wet weight that you need and divide it by 3.5. This is the amount of dry weight that you would use to rehydrate.

For example, if you need 7.5 ounces of total wet weight…

7.5 / 3.5 = ~2

You would weigh out 2 ounces of the freeze-dried ingredient. Then rehydrate with water. Keep it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few hours until it is fully rehydrated.

Weigh the rehydrated amount to make sure you use the correct amount in the recipe.

You can save leftover water to mix in with the supplements.

Can I substitute the ingredients/amounts?

No. The recipes are complete as is.

Are the supplements necessary?

Yes. The recipes are complete as is with the ingredients included in the recipe.

What about too much iodine in kelp?

The kelp product that I use in my recipes provides a nutritional analysis including iodine content. It is true that this amount may vary from batch to batch since this is a whole food.

However, the iodine amount in all of my recipes is right at the minimum recommended level, and it is under the maximum safe upper limit.

Other recipes may use iodized salt. But iodized salt is bleached, stripped of natural minerals, extremely processed, and has added synthetic iodine. Some may also have anti-caking agents.

I prefer to use whole food sources of nutrients in my recipes. After all, isn’t that the reason we’re ditching processed food for homemade?

This study and this study both show prolonged use of iodized salt causes thyroid disorders in humans.

Where do I buy the supplements?

Please check if supplements are available to you (including shipping costs) before purchasing my recipes.

You can make your own eggshell powder or buy it online.

All supplements are available on Amazon US

Amazon CA sells some of the supplements.

iHerb ships internationally (please check shipping costs first):

Shop directly with each company…
Check each shipping policy before purchasing my recipes.

Yes, you can use the K9 Natural beef tripe for dogs for your cat.

What about vitamin A toxicity from too much liver?

None of my recipes exceed the vitamin A maximum safe upper limit set by the NRC.

The amount in the recipe and nutritional guidelines from the NRC are listed in the recipe analysis vitamins page (included with every recipe).

Can I feed this one recipe long-term?

Ideally, you would feed your cat a variety of proteins and cuts. I try my best to include as much variety as possible in each recipe.

But you will have to decide if one recipe is enough variety for your individual cat.

Can I feed mixed proteins in one meal?

Yes. Wild cats consume 5-7 proteins to complete their diet.

This could include mice, rats, voles, other rodents, rabbits, insects, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, fish, and other mammals. This study proves it.

What if I don’t have a grinder for bones?

You can buy any of the 3 boneless recipes.

Or you can buy any of the 3 raw meaty bones recipes and feed your cat whole, raw meaty bones.

Commercial grade grinders can typically handle chicken bones. However, I do not have personal experience with this. So you will have to find this out on your own.

What about bacteria and pathogens?

Practice the same food prep and cleaning methods as preparing human foods.

General advice:

  • Buy meat ingredients from clean, trustworthy sources
  • Practice proper food safety hygiene when prepping and serving food
  • Wash your hands after you clean the litter box

Veterinary advice from survey results:

  • Don’t mix dry food with raw (most cat parents do not clean dishes regularly when feeding dry food)
  • Feed a variety of proteins (most cat parents who do this are more experienced and educated on raw feeding)
  • Prepare raw cat food in the same area with the same utensils as human food prep areas

The veterinary conclusion from survey results: confirmed pathogen transmission from MP diets (raw) to humans appears to be rare

We conclude that potential or probable cases of pathogen transmission is likely dependent upon hygiene and food safety measures, and more education surrounding food safety should reduce risk.

Additionally, the FDA says that salmonellosis is uncommon in cats and dogs. The issue, again, is proper human hygiene.

Can I cook your recipes?

No. The recipes are complete as is and must be fed raw.

How do I make homemade cat food?

My Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit shows you exactly how to do this. And the kit includes all of my recipes.

Basically, follow the recipe’s instructions and practice proper food safety and hygiene.

Where can I buy your recipes?

My online store! You can pay with a card or paypal. You’ll receive the recipe immediately after payment is confirmed.

Please look at all of the listing photos and read the descriptions thoroughly before buying!

You are responsible for determing if the recipe is fit for your individual cat. And checking to make sure ingredients and supplements are avaiable to you.

I do not offer refunds since this is an instant download digital product.