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Thanksgiving Dog Food Recipes and Delights Your Pup Will Love

Thanksgiving is a time for indulging in delicious food and spending quality time with loved ones. And while we humans may have a feast of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie to look forward to, our furry friends often get left out of the festivities. But fear not, pet parents! This year, let's ensure our dogs can join in on the Thanksgiving food fun with these tasty and nutritious recipes and treats.

From savory main dishes to sweet desserts, your dog will thank you for including them in the holiday feasting this year. 

Thanksgiving Food: Understanding Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs 

As pet parents, it's important to understand the nutritional needs of our furry friends, especially when it comes to indulging in Thanksgiving food. While it may be tempting to share our feast with our furry family members, not all human foods are safe or healthy for them. 

Understanding what ingredients are beneficial and harmful can help you make informed choices when creating Thanksgiving food ideas for your dogs. By providing them with appropriate Thanksgiving food for dogs, you can ensure they have a delicious and nutritious holiday meal that keeps them happy and healthy. 

According to the American Kennel Club, some foods to stick away from include: 

  • Grapes
  • Raisins 
  • Turkey bones, skin, and gravy
  • Creamed casseroles 
  • Chocolate cookies, pies, and sweets 
  • Onions, scallions, and garlic 
  • Stuffing 
  • Alcohol 
  • Ham 

Take care not to let your dog(s) indulge in the above, as well as anything else that you know irritates their bowels and health. 

Thanksgiving Food Ideas for Your Dog 

Looking for creative Thanksgiving food ideas for your furry friend? Look no further! We've got some tasty, dog-friendly recipes that will have your pup begging for more. 

  • A Get Joy original. Try one of Get Joy’s featured dog recipes with fall flavors like turkey and lamb. These are sure to impress your pup and your guests. 

  • Turkey and sweet potato stew. By cooking ground turkey, sweet potato, green beans, and beef liver, you can easily whip up a turkey and sweet potato stew that your pup will enjoy and appreciate for days. 
  • Pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats. This recipe is so simple it only requires three ingredients. With a little flour, peanut butter, and pumpkin, you can make a delectable Thanksgiving-themed treat that will keep your pup licking their lips for hours. 

With creative Thanksgiving-inspired dog food recipes, you can treat your dog to a delicious and festive meal that will make their tail wag with joy. 

Safety Tips: Thanksgiving Food for Dogs 

When serving Thanksgiving meals to your dog(s), it's important to keep their safety in mind. While it can be tempting to share all the delicious food with your furry friend, certain ingredients can harm their health.

We can’t stress this enough: avoid feeding them foods that are toxic to dogs. This includes foods such as onions, garlic, grapes, and chocolate. 

Also, be mindful of bones, as they can splinter and cause choking or internal injuries. Stick to dog-friendly Thanksgiving dishes and treats, and always supervise your pup while they eat. By following these safety tips, you can ensure a happy and healthy holiday for your four-legged companion.

For any dog health needs or concerns, we are here for you around the clock with Get Joy Health - complimentary 24/7 televet services. 

Look to Get Joy for Holiday Help!

For some great and simple dog treat recipes to round out your holiday celebrations, look to Get Joy. We have a variety of great ideas and recipes that are sure to make your pup feel extra loved, spoiled, and happy. Shop with us today!


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