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In the star trek cookbook there's a cat food recipe under the data character entry, now my question is how effective is it as a homemade cat food? Would it work as dog food?


The recipe (Catfood #219, subroutine |DataSpot\Nancy|):

1 pound liver, kidneys, hearts, haggis or other organs

water to boil meat in

2 cups bran

2 cups old fashioned oatmeal or rolled oats

1/4 cup canola or other cooking oil


Boil meat in saucepan with water until cooked, cool, then mince/grind up.

Mix in water used for boiling and other ingredients until you have a dough like mixture.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Form kibble or bite sized biscuits from the dough.

Arrange biscuits on oiled baking sheet and bake for 3 hours

Turn off oven but leave sheet inside, then air-dry biscuits for another 24 hours.


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Addressing the recipe part only:

Cats in the future must have undergone significant changes in their digestion and hungriness. ;)

  • Cats can't really use the bran or oats, so they're essentially just filler.
  • 1 pound of organs is quite a lot for a cat (and there's also the filler stuff).

Overall I'd say this is clearly meant as some kind of treat and definitely no full food replacement and definitely not a single meal (poor Spot!)

Considering the ingredients I'd say it's better fit for dogs than cats (they'll be able to utilize all the nutrients).

  • Ok. I didn't know that. thanks for the input. – Abraham Ray Sep 12 '16 at 14:01
  • This recipe is clearly for dry catfood. You can't make a dry biscuit or pellet type catfood without some sort of "filler" source of fiber, though with commercial dry catfood, usually it's grain or corn. – Kai Jul 23 '18 at 22:55

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