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By: Becky Hardin

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Homemade cat treats are such a fun thing to make, and your cat(s) will absolutely love you if you give them these tasty salmon cat treats! You only need 3 ingredients to make these, and they’re super healthy and nutritious for your beloved pet.

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What’s in these 3-Ingredient Cat Treats?

You only need 3 ingredients to make these healthy homemade cat treats. And you might already have them all in your pantry!

  • Salmon: Use canned salmon for this recipe, or another canned fish.
  • Egg: Beat the yolk and whites together before combining with the flour.
  • Flour: I recommend using whole wheat flour for these nutritious cat treats.

I love that these are real food ingredients, so I know my cat, Dill, is getting the best of the best!

It was such an honor to have this cat treats recipe printed in the August 2015 edition of Family Circle Magazine.

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Can I use another fish for these treats besides salmon?

Any canned, oily fish will work in this recipe, and your kitty will thank you for being so creative. Try tuna, mackerel, or even canned shrimp! You can also substitute canned chicken.

Where can I find the goldfish cookie cutter?

If you want the goldfish shaped cutter I used, Here’s my affiliate link to get one. If you prefer, use any cookie cutter that is about 3/4-inch.

How can I fix dough that is too dry or too wet?

Add up to 1/3 cup of water to the dough if it’s too dry. If it’s too wet or sticky, add in a small amount of flour until you get the right consistency. It should be tacky but not sticky.

How can I tell when the cat treats are done baking?

They should be slightly brown and crunchy on the outside.

How to Store Homemade Cat Treats

Let the treats cool completely before storing. Scoop them into an airtight container, like a mason jar, or resealable bags. Store them at room temperature or in the pantry, for up to 2 weeks.

They’ll be ready to hand out to your furry friend any time they need a treat. And these are healthy enough for them to eat (many) every day, so you can feel good about spoiling them!

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Recipe

Three-Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats

4.59 from 415 votes

Author: Becky Hardin

Prep: 20 minutes minutes

Cook: 20 minutes minutes

Total: 40 minutes minutes

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Serves120 treats

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Your cat will love these homemade cat treats because they're filled with real salmon!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Pulse 10 ounces of undrained, canned salmon in a food processor to chop as finely as possible.

    10 ounces canned salmon

  • In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten), and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If it's is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. The dough should be tacky but not sticky.

    1 egg, 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • Roll dough on a floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.

  • Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.

  • Allow to cool before serving.

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Last step! Don’t forget to show me a pic of what you made! Upload an image or tag me @thecookierookie on Instagram!

Becky’s tips

  • Any 3/4-inch cookie cutter will work fine for these treats. If you’d like to use the goldfish-shaped cutter in this post, here’s the link.
  • I am not a medical professional. Please check with your vet for any allergies before feeding new foods to your cat.

Storage: Store cat treats in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 11kcal (1%) Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg (1%) Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 16mg Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 4IU Calcium: 8mg (1%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Meet Becky Hardin

Becky Hardin is a wife and mother living in Saint Louis Missouri. She founded The Cookie Rookie in 2012 as a creative way to share recipes. Now, she is a trusted resource for easy cooking around the world, being featured in Taste of Home, The Kitchn, ABC’s Home and Family, and more. Here at The Cookie Rookie she is the editor in chief of all recipes and continues to enjoy sharing her passion for cooking for busy families. She has since founded two additional food blogs, Easy Chicken Recipes and Easy Dessert Recipes.

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Sonya

Posted on 3/14/2024

Hi, I am wondering if I can use oat flour. Thank youHomemade Cat Treats Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (14)

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 3/14/2024

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Yes, oat flour should work just fine!

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abbie

Posted on 3/5/2024

Hi! I’m just wondering, what equipment do I need to make these? Please reply as soon as you can, as I need them ready for Monday.

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 3/6/2024

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Hi Abbie, you will need a food processor or blender, a hand or stand mixer, a rolling pin, and a cookie cutter.

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Emily

Posted on 12/10/2023

How many little treats does this recipe make?

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 12/11/2023

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Hi Emily, this recipe makes 120 treats!

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Debbie

Posted on 12/7/2023

Can you freeze these cat treats?

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 12/11/2023

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Yes, you can!

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Mawada_The_Queen

Posted on 12/4/2023

Can I use canned sardiens instead of canned samon

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 12/5/2023

Reply to Mawada_The_Queen

Yes, but look for low-sodium versions that are packed in water rather than oil.

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Mawada_The_Queen

Posted on 12/12/2023

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thank you for letting me know when you answered me I went right way to make them my 3 cats are OBSESSD with them. ( Even my 3 rabbits🐇🐇🐇🤣)Homemade Cat Treats Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (25)

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Donna

Posted on 11/18/2023

Do you know that Temptations have Wheat Flour in them?

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Syl R

Posted on 11/9/2023

Am excited to try these for my furbabies! Can you please advise whether they are suitable to freeze and if so for how long. Thank you in Advance. :-)

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 11/10/2023

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You should be able to freeze these for up to 3 months!

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Mary Sparkman

Posted on 10/6/2023

Do you need to get GA on cat treats?

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Alyce pandolfi

Posted on 8/4/2023

Cats cannot have salt. So do I need to use sodium free salmon? I haven’t seen that before and I’m wording if I should use fresh and cook it?

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 8/4/2023

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We used no salt added canned salmon!

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chris

Posted on 7/1/2023

can you use gluten free flours instead? for pet treats? I know this is a cat recipe, but my one fur kid can not have gluten.

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Samantha Marceau

Posted on 7/3/2023

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You could try sweet rice flour, potato flour, or coconut flour!

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