Here's some food safety tips for your furry friends plus an easy recipe to make yummy treats from Thanksgiving leftovers.
Chances are your pooch will be under the table anxiously awaiting fallen morsels from your Thanksgiving meal. While there are many delicious and healthy foods Fido can have, it’s important to know what they can’t have.
What your dog won’t be thankful for:
- Cooked bones of any kind
- Fatty skin or pan drippings
- Foods made with onions, scallions/green onions, leeks, or garlic
- Foods loaded with gravy, butter, heavy cream, lard, and salt
- Sweets! Including sugar-free desserts as they might contain xylitol
- Raw dough (yeast, cookie, etc.)
- Raw potatoes
- And of course, chocolate, grapes, raisins, and alcohol
Healthy options for Fluffy include:
- sweet potatoes
- green beans
- fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
Thanksgiving Leftovers Dog Treats
- Food processer
- 1 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 cup cooked turkey or chicken unseasoned, without bones or fatty skin
- 1/2 cup sweet potato mashed and unsweetened
- 1/3 cup arrowroot
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 8 tablespoons low-sodium broth
- 1 tablespoon parsley optional
- 1 teaspoon turmeric optional
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
- Place meat, sweet potato, and broth in food processor and blend until smooth.
- In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest 10 minutes.
- Roll dough out into ¼” thickness. (If dough is sticky, dust with oat flour.)
- Using cookie cutter, cut shapes and place on lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until they look dry.
- Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely.