our approach to
Our ingredients are feline specific. That means that they are safe and appropriate for cats to include as part of their diet. Cats are obligate carnivores or meat eaters. Meat is the primary protein source for cats. Whilst vegetables, fruits and grains are not necessary to include in a cat's diet they do provide variety in flavour, texture and sensory delight. Kitty Kitchen where possible use whole grains and offer grain free options. Our recipes include beneficial herbs similarly appropriate for cats.
To help you make an informed choice, we have listed the purpose and benefits of each of our ingredients.
A quality protein source that also provides niacin and selenium in the diet.
Duck provides a meat protein and is also a good source of phosphorus, selenium and various B vitamins.
An alternative meat protein that also provides selenium, Vitamin B3 and B6, phosphorus and zinc.
A good protein source and provides the benefit of omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A and calcium.
One of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, Hoki is also low in fat.
Low in saturated fat. It is also a good source of riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, magnesium and potassium. Of course, a very good source of protein, phosphorus and selenium.
A great protein source providing a variety of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. Mackerel with bone provides a good source of calcium.
Red and pink salmon provides a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also a rich protein source with vitamin D, BS (niacin) and B12. Inclusion of bones (crushed and safe for eating) is a great source of calcium.
Sardines provide great protein and significant vitamin B3, B12 and D, selenium and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Sardines also provide a good source of phosphorus and calcium.
Snapper is another great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Our range includes fresh Australian Snapper. Please ask us where we source our fish from.
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
Green beans are rich in B vitamins, are shown to have antioxidant qualities and are a good source of beta-carotenes. They also provide a good source of absorbable silicon (mineral silicon) which is very important for bone health and healthy connective tissues.
Parsley contains flavonoids and volatile oil. Studies have shown that this helps to inhibit tumor growth, prevent oxygen-based damage to cells and increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood. Practically, parsley helps with fresh breath.
Pumpkin is a high fibre food that provides a good source of antioxidant beta-carotene. A low-calorie food that contains one of the highest levels of vitamin A, it is a natural antioxidant that is good for vision. Importantly ii helps to regulate the intestines thus helping with constipation or diarrhea. It is also an excellent source of carotenes and B-complex vitamins.
Peas provide a quality source of omega-3 fats and vitamin E. Peas also contain saponin which is a phytonutrient.
Quinoa has a high nutritive value with beneficial flavonoids and is a good source of manganese, copper, magnesium and fibre.
Tomato is a good anti-oxidant and great source of lycopene
Spinach is full of vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and falvonoids.It is also high in vitamins C and A, vitamin K, folate and magnesium.
cheese provides protein, is a quality source of calcium and provides zinc, iron and potassium.
SUPPLEMENTS AND OILS
organic coconut flour
Helps with chain triglyceride fats helpful in aiding the liver in the efficient burning of energy. It is also a great source of protein, fibre and is gluten free and grain free.
We use organic extra virgin olive oil as it is one of the most beneficial oils around being rich in monosaturated fat with reported potent anti-oxidant effects.
Our approach - preparation & cooking
Our treats are prepared in a home cooked environment. They are handmade and cooked fresh. We use high quality fresh, organic, free range, wild caught and wild crafted ingredients.
We use low impact cooking methods which ensure that our treats are cooked and safe but still retain the beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals. We do not add any preservatives of any kind. We cook fresh and take our treats to market, offering resealable pouches and in the future cyro vacuumed packaging and frozen mini meals for cats.
Kitty Kitchen adheres to the Australian Standard for the Manufacture and Marketing of Petfood (AS 5812) and we are working towards certification with the Pet Industry Association Australia (PIAA). We take your cat's health and safety very seriously. We are a boutique operation but we do not compromise on hygiene or safe handling, preparation and storage of our treats. We record batch numbers and regularly quality assure our product.
Storage and use
We do not use any preservatives in any of our treats. Our ethos is fresh is best. This means that our treats should be kept refrigerated and be eaten within a week of purchase. Our treats are suitable for freezing.
Fresh ingredients mean a shorter shelf-life but our experience to date is that the treats don't last long once home - they are too tasty!
introducing Kitty Kitchen into your cat's diet
Our range is provided in two convenient sizes:
Our 'taste packs' are either 25g or 50g and offer a smaller portion at an affordable price. Ideal for trying our range and for fussy cats (we love them) who have a refined and particular palate. Our taste packs come in resealable pouches that are suitable for refrigeration and freezing without comprising the integrity of the ingredients.
Coming soon: Our 'meow morsels' which offer a larger portion between 100 - 200g ideal for freezing and using over a longer period of time or for multi-cat households.
As our treats are a complementary cat food, so please adjust your cat's food intake accordingly. Please see below for more information on being treatwise.
Kitty Kitchen currently offers complementary cat food. By definition this means that our treats are in addition to your cat's regular diet be it dry food, wet food or a combination of both. If you're unsure please speak to your Vet about the suitability of our range and how best to integrate into your cat's regular diet. Being treatwise will help keep your cat within a healthy weight range for his or her age, breed and activity level.
We are working with feline nutritionists to develop a 7 day eating plan for our mini meals which will be available in the near future.
We want our treats to be purrfect for your kitty and we'd love to hear your feedback. Please Say Meow and let us know.
We’re proud to be a member of the Pet Industry Association Australia.