Manuka Honey for Cats: Homemade Halloween Treats for Your Feline Friend

Manuka Honey for Cats: Homemade Halloween Treats for Your Feline Friend

Introduction

Halloween is a fun-filled holiday that brings out the creativity in both kids and adults. But why should humans have all the fun? Your feline friend can also join in the Halloween festivities with some homemade treats made with Manuka honey. In this article, we will provide you with easy and delicious recipes for Halloween treats that your cat will absolutely love.

Recipe 1: Frozen Pumpkin-Pie Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt or kefir
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin purée (make sure it’s pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1-2 bananas

Instructions:

  1. Blend each ingredient separately, placing each into their own bowl.
  2. Spoon each ingredient into its own bag.
  3. Cut a small corner of the sandwich bags to create piping bags.
  4. Pipe a short layer of the yogurt into your mold and freeze before adding a layer of pumpkin.
  5. Freeze again before adding the final layer of banana on top.
  6. Freeze for 4-5 hours.

Benefits:
Manuka Honey for cats is a great source of gut-boosting probiotics, vitamins, and minerals. Pumpkin, high in fiber, is known to regulate your cat’s digestive system and relieve gastrointestinal upsets. Bananas, rich in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper, are a low-calorie treat that should be fed in moderation.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Recipe 2: Pumpkin Honey Freezer Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup raw goat milk, kefir, or plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Blend together all ingredients.
  2. Spoon mixture into a sandwich bag and seal.
  3. Cut a corner off the bag to create a piping bag.
  4. Pipe mixture into molds.
  5. Freeze for 4-5 hours.

Benefits:
Local honey can boost your cat’s immune system, help control allergy symptoms and skin issues, and maintain a healthy weight. Goat milk provides naturally-occurring probiotic support for the gut, while pumpkin acts as a prebiotic to support a healthy microbiome.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Recipe 3: Apple Greens Bone Broth Ice Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup dark leafy greens (kale, broccoli, or spinach)
  • 1 cup pet-friendly bone broth

Instructions:

  1. Blend together all ingredients.
  2. Spoon mixture into a sandwich bag.
  3. Cut a corner off the bag and pipe the mixture into molds.
  4. Freeze for 4-5 hours.

Benefits:
Apples are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants, and they’re filled with fiber, which aids in digestion. Dark leafy greens like kale are high in beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron, all of which support healthy bones and a healthy heart. Bone broth provides hydration as well as vitamins, minerals, protein, collagen, and glucosamine, all of which are beneficial for joints and the GI tract.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Recipe 4: Berry Boost Ice Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries or blackberries
  • 1 cup coconut water or filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons of ground chia or flaxseed

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Spoon mixture into a sandwich bag.
  3. Cut a corner off of a sandwich bag and pipe it into molds.
  4. Freeze for 4-5 hours.

Benefits:
Blueberries are a refreshing, low-calorie treat for cats, packed with antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Coconut water is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B and C, providing hydration and an energy boost. Ground chia or flaxseed contains omega fatty acids, especially omega 3 and 6, which promote healthy skin and coat.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Recipe 5: Pumpkin Spice Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut whipped cream or whipped coconut milk
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin purée
  • Honey (as a syrup topper) (optional)
  • Halloween sprinkles (optional) or your cat’s favorite treats

Instructions:

  1. Pour pumpkin puree into a cup or bowl and mix with cinnamon.
  2. Add a layer of whipped coconut cream.
  3. Top with a dash of honey or Halloween sprinkles.

Benefits:
Cinnamon is abundant in anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for aging cats with arthritis or muscle soreness. Local honey can boost your cat’s immune system, help control allergy symptoms and skin issues, and maintain a healthy weight. Pumpkin, high in fiber, regulates the digestive system and can relieve gastrointestinal upsets. Coconut whipped cream, a dairy-free alternative, strengthens the immune system and improves the condition of your cat’s coat.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Recipe 6: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (make sure there is NO xylitol)
  • 1/4 cup pet-friendly bone broth
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine mashed banana, pumpkin purée, peanut butter, and flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually add bone broth while mixing continually.
  4. Form the mixture into a dough using your hands. If it becomes sticky, add small amounts of flour as needed.
  5. Once formed into a dough ball, roll it out using a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  6. Place shapes on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until golden.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Benefits:
Bananas are a great low-calorie treat for cats, but they should be fed in moderation due to their sugar content. They are high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. Pumpkin acts as a prebiotic to support a healthy microbiome. Peanut butter, when fed in moderation, provides protein, healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin.

Source(s): https://aboutmanukahoney.com

Conclusion

With these homemade Halloween treats made with Manuka honey, your cat can enjoy the spooky season just like you. These recipes are not only delicious, but they also provide various health benefits for your feline friend. So, go ahead and give your cat a treat that they will truly enjoy!

Source(s)

  1. https://aboutmanukahoney.com

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If you have any questions about the recipes or would like more information about Manuka honey for cats, feel free to contact us at https://aboutmanukahoney.com/contact.

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