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Thanksgiving Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Thanksgiving Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and for the most part, that means fatty foods and seasoned sides that aren’t safe for dogs.

This year, don’t risk a trip to the emergency vet for acute pancreatitis, or bore your dog with bland scraps of white meat and veggies from your side dishes.

Try making these fun Thanksgiving recipes that are specially designed to be healthy and tasty!

Turkey Balls

In need of some super-easy, super-cheap dog treats that you can use as bite-sized rewards during training?

These one-ingredient “turkey ball” treats are easy to whip up with your dehydrator.

How To Safely Feed Thanksgiving Turkey Neck and Giblets To Dogs

Neck & Giblets

Not a recipe, but an idea: let your dog have the raw turkey neck and giblets from your bird! Some dogs may have trouble digesting these rich goodies if they don’t normally eat raw, but for others, it’s a healthy holiday tradition.

Learn how to decide if your dog should get the giblets, and how to give them safely.

Thanksgiving Feast

Make this easy Thanksgiving feast by shaping your dog’s favorite canned food with holiday themed cookie cutters.

Check out Kimberly’s post on City Dog Expert.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Make with oatmeal and whole wheat flour, plus fiber-rich pumpkin, this pumpkin cupcake recipe is good for tumultuous tummies.

Get the recipe for pumpkin cupcakes for dogs.

Cranberry & Pumpkin Dog Treats

There are only a few ingredients in this recipe, one of them is cranberries, so this is a great way to use up extras if you’re making cranberry sauce for your human fam.

Get the recipe for these cranberry and pumpkin dog treats.

Microwave Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet potato chips made in your microwave are so easy to make, and they’re sure to be a hit with both your dogs and your people.

Get the recipe for microwave sweet potato dog treats.

Carrot Cake Dog Treats

These carrot cake dog treats are made with carrot, oats, applesauce, and coconut – all very flavorful, wholesome ingredients that your dog will love.

Get the recipe for carrot cake dog treats.

Lindsay Pevny
Lindsay Pevny lives to help pet parents make the very best choices for their pets by providing actionable, science-based training and care tips and insightful pet product reviews.

She also uses her pet copywriting business to make sure the best pet products and services get found online through catchy copy and fun, informative blog posts. She also provides product description writing services for ecommerce companies.

As a dog mom to Matilda and Cow, she spends most of her days taking long walks and practicing new tricks, and most nights trying to make the best of a very modest portion of her bed.

You'll also find her baking bread and making homemade pizza, laughing, painting and shopping.

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Ayokunnumi A. E

Friday 17th of January 2020

Great one Pevny!

Outside of the festivities of thanksgiving, you can also seldom give your canine companions POP-CORN. Worthy of note is that it should be butter and salt free.

This way, you precious pet is fed with a sizable amount of calcium (which is good for the teeth), phosphorous, and magnesium.

Wouldn't be a bad idea to take a bite yourself!


Thursday 21st of November 2019

These are some great recipes! Thanks for including our Pumpkin Pupcakes recipe. :)

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