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KITTY CATNIP COOKIES
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup soy flour
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' milk (powdered milk)
  • 1 tablespoon kelp
  • 1/2 teaspoon bonemeal
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried catnip leaves
  • 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil, butter or fat
  • 1/3 cup CATMILK or water


Preparation & Cooking

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the molasses, egg, oil, butter or fat and milk or water. Roll out flat on an oiled cookie sheet and cut into narrow strips or ribbons. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Break into pea-size pieces, suitable for cats. Good for treats, exercising gums and cleaning teeth, but too low in protein to use for regular fare.

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Note: Many cats are lactose-intolerant, which means that they cannot digest cow's milk properly and they get diarrhea or gastric upset when they drink it. 

According to the ASPCA, "Unless they are spoiled or moldy, milk, cheese and other dairy foods are not considered to be poisonous to pets. However, many pets’ digestive systems cannot tolerate dairy foods very well. This can result in vomiting and diarrhea, which in severe cases could lead to inflammation of the pancreas. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before offering any “people food” to your pets."

One alternative is using lactose-free milk in recipes, which you can find in pet stores.  Whiskas makes a product called CATMILK.

For further reference, see: ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center, Section on "People foods for pets"