Hello, friends! Winston here. That fall chill in the air just hit my nose and boy, am I excited! In addition to the fuzzy blankets and extra couch time in front of the fireplace, I know that chilly air means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanksgiving might just be my favorite holiday. All those smells! My nose is already pretty powerful, but I swear it’s in tip-top shape when Turkey Day rolls around.
This year, I have a feeling that I’m going to get something special just for me while the family eats their Thanksgiving feast. I can feel it in my paws! So I did a little digging online (and outside, you know, for balance), and I found a couple of dog-friendly recipes for special Thanksgiving treats. Here are my favorites:
It’s no secret that dogs like turkey, too! And good news for pet parents: it’s actually quite healthy, especially ground turkey. It’s lean and low in fat, which helps prevent unhappy doggy tummies. This recipe sounds just perfect for Turkey Day. With a healthy, safe mix of ground turkey, brewer’s yeast, wheat flour and a little cheese, your best friend will be just as full and happy as the rest of the family this Thank
sgiving. Just remember that some of your favorite ingredients (like onions, garlic and nuts) aren’t our favorite, and can even make your furry friend very sick.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Mash
Treat your pup to the best parts of Thanksgiving with a warm bowl of plain, white meat turkey (no skin, no sauce, no stuffing) and some smashed sweet potatoes. Turkey is easy on the belly and sweet potatoes help aid in digestion and are a great source of fiber. This meal is especially beneficial for older, more distinguished dogs like myself who may have a few grey hairs. And since I’m an experienced dog, I can tell you from experience that lots of butter, cream and salt makes me feel icky, so you might want to stick with just plain ol’ mashed sweet potatoes with nothing in them but love. Find the recipe on TheBark.
Pumpkin Pie Dog Biscuit
Full of fiber and so very tasty, these pumpkin dog treats are a great way to sneak some healthy stuff into this special holiday. Even if your dog is an expert picker-outer of anything healthy (not that I know anything about that), these pumpkin pie treats are sure to be a new holiday favorite. Made with pure pumpkin (not pie filling), oats and peanut butter, this treat is easy to throw together and will last in the freezer for weeks! The best part is these treats hold their shape well, so use a cookie cutter to make them even more festive. Recipe courtesy of Dog Treat Kitchen.
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