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5 Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 4th, 2020

Feeling inspired to feed your four-legged friend more than leftovers this Thanksgiving? Us too! We’ve done a little internet sleuthing and have compiled our top 5 favorite dog-friendly Thanksgiving recipes below. Read on for some canine-approved culinary inspiration!

Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re looking for one dog-friendly dish that has it all, this Thanksgiving Dinner recipe by thebark.com is the perfect choice! With turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy it’s got all of the Thanksgiving food groups covered.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds skinless, cooked turkey pieces 
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1-pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 tablespoons turkey gravy or olive oil

Recipe from thebark.com. Please visit their website for cooking instructions and more information!

Roasted Turkey Medallions

Most dogs’ favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal? The turkey, of course! To avoid any begging at the dinner table this year, make them a healthy turkey dish of their own with this recipe from gopetplan.com.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces skinless, cooked turkey meat
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup ground quinoa or oatmeal

Recipe from gopetplan.com. Please visit their website for cooking instructions and more information!

Frozen Turkey Dog Treats

Do you already have enough cooking on your plate this Thanksgiving holiday? If so, these treats from 17apart.com are an excellent choice with minimal ingredients and no cooking or chopping involved. If your dog loves ice cubes, they will especially love this festive frozen treat!

Ingredients:

  • Turkey broth
  • Skinless, softened, chunked sweet potato
  • Peas (or other dog-friendly vegetables)

Recipe from 17apart.com. Please visit their website for cooking instructions and more information!

Sweet Potato Casserole 

In addition to being nutrient-rich, this dog-approved side dish from rover.com is so picturesque it would fit right in with the main spread!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup shredded, unsweetened toasted coconut
  • 2 peeled, chopped sweet potatoes
  • 2 peeled, chopped large carrots
  • 1 peeled, chopped apple
  • 1 can low sodium kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Recipe from rover.com. Please visit their website for cooking instructions and more information!

Pumpkin Pie 

Of course, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a pumpkin pie and this “Pup-kin Pie” recipe from rover.com is just the treat your dog deserves this holiday!

Ingredients:

  • Oat flour
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Banana
  • Unsweetened pumpkin puree 
  • Low-fat plain yogurt

Recipe from rover.com. Please visit their website for cooking instructions and more information!

With all of these lovely dishes to choose from, we’re sure your dog is in for a tasty Thanksgiving treat this year! However, if you do need a place to board your dog over the holiday, rest assured they will be treated to our annual Barksgiving Dinner complete with turkey, peas & carrots, sweet potatoes, and a pumpkin pie dessert.

An Important Note on Your Dog’s Health: All dogs are different and therefore, all dogs may react differently to these dishes. If you choose to make one of these recipes, please do so with your dog’s individual health needs and allergies in mind.

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