Hairball Control Cat Treats
- 1-1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1/3 cup pumpkin? (canned)
- 1 brown egg
- 3 Tbsp. flax (ground?)
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. catnip (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set a sheet of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet to the side.
- In medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Let rest 5 minutes.
- Unwrap dough; knead a few times. On parchment paper, roll dough out to 1/4” thickness.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut narrow strips vertically or horizontally. If dough starts sticking, wipe off cutter. Repeat in the opposite direction. When finished, you should have a patchwork grid.
- Transfer parchment paper to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
- Remove cookie sheet from oven. Using a spatula or your oven-mitted hands, break up treat grid. Spread bits around evenly and return to the oven.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Or, bake 10 minutes and turn oven off; leave in oven for several hours or overnight.
IMPORTANT: Hairballs are normally harmless, but not always. Talk to your vet if your cat develops a swollen or hard belly or has difficulty pooping, attempts to vomit but nothing comes up or experiences repeated coughing.
Shelf-life & Storage
These treats will last 4 to 6 weeks when kept stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Refrigerate for longer shelf-life. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months. If your cat doesn’t have dental issues, frozen treats are safe to eat.