Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Dogs

Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Dogs

Turkey Delight Doggy Dinner

If you want to make a truly healthy Thanksgiving dinner recipes for dogs, try this Turkey Delight homemade dog food from Barbara Berkowitz’s YouTube channel. With ingredients including turkey filet, oatmeal, quinoa, butternut squash, and organic brown flax seed, it’s one of the most nutritious items on this list. It will look like dog food, not a gourmet meal for humans, but that doesn’t mean your guests won’t be tempted to eat it.


Golden Turkey and Apple Meatloaf

The creator of this doggy dinner calls it “Thanksgiving Veggie Smuggle Dog Dinner,” because it’s not just meat. This yummy meatloaf recipe from CookingForDogs channel is full of apples, celery, peas, sweet potatoes, and chicken stock. You probably have all of these things on hand for your own people food anyway, so it’s easy to prepare for your dog. You can even save the leftovers in the freezer for another day.

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Turkey Gobbler

Kristina Lotz of iHeartDogs posted this unique twist on Thanksgiving dinner recipes for dogs with this Turkey Gobbler that’s a simple casserole composed of ground turkey, peas, carrots, and cinnamon with homemade applesauce on top.

Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs

Samantha’s easy homemade thanksgiving dinner recipe (full recipe here) with your dog’s favorite ingredients, this is the one not to miss. Many of the meats, fruits and vegetables that you’re serving your human guests on Thanksgiving are safe for your pet too. You can stick closely Samantha’s recipe in the link or you can substitute other dog-friendly veggies instead. Just be sure that the ingredients you’re adding are safe for your dog to ingest.

Turkey Leftover Hound Hash

This Turkey Leftover Hound Hash comes from TravelDogBooks. Combine the delicious flavors of Craisins (make sure the only ingredients are cranberries and sugar), sweet potatoes, and diced white potatoes to make a filling hash you’ll mix with white and dark meat. Since this is one of the more rich Thanksgiving dinner recipes for dogs, you’ll want to serve an appropriately small portion to your dog depending on his size and dietary needs.

Here’s a hint on turkey safety from the recipe creator: “To cut up turkey meat, especially dark meat, for your dog, always cut small and dice across the grain. This method will help you detect the splintery leg bones in the thighs that look just like the meat itself.”

Easy Pumpkin Dog Treats

These easy-to-make treats use flour, baby food, and canned, pureed pumpkin for a very simple snack that you can quickly prepare for your dog. If you don’t have much time, it’s a quick recipe from AKC so you can still include your dog in the Thanksgiving meal.

Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits

If your dog loves the taste of chicken, don’t let him snack on Chicken in a Biskit crackers – the extra salt and fat isn’t good for him. Instead, make Martha Stewart’s Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits with wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and chicken stock posted on MarthaStewart website. They’re simple to make and the recipe makes five dozen. You’ll have plenty on hand either for leftovers or for sharing with visiting dogs.