Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while we’re all anxiously awaiting that turkey dinner and all those delicious sides, many of us are also probably thinking about how we can treat our pets to a little Thanksgiving feast as well! I know I am!
So, we’ve put together a few Thanksgiving dog treat recipes so you can share the festivities with your canine companion. These are healthy treats that you can make ahead of time, and many use Thanksgiving ingredients you’ll already have on hand!
Thanksgiving Dog Treat Recipes
Want your dog to be able to join in and celebrate the festivities with you? Cook one or cook all of these healthy Thanksgiving dog treat recipes!
Appetizer: No Crust Quiche
This one was shared with us from our friends at Adored Beast Apothecary! We love it because it’s simple – eggs, sardines, veggies – and even those are optional. Not only is this delicious and stinky, it’s packed full of valuable omega-3s from the sardines, and eggs are actually a whole food source! Can’t get much better than that!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tins of sardines (in spring water)
- A pinch of parsley or a handful of your pet’s favourite veggies
Mix everything together, then either serve raw or bake it on low heat in the oven for a few minutes – it’s up to you and whatever you’re comfortable with. You can also steam the veggies a little.
Main Courses: Turkey PUPLoaf
A turkey-take on our friend Judy Morgan’s famous PUPLoaf recipe!
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 8 ounces beef heart
- 5 ounces beef liver
- 20 ounces chicken gizzards
- 3 cans sardines in water, minus the juice
- 6 ounces mussels (3 teaspoons kelp could replace the mussels for trace minerals)
- 2 teaspoons ground fresh ginger
- 5 eggs with shell
- 3 ounces red pepper
- 5 ounces mixed dark leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach)
- 4 ounces broccoli
- 6 ounces butternut squash
- 3 tablespoons flax seed oil
- 4 ounces cranberries
- 4 ounces Shiitake mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon ground sesame seeds
Grind and mix all of the above ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Pour into loaf, casserole, or muffin pans. Bake at 325 for 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the pan. It should be lightly done, not overcooked (juicy in the center).
You can also feed it raw if you prefer. Use within 3 to 5 days, and freeze extra portions. Feed warmed to room temperature.
Dessert: PUPkin Pie
You’ll hardly be able to tell the difference between yours and your pup’s!
For the crust:
- 3/4 cups of almond flour or even cricket flour if you’re feeling adventurous!
- 1 large egg
For the filling:
- one 15oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, mix flour and 1 egg. Mix well until the dough is smooth. Kneed the dough a few times and get it into a ball, then separate the dough into 2 separate smaller balls. Press dough evenly into the bottom of two small baking pans and bake for 8 mins.
While the crust is baking, make the pumpkin pie filling. In a large bowl, combine one pumpkin puree, 1 egg, and honey. Once the curst is done, scoop the filling evenly into your baking pans and cook for 30 minutes. Let it cool before serving – no whipped cream required!
This year, let your dog join the party by including them in the feasting. These Thanksgiving dog treat recipes are sure to please even the pickiest pup! Happy feasting all 🙂
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