The big eating holiday is finally here, and odds are tempting smells are pulling both humans and pets towards the kitchen. Yesterday we shared some tips of Thanksgiving foods that are okay for dogs and cats to eat, and some they shouldn’t have.
If you really want to share the holiday spirit and make your furry friends something special, we have a couple of ideas.
Pumpkin Smoothie for dogs
This is really easy to make, and most dogs love it. Mix equal parts plain nonfat yogurt and canned pumpkin puree. (Make sure it’s not pie filling – the cans look quiet similar.) Serve as a liquid, or freeze for handy, cool treats.
Turkey Meatballs for dogs
- 6 ounces ground turkey
- 0.5 cup finely chopped carrots
- 0.5 cup quinoa or oatmeal
- A pinch of kelp powder
Place the carrots and turkey in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add quinoa/oatmeal and the kelp powder and blend some more. Roll into meatballs (it’s easier if you wet your hands with cold water) and bake in 400 F on a non-stick cookie sheet. They need around 15 minutes in the oven.