thanksgiving treats for your dog

Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog

Posted Nov 21, 2016 in Fun Dog Stuff

Why should out dogs be left out of the Thanksgiving fun! When we are sitting around the table enjoy our meals, our dog can be at our feet having their treats! This cuts out any fear of giving your dog any dish from your meal that may not be safe for them! Here are a few recipes for treats that you can include on the Thanksgiving menu for your pup!

Pumpkin Pie Dog Biscuits

This is a perfect substitute for giving your pup a piece of pumpkin pie! You’ll need…

  1. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 cup rolled oats
  3. 2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp. ginger
  6. 1 tsp. allspice
  7. 2 tbsp. canola oil
  8. 1/2 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  9. 1/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth
  10. 1/4 cup water

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (1-6). In a medium bowl, stir the ingredients 7-9. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture. Using a stand mixer, begin to combine the on low. Pour in the water and mix on low up to medium low, until thoroughly combined. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and hand knead the dough until no longer sticky. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes with your favorite dog cookie cutters. Place the cookies on the sprayed baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes on 325° F. Turn the oven off and leave in for another 30 minutes. Cool completely before serving to you pup!

Turkey & Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe

Another nutritious treat that is full of protein are these turkey and cranberry treats! You’ll need:

  1. 1 cup whole cranberries
  2. 1 cup cooked, boned turkey
  3. 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup water or broth as needed

First mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. In a blender, blend the turkey and egg. When the turkey is the consistency of baby food, add the cranberries and continue to mix until it looks like a smoothie. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to create dough. Knead the dough and cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Put the treats on greased cookie sheets and pop them in the oven for 25 minutes at 350.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

You can also create a Thanksgiving meal for you dog with leftovers that are okay for them to eat: turkey, plain green beans, cranberries, and mashed potatoes all are safe for pups!

There are plenty of treats that you can whip up for your pup for Thanksgiving. Just be aware of the ingredients that your dog cannot eat! Have a great holiday!

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