‘Tis the season to stuff your belly uncomfortably full with turkey! And mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie…the list goes on and on.
Because Thanksgiving is a time to share love, laughter, memories, and a whole lotta food with friends and family, you’ll probably want to give in to your furry friend’s adorable begging face and slip him a dinner roll under the table. But we’ll do you one better: Thanksgiving treats just for dogs. (And really, we shouldn’t be feeding our pooches human food, anyway).
We rounded up the best Thanksgiving treats that’ll make Fido feel thankful like he’s never felt thankful before. And the best part? They’re all insanely easy to make. You’re welcome.
The easiest of all easy dog Thanksgiving dinners? Using the leftovers. This classic Thanksgiving dinner for dogs calls for leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a cup of oatmeal for good measure. As far as we’re concerned, humans could totally eat this mash.
Martha knows best! While everyone else is satisfying their sweet tooth with a slice of post-turkey pumpkin pie, give your dog a savory chicken-flavored dog biscuit for dessert.
And if your dog would rather eat pumpkin than chicken? (More power to him!) Give this pumpkin pie dog biscuit recipe a try. If you’re feeling really festive, use a Thanksgiving-themed cookie cutter to really get into the holiday spirit.
If you’re a pet parent whose dog suffers from allergies, give this hypoallergenic treat a shot. The molasses lends a seasonal taste to the biscuit.
The recipe names alone are enough to have our tails wagging, so we can only imagine what your dog will be doing after he gets a taste of these.
For most Americans, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t Thanksgiving dinner without the cranberries. And thanks to this sweet treat, your dog can get in on the action, too. If your dog is more of a sweet and savory kind of guy, try these turkey and cranberry dog treats. There’s only so much turkey one can eat before entering a tryptophan coma, so might as well put those leftovers to good use!
Holiday foods to avoid
Because safety always comes first, be sure to check out this list of foods to avoid to ensure safe and healthy snacking.
Do you have a go-to Thanksgiving treat recipe? Share it in the comments below!