MORE SOUPY STUFF!
Although I’m not sure if this should be ‘soup’ or ‘stew’, really…either way, it’s again a good way to get your dog and cat to drink up.
Here’s a recipe that will have your pet begging for more. The TRE cats would die for this one, but they don’t get it often (only when we feel generous haha!), maybe once or twice a month if they are lucky. This is because we add prawns to make this soup, and too much seafood is not good for cat, dog or human!
Here’s what that inspired us: Prawn bisque soups! Here’s a recipe for humans– Easy peasy prawn bisque. Now you can make yourself a creamy seafood soup too!
You can start by making nice, thick, creamy milk using pet milk powder, or simply use pet milk straight out from the carton:
See the basic creamy soup for cats and dogs if you aren’t sure what to do! We don’t want to add butter or cream, as real prawn bisque soups do require, so pet milk will have to do. You may want to make your milk base warm to encourage your pets to try.
Next, add the prawns! You may boil the prawns, de-shell and mince (personally find raw prawns smelly and hard to mince), but for this post we shall use this!
Thrill dried shrimp for convenience. hehe!
Too big! We don’t want the kitties to just nip off with them and not drink the soup. So…
Into a little plastic bag like this they go, and POUND AWAY. POUND TILL THEY BECOME POWDERY BITS!
(Or mince till they become tiny bits!)
Like this! 🙂
Next, we like to add eggs, because eggs are nature’s superfood, and the cats don’t like eggs on their own. They don’t even like eggy meat very much (but will eat grudgingly), so this is a good way to trick them into eating eggs! But you don’t have to add eggs if you don’t want to. In fact…errrr…you don’t have to add anything you don’t want to. Except the seafood and milk, otherwise you can’t call it ‘creamy seafood soup’ anymore. haha.
Good for digestion for both cats and dogs, and fabulous hair-ball control for cats 😉
Add a teaspoon of salmon oil. We prefer salmon oil to chopped fish bits because 1.) we’ve already put in prawn bits and 2.) salmon oil does not trigger fish allergies the way real fish is prone to.
This is good for joints and fur quality. If your pet is prone to being fat though, cut down the salmon oil given.
Stir it well!
Look at the crew, already waiting…
We usually make one bowl of soup and let the kitties take turn. That way, we don’t make too much at a go, so less is wasted, and the soup is usually finished by the time the last kitty is done with it. And yes…Max is the last kitty to get it because he packs on the pounds at the drop of a pin.
Muffin slurping away. He’s still developing because Ragamuffin cats take 4 years to fully mature, so he gets dibs at the bowl.
Here’s a video for the soup, and out of habit I said ‘let’s see whether they like it…’
YES THEY DO! ;P they love it!
This makes for a very nice healthy afternoon snack, and I know that many people do feed their pets a midnight snack before they turn in for the night to stop doggy/kitty midnight hunger pangs. This is a good alternative to giving your pets dried sunfish or other unhealthy wheat-and-corn laden snacks that you often find in the petshops.
Do note that this is meant as a supplementary feeding and not the main diet!
Do tell us if your pets like it! And if you have a soup recipe that your pets adore, do share it with us! We would love to hear from you 😉
Categories: Pet Cookbook
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