With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are SO excited to spend time with friends and family. And while turkey day always includes delicious food, remember it’s intended for human consumption – feeding your pup something she is not used to, can easily cause an upset stomach. If you do decide to treat your pet, that’s fine too, just make sure you don’t overdo it. Be extra careful and avoid turkey bones; they can obstruct airways or splinter - causing major problems in the digestive system. If you want to include your dog in the festivities, why not make some yummy homemade treats just for him? They are healthy and really easy to make — your pup is sure to gobble them up. Here’s the great recipe we shared last year:
Turkey Loaf Dinner Ingredients:
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1/2 cup cooked peas and carrots
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1/2 cup canned low-fat gravy
- Grease a loaf pan; set aside.
- In a large bowl mix turkey, vegetables, eggs and rice. Put into pan.
- Pour the gravy over the loaf and bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 1 hour or until nicely browned on top.
- Cool and serve.
If you’re cooking-illiterate, you can always treat your pup to a yummy pre-made treat too. We’re big fans of Buttercups Paw-tisserie - they have great treats and some made just for autumn! Whether you decide to bake our buy, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
How do you include your pup in the festivities? Leave us a comment below!