It’s not uncommon for cats to get bored if they eat the same thing day after day. Changing up what’s in your furry friend’s food bowl will keep it interested, and make its mealtimes more fun. If you’re looking to add more variety to your pet’s mealtimes, soup can be a great option. Cat soup is a relatively new phenomenon, but when you think about it, it makes sense. Bone broth in particular provides an easy way for your cat to access nutrient-dense, easily digestible calories. You can nourish your pet from the inside out by giving them a powerful source of liquid nutrition. You’ll have them meowing for more with these wholesome and hearty cat soup recipes. Soup is also a wonderful option for cats who struggle to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Three Easy & Nutritious Recipes of Homemade Cat Soup
1. Easy Chicken Soup
Easy Chicken Soup
- 2 chicken breasts chopped into one-inch pieces
- 1 carrot diced
- 1 stalk of celery diced
- Add diced vegetables and chicken breast pieces to a pot and cover with water by two inches.
- On medium-high heat, bring the soup to a rolling boil.
- Then turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
- Then, turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
2. Slow Cooked Beef & Pork Bone Broth
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3. Chicken Feet Pressure Cooker Soup
Is Homemade Soup Beneficial For My Cat?
A homemade cat soup containing animal bones offers many healthy and wholesome benefits to your cat. Homemade is much better than store-bought. Commercially prepared soups and broths are highly processed. Industrial food preparation methods mean that most of the nutrition is wasted, ingredients are cheaper, and recipes include foods your cat simply cannot digest. To avoid the danger of potentially poisoning your cat, it’s best to cook broth or soup yourself.
Is Broth Good For Cats?
Bone broth in particular is delicious and helpful for cats. Beef, pork, and chicken bone broths are rich in an amino acid called glycine. This is vital for cleaning the blood and removing toxins stored in the liver. Additionally, bone broth is rich in collagen. Collagen is a protein that has immense protective powers for your cat’s bones, joints, and cartilage. It also contains chondroitin and glucosamine. These two nutrients are often present in supplements taken by people suffering from arthritis. Any cat with weak bones, or older cats with arthritis, will benefit from eating bone-rich cat soup. By helping deliver oxygen to every cell in your cat’s body, the marrow in bone broth increases its resistance to disease.
How Does Broth Help My Cat’s Digestion?
In addition to being nutrient-rich, as well as being delicious, cat soup can easily be digested, making it ideal for cats with sensitive tummies, or cats that are poorly. The collagen in a bone broth can also support and protect the lining of your cat’s digestive tract. In this way, bacteria from undigested food are prevented from entering your pet’s bloodstream.
Can Bone Broth Help Support My Cat’s Skin & Fur?
A collagen-rich diet can enhance skin elasticity and help your cat’s skin to quickly recover from injuries, by encouraging the formation of new collagen.
What is the Difference Between Bone Broth & Bone Stock?
Bone broth isn’t your usual stock. The biggest difference between bone broth and stock is the amount of time they are cooked. Bone broth is cooked much, much longer, and is much more nutritious.
Why Must I Cook Bone Broth For So Long?
This long, slow cooking time results in a fluid that is richer in collagen, amino acids, and other beneficial minerals. The prolonged simmering process is what extracts these nutrients from the bones, ligaments, and cartilage during the preparation of broth.
How Should I Serve Bone Broth or Soup to My Cat?
Bone broth can best be served as a topping for existing dishes. Pour over wet or dry cat food to provide supplemental moisture and nutrition to your pet’s food. Some cats may enjoy eating the soup on its own, but most will prefer it in addition to their dry or wet cat food. Every broth or soup can be served cool or warm. Never serve piping hot soup or broth to your cat.
Can I Put Garlic or Onions in My Cat’s Soup?
You must never, ever give your cat garlic or onions. All members of the allium family—including onions, garlic, chives, and leeks—are poisonous to both cats and dogs. If the dose is sufficient, either a large enough single serving or a repeated small quantity over time, your cat could get really sick or die. Be especially careful of garlic, because it is thought to be about five times as dangerous as onions for cats.
Can I Put Salt in My Cat’s Soup?
Don’t put any added salt in your cat’s soup. Cats can become poisoned by sodium ions if they consume large amounts of salt. Pets can be hurt by as little as 0.5-1 grams of salt per kilogram of body weight. Even a teaspoon of salt is dangerous for cats.
You can make homemade broth in no time, and it’s a better choice for your cat than commercial broths. Shop-bought broths and soups often contain garlic, onion, and high levels of sodium which are bad for cats. We hope your kitty friend adores the purr-fect soup you cook for it.
Other cat food recipes you can try at home:
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- 2 Comprehensive Homemade Cat Food Recipes (Vet Approved)
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- Homemade Pill Pockets for Cats, 5 Easy & Practical Recipes (Vet approved)
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