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5 Delicious Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Photo via POPSUGAR Pets

Photo via POPSUGAR Pets

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Millions of Americans will gather around the dinner table with friends and family in anticipation of the biggest gastronomic event of the year. I can almost taste the mashed potatoes already. Can’t you? Part of celebrating the holiday season means including everyone in the festivities. With this in mind, shouldn’t your four-legged family members be allowed to get in on the fun? Dogs love Thanksgiving, too!

With all of the fantastic smells wafting from your kitchen this week, your pup is going to be hyper alert to any and all foods that hits the floor. When you’re a dog, this is definitely the best time of year to hang out near the stove and sneak a tasty snack when the opportunity presents itself. Instead of constantly shooing your dog away from the food prep area, whip up a batch of festive treats to keep him busy and make him feel like a part of the family. Here are our favorite Thanksgiving dog treats you can try this week.

Thank Your Dog Casserole


  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  2. 1/4 pound ground turkey

  3. 1 small carrot, chopped or grated

  4. 1/4 cup green peas

  5. 1 cup unseasoned stuffing bread cubes

  6. 1/2 tablespoon butter

  7. 1/2 tablespoon flour

  8. 2 cups turkey or chicken stock

Get full recipe and directions from Rachael Ray.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Bites Dog Treats


  1. 1 cup oats

  2. 2 cups whole-wheat flour

  3. 1/4 cup powdered milk

  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  5. 1 cup pumpkin

  6. 1 egg

  7. 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  8. 3/4 cup water

Get full recipe and directions from POPSUGAR Pets.

Sweet Potato Dog Treats


  1. 1 medium sweet potato (about 7 ounces)

  2. 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

  3. 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  4. 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Get full recipe and directions from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats 


  1. 1 lb shredded or ground turkey

  2. 1 egg

  3. 1 sweet potato

  4. 1 cup quick cook oats

  5. 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

  6. 2 tsp. honey

  7. 2 tbsp. fresh parsley

Get full recipe and directions from Pet Coupon Savings.

Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs


  1. 3 lb/1.3 kg skinless turkey pieces (light and dark meat)

  2. 1 cup (about 6 oz/175 g) oatmeal (cooked)

  3. 1 lb/450 g sweet potatoes, cubed

  4. 2 tbsp cranberry sauce

  5. 4 tbsp turkey gravy (optional; to reduce the fat content, omit the gravy or substitute olive oil)

Get full recipe and directions from The Bark.

As always, please talk to your veterinarian about which foods are safe to feed your dog. Are you making a special Thanksgiving dog treat for your pup? Let us know on The Doggy Dojo Facebook page. Have a great holiday!

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