Why not celebrate Thanksgiving by creating something special for your best friend? To get you started, we’ve included recipes for Turkey Meatloaf for Doggies, Turkey and Cranberry Dog Treats and Kitty’s Roasted Turkey Medallions. Bone Appetit!
Turkey Meatloaf for Doggies
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oat bran
- ¼ amaranth seed
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ½ grated sweet potato
- 1 lb. ground turkey
Combine all ingredients and place in a greased 11” loaf pan. Bake at 375 F for about an hour or until a meat thermometer reads 165 F internally. Cool and serve. Cut into squares.
Turkey & Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe
By Paris Permenter and John Bigley
- 1 cup whole cranberries
- 1 cup cooked, boned turkey
- 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup water or broth as needed
If you’re cooking your turkey as you make the treats, you can use the broth in this recipe. In that case, you probably won’t need the tablespoon of olive oil. If you’re using frozen turkey it may be dry and you’ll want to add the oil.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
- Next, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a blender or food processor, add the turkey and egg (and some of the water or broth as needed). When the turkey is the consistency of baby food, add the cranberries and continue to mix until it looks like a smoothie:
- Pour this mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to create a thick dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough. This is a heavy dough so you’ll need to put a little muscle in it!
- Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut the treats.
- Put the treats on the cookie sheets and pop them in the oven for 25 minutes. For thick treats that are slightly chewy inside, roll the dough fairly thick.
- Cool completely before serving them to your dogs or before refrigerating
Kitty’s Roasted Turkey Medallions
By Dave Baker
Slice a few slivers when the turkey comes out of the oven to create these mouth-watering morsels. Baking them is so quick and easy, they’ll be done by the time the turkey hits the table.
- 6 oz. white meat turkey, cooked
- ½ c. chopped carrots
- ½ c. ground quinoa or oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Place turkey and carrots in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add ground quinoa or oatmeal and blend until mixed.
- Roll into 1-inch balls (or smaller, if your pet is petite) and place on a non-stick cooking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
Yields: 30 servings
Raja – A writer and educator, Helen travels extensively. Raja is the muse and ultimate companion dog- playful and calm in all activities near and far. The Travel Dog Blog is intended to inform readers of adventures they might want to have with their pets and to create community interested in dog travel, health, and fun. http://www.traveldogbooks.com/
Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of professional writers and authors of the blog DogTipper .
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