Thanksgiving Foods You Can Feed Your Dog
Although we are always recommending which Hi-Standard Performance formulas to feed your canine companion, we do understand that when the holiday season strolls around it’s hard to resist those sweet puppy dog eyes; plus who else is going to help you eat all those random leftovers in the fridge? We are here to help you prepare a perfect Thanksgiving leftover bowl for your pup to enjoy while also being safe!
Everyone’s favorite side-dish; potatoes! No matter how you serve them, this tasty food is safe to feed to your dog. Sweet potatoes and baked or mashed potatoes (hold the butter and sour cream, of course) are just fine for your dog to eat. In fact, sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin B / C, and beta-carotene!
The bird of Thanksgiving is everyone’s favorite; even fido’s. Skinless, boneless turkey is a great source of protein and there always seems to be a little left over every year- even after making turkey sandwiches!
You already know we are big fans of pumpkins, and we aren’t just talking about the pie! Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and is extremely beneficial to the digestive system. Just make sure this is plain canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie filling.
Making apple pie or apple dumplings this thanksgiving and have some leftovers? Apples are full of vitamins A and C. They are full of fiber, making them great treats for your pet. However, be sure to cut out the core and remove any seeds as too many seeds can be toxic to your pup.
Bake a Treat Out of These Leftovers!
You can feed these to your dog by themselves or you can make a tasty treat for your dog out of some of these leftovers. One recipe we found was for a turkey biscuit. All you need is:
- 2 cups of turkey
- 1 egg
- Chicken/ turkey stock, gravy, or even water
- 2-3 cups of whole wheat, barley, or oat flour
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place turkey in a food processor or blender and add egg and stock gravy/water so it turns into a chunky consistency.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and add flour and work into a nice dough-y consistency. Roll into balls and press down with the tines of a fork on a cookie sheet. Roll and pat out on a floured surface and cut into biscuit shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. To get them nice and crunchy, turn the oven off and leave them in the oven until the oven cools.
- This makes about 3 dozen treats depending on size.