While you’re indulging in sweet strawberries and bubbly champagne as you wait for the clock to strike midnight, why not ring in the New Year with a tasty cat-friendly dupe—a “pink champagne mocktail” made especially for your furry friend. Created as a nod to this classic festive combination, it’s an alcohol-free, strawberry-infused drink that includes a feline-friendly calming supplement and salmon oil. We know that booming New Year’s Eve fireworks can trigger noise reactive kitties. That’s why we added a few drops of Rescue Remedy Stress Relief Pet Supplement, which is designed to help soothe anxious cats. The salmon oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids to support coat and heart health, while being appealing to seafood-fiend felines. (Just be sure to talk to your vet before introducing any new supplements and remember to keep alcohol out-of-reach of pets.)
Cheers to the new year with this DIY cat treat. See the full recipe below.
Alcohol-Free Calming Cat “Cocktail” DIY Cat Treat
1/2 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, washed and hulled
2 cups of cool water
Zesty Paws Pure Salmon Oil Skin & Coat Support Dog & Cat Supplement, or another salmon oil*
*If you opt for another salmon oil, ensure that it's specially formulated for cats. The human-specific blends in your own health food store may contain additives that aren’t safe for feline consumption.
Serving bowl or dish
1Add strawberries and water to a blender and blend until smooth.
2Pour mixture through a fine strainer twice to remove pulp and seeds.
3Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture into a serving bowl or dish. Refrigerate the remaining liquid in an air-tight container.
4Add the recommended amount of Zesty Paws Pure Salmon Oil (per package instructions and your pet’s weight) and stir.
6Serve to your kitty.
Store any leftover liquid in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not let your kitty’s serving sit out overnight. If not completely lapped up after a few hours, toss and replace with the refrigerated leftovers.