Ubi Kuching Project Homemade Chicken

In a bid to help the homeless and disadvantaged cats in Ubi, I have been cooking cat food and packaging them into easy to dispense, reusable lidded bowls. The food comes in two flavours:

1. Rosemary Chicken
for cats of all life stages
Ingredients: deboned whole chicken, chicken broth, rosemary, water, cranberry and apple juice.

2. Chicken and Carrots
for cats of all life stages
Ingredients: deboned whole chicken, chicken broth, carrots, egg, rosemary, basil, water.

We have been using it to feed the skinny orange male cat as well as Silver and her kittens. We also fed it to Orket when she was staying with us. We also gave some to fellow Angels customers, who adopted one of Mommy cat’s kittens, and Scooter’s sister.

For the recipe #2, chicken and carrots, I am using fresh whole chicken that Aswat just bought for us from the Geylang wet market. Yummy!

This food is extremely high in protein, as muscle meat is used. The chicken skin is removed, but not all the fats, as chicken fat is also nutritious for cats (cats’ diets need a lot of protein and fats) . Chicken is also more easily digestible by cats of all ages, compared to other meats. As we serve this food with Royal Canin kibbles, their other nutritional needs will be met through the dry food, as homemade food should never be served as a whole diet for a cat.

The cost price is about 80cents a pack, way cheaper than the most similar canned food to this, Bistro, which retails at Angels for $1.20 a can of the same weightage.

The packaging looks like this:

It can be stored in the freezer, and defrosted prior to serving. When defrosted, it tips out easily unlike canned food which usually needs a knocking or two to get the jelly out. Instead of using gel powder to form the jelly, the jelly is formed using chicken fats, which has more nutritional value for the cats.

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