HERE'S A HOMEMADE DOG FOOD RECIPE YOUR DOG WILL LOVE
Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs Recipe
If you want to make your dog feel special this Thanksgiving you can cook him/her a homemade meal that will make his or her day.
This Thanksgiving dog food recipe is easy and quick to make and will be tasty. If your dog is diabetic you can leave out the cranberry sauce and limit the sweet potatoes a bit for a lower carb version.
Per 1-cup serving (approximate, depending on ingredient substitutions)
Protein 44 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary fiber 1.9 g
Fat 7.7 g (with gravy; less if omitted)
For small dogs, 3/4 cup; medium dogs, 1 1/2 cups; larger or more active dogs, 3 cups.
Add 400 mg calcium per 1-cup serving (600 mg if using bone meal).
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 9 1-cup servings
3 lb/1.3 kg skinless turkey pieces (light and dark meat)
1 cup (about 6 oz/175 g) oatmeal (cooked)
1 lb/450 g sweet potatoes, cubed
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
4 tbsp turkey gravy (optional; to reduce the fat content, omit the gravy or substitute olive oil)
Use turkey leftovers or roast the turkey:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Lightly oil a roasting pan.
2. For boneless breast or thigh, cook 30–45 minutes; boned breast or thigh, 45–60 minutes; whole turkey, 1 1/2–2 hours or until the meat juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Let cool.
3. Remove all the bones and dice the meat into large pieces.
4. If using fresh sweet potatoes, roast with the turkey for about 25–30 minutes or until tender. Let cool, then peel and dice.
5. Meanwhile, cook the oatmeal according to package instructions.
6. Mix together the turkey meat, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. If using gravy or oil, add it now and mix thoroughly. (If your dog is at all prone to pancreatitis or other fat-related upsets, omit the gravy.)