How to make slurry from dry food

Maggie can’t eat dry cat food yet, as she risks forming a fistula between her mouth and nasal cavity. We were told that we could allow her to eat dry food if we soaked it in water first, which is great because she’s been trying desperately to get us to allow her to have some. I found that Maggie struggled to eat the soaked dry food as it was due to the shape of her mouth, so I decided to try mashing it up for her. This is how I make the slurry.

Step 1

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Choose your cat’s favourite dry foods. Maggie likes Purina One Salmon and Rice. She also likes the Whiskas Temptations. I made two slurries.

Step 2

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Soak the dry food in water for at least 30 minutes. I keep adding water each time it dries out, and leave it a bit longer to make it nice and soft.

Step 3

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Once the biscuits are sufficiently soft, you can start mashing it into the slurry. I used a potato masher for this. Maggie likes to lick up the excess juice, but if your cat doesn’t like this, you can strain the food to get rid of the excess water.

Step 4

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Spoon the slurry into a container to store in the fridge. You’ll probably need to heat it up a bit when you want to give it to your cat so it’s not too cold. The green container (eat often) is for the normal dry food, and the pink one (eat sparingly) is for the treats.

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Step 5

A happy cat 😀

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