3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats (Homemade Cat Treats Recipe)

Homemade Cat Treats are super simple to make and super fun for your cat! Dill loves this 3 ingredient salmon cat treat recipe, and they were even featured in Family Circle Magazine. Dilly is famous now! And he seems to think these are the best cat treats ever.

Gray tabby playing with homemade cat treats

Homemade Cat Treats Recipe

Homemade cat treats are such a fun thing to make, and your cat(s) will absolutely love you if you give them these tasty salmon cat treats!

Usually, Scout gets all of the attention as far as treats are concerned. If you know Scout, you know she has a true love for food. We have had a couple close calls where we accidentally left the pantry open and she cleaned us out…resulting in 1 am emergency vet visits. But those stories are for another day.

Today is all about DILL! Our sweet gray tabby is my main squeeze, and he deserves some tasty cat treats too! I never knew I was a cat person until Pat gave me Dill for my 30th birthday. The rest is history. To show my love for sweet Dilly, I made him these salmon cat treats and he absolutely loves them!

This homemade cat treats recipe only has 3 ingredients and I love that! I only want to feed him the best cat treats, and I know exactly what’s in these: salmon, egg, and flour, nothing more.

Give your cat the BEST cat treats to show your love. Your cats will go crazy for this simple homemade cat treats recipe!

A pan full of fish-shaped salmon cat treats

A glass jar filled with a homemade cat treat recipe

The BEST Cat Treats for Your Little Balls of Fur

Dill is a sweet mama’s boy who comes running to the sound of his name, bites way too much, and stole our hearts immediately. He loves his big (BIG) sister Scout and keeps us laughing. He doesn’t have a big appetite for food, but treats are a different story. Boy loves treats.

We all adore our pets, they’re part of our families! And while we may not be able to show our love with big home cooked meals the way we do with the rest of our family, we can still show our love through food by making delicious homemade cat treats for them. These 3 ingredient salmon cat treats are filled with only good, real ingredients, so I feel great about feeding these to Dill.

3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats!! These are SO easy and our cat loves them!! Mini fish cracker shape makes them extra fun!

How to Make Cat Treat Recipes

This homemade cat treats recipe only contains 3 ingredients, so it’s pretty simple to make! The idea of making cat treats might be new to a lot of you, but it’s an easy process, no different really from baking something for humans. I mean you COULD eat these treats, but it’s certainly not my preferred flavor. My point is that it’s just regular ingredients, REAL FOOD, baked into tiny little treats for your cat.

How to Make Salmon Cat Treats:

  1. Pulse the canned salmon in a food processor and chop finely
  2. Combine salmon, egg, & flour in stand up mixer until it forms a dough
  3. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface
  4. Use a cookie cutter (I recommend a 3/4 inch cutter) to cut into pieces
  5. Put the treats on a baking sheet & bake at 350°F for 20 minutes

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gray cat sniffing a jar of cat treats

Cat playing with a pan full of homemade cat treats

Salmon Cat Treat Recipe featured in Family Circle

I’m SO excited to have these treats printed in the August 2015 edition of Family Circle Magazine along with some other awesome pet treat recipes! It’s such an honor. Dill was beyond excited to see his name in print!! Thank you Family Circle!


How long do homemade cat treats last?

If you store these cat treats properly in an airtight container, they will keep for a couple of weeks.

A gray cat pawing at 3 ingredient salmon cat treats

Cat sniffing a jar of the best cat treats

I hope your little balls of fur enjoy these homemade cat treats as much as Dill does! He loves the salmon flavor and can’t seem to get enough of them. I love being able to bake something for him too.

See the recipe card below for full details on how to make homemade cat treats. Enjoy!

If you want to make something special for your pups too, try this Peanut Butter Dog Treat recipe, these oats and apple pretzel dog treats, or this puppy ice cream!

Homemade cat treats are a fun way to show your cats how much you love them! This fish-shaped 3 ingredient salmon cat treat recipe will be a hit with your cat babies. Featured in Family Circle.

3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats

Course: Pet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cat treats, salmon cat treats
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 120 treats
Calories: 10 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

Homemade cat treats are a fun way to show your cats how much you love them! This fish-shaped 3 ingredient salmon cat treat recipe will be a hit with your cat babies. Featured in Family Circle.




  1. Heat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and chop as finely as possible.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If dough is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.
  4. Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they're slightly browned and crunchy, they're done.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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susie gall aka mom
It is so nice to see Dilly Bean get his fair, earned share of fame. Great job and fantastic photos of your sweet boy (and treats). ...love your little guy.
    Becky Hardin
    Ha, he is very proud of his modeling debut :)
      I have made these and my cats have not yet tried them there cooling off but i hope they like them.
    They are a great idea
Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
As a proud crazy cat lady, I've got to say I love seeing more of Dill! What a sweetie, and he looks like he's on cloud nine with those homemade treats!
Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies
Aw...Dill looks so cute! Beautiful pictures Becky! Maybe dogs would like these too?
Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books
These pictures just KILLED me. How sweet! I think my own cat models will enjoy these treats quite a bit.
You have the best husband ever.. he gave you a cat for your birthday!!! I'm going to suggest this idea to Ryan :)
Sweetie, where did you get the adorable fish cookie cutter?
    Becky Hardin
    I got it from amazon! Here is the link! Thanks for stopping by :) http://www.amazon.com/Makins-USA-Clay-Cutters-Package/dp/B004HJ4AII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438705922&sr=8-1&keywords=goldfish+cookie+cutter
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
Your kitty is precious! Definitely the perfect pet model. :) Congrats on your feature in Family Circle, by the way! That is amazing!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
Becky, you really are the jack of all trades! These little cat treats are adorable- and so is Scout!
Andi @ The Weary Chef
Wow, I'm so proud of you, Becky! These photos are beautiful, and they definitely deserve to be in a magazine :) I make my cat's raw food because he has a really sensitive stomach and was really sick on normal cat food. Maybe he could eat these too! P.S. I love your cat! So adorable!
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you Andi! Such a sweet comment. Dill has a sensitive system too...I might message you to find out your cat food recipe...we spend SO MUCH on his special food. Thanks for stopping by!
Laura | Petite Allergy Treats
Aww, what a great and talented momma! Dill is so lucky to have custom treats. Pets are like our babies too,right? I'm sharing with all my cat lovers!
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