Dogs Are family And They Deserve A Plate At the Thanksgiving Table Too
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know that Thanksgiving Dinner isn’t just for your friends and family. It’s for your dog too. So, don’t forget about him when preparing your meal on this wonderful occasion.
Preparing a meal for your dog does not have to be costly and complicated. In fact, there are a lot of DIY Thanksgiving meals that you can try for your doggie. Of course, when you prepare a special holiday meal or any meal, keep avoiding any ingredients that could be toxic to your four-legged best friend. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some great ideas for a special Thanksgiving meal for your dog!
Turkey and Sweet Potato Treats
It has been a tradition to serve sweet potatoes and turkeys during Thanksgiving. So, why not have something for your dog as well. You can have sweet potato jerky treats and turkey loaf for your dog. You can even add carrots, pumpkin, and kale to the mix to further make the whole treat healthy and delicious!
Got a few turkey strips of meat to spare? Of course, you have, especially for your dog! You can instantly create turkey meatballs in just a few minutes. You can add these meatballs to your dog’s meal and we’re sure he’ll give you a big thanks for that!
Roasted Turkey Medallions
Combine white meat turkey with oatmeal or quinoa, and chopped carrots in the mix. Roll them into balls and you get protein-packed treats for your buddy.
The best thing about roasted turkey medallions is that they can easily be prepared and baked quickly. This means that you get more time preparing other dishes or making more treats!
Apple Meatloaf and Golden Turkey
Don’t know what to do with excess food on the table? If so, preparing apple meatloaf and golden turkey would truly be a delight! You’ll need, of course, turkey and apples. Then, get some peas, sweet potatoes, celery, and chicken stock. Mix them up and you’ll have a delicious treat you can serve on Thanksgiving and even freeze leftovers for another day of treating your dog.
Sweet Potato Casserole
It’s nice that you can prepare food for your dog from the ingredients you already have on hand for holiday cooking. The sweet potato combined with bean puree would be a perfect KONG stuffing food, meal topper, and frozen treat base on Thanksgiving, and even a few days after.
Mini Pumpkin Pie Treats
We understand that Thanksgiving can cause great chaos in your kitchen. So, preparing a quick treat for your Dachshund is crucial. Thankfully, for the mini pumpkin pie treat, you can finish the whole process within minutes. What you need is olive oil, canned plain pumpkin, brown rice flour, oatmeal, and yogurt. Mix them all up and create your crust. Add the pumpkin. You can then add a dash of yogurt to make it look like it has whipped cream.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Everyone deserves a great time during Thanksgiving and that includes your dog. Remember that not all food on your table would be suitable for your dog. With the DIY Thanksgiving meals listed on this post, I’m sure your four-legged friend would be more than thankful.