For as long as I can remember since I started this YouTube channel, I wanted to make a meatloaf for cats video, yet I couldn't figure out when to post the video. But I decided April Fool's Day would be a good time to upload this video.
This is the first time I've made a recipe for other species, namely, cats. I've seen other recipes on the web about making a meatloaf for pets, like http://www.popsugar.com/pets/Homemade-Pet-Loaf-34073136 and http://www.food.com/recipe/rafaelos-meatloaf-for-cats-96637. But both of these recipes require you to bake the meatloaf in an oven, just like any other meatloaf recipe for humans(except for the Caviar Twinkie Meatloaf one). My cats aren't used to eating hot food, plus they hate beef and turkey. The only meats they will eat are tuna and chicken.
Those two recipes in the links, theoretically, could be eaten by humans, although it would be very bland to us. I'm not so sure human beings will want to eat my meatloaf for cats- I used cat treats in it as the meatloaf binder.
The amount of tuna my cats ate from this meatloaf(a little over an ounce per cat) is probably the most amount of tuna they'll get to eat in one setting, for tuna is also a treat for my cats.
I should note that you should crumble up the meatloaf slices before serving it to your cat(s) since cats have small jaws. I once read somewhere that cats don't judge the food they're given based on sight. Instead, they judge food based on if it smells good to them(and cats have a much better sense of smell than people do). So to make the meatloaf more appealing to your cat(s), you should try to use dry cat treats that are the same flavor as the meat you're serving them. Come on, even people don't have chicken AND tuna in the same meal, so why would we expect our 4-legged friends that purr do!? Even I know chicken and tuna don't mix.
This is a stupidly simple recipe.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A can opener
A small bowl
For the meatloaf:
A 5-ounce can of tuna or chicken
Enough dry cat treats(preferably of the same flavor as the meat) to form a loaf
1. Open your can of tuna or chicken using a can opener. If your cats are like mine, they run to the sound of the can opener being used, so this will entice them to come into the kitchen(cats do have a better sense of hearing than people too). Plus you might get a few meows out of them, even from your most silent cats.
2. Drain your opened can of tuna or chicken.
3. Combine the tuna or chicken and dry cat treats in a small bowl to form a loaf.
4. Divide the meatloaf into smaller portions, depending on how many cats you have(i have 3). I put the meatloaf slices onto little plates. Make sure to crumble the meatloaf to accommodate feline jaws.
5. Serve the crumbled up meatloaf to your cats. Bon appetit(for you cats anyway)!