Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Pets

Cat standing on a pumpkin
We all love a feast, especially our pets! They would eat forever if they could. Unfortunately, a lot of the food being passed around the table during our Thanksgiving meals isn’t safe for our pets. You don’t have to leave your pets out this year with these pet-friendly treats that are perfect for the holiday, but also delicious and nutritious! 
 
Thanksgiving Treats For Your Dog
 
Pumpkin puree 
 
Pumpkin is a dog-friendly food that is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s also pleasing to a pup’s palette! Blending pumpkin into a puree is simple and provides a versatile way of sharing pumpkin with your pooch. You can mix it in with their regular food for a flavor boost. Or, blend the pumpkin puree with some plain non-fat yogurt for a pumpkin smoothie your dog will love.
 
Thanksgiving Pops 
 
Using an ice cube tray, fill each spot with turkey broth and a variety of diced leftover veggies, such as sweet potato and peas. Place in the freezer until frozen. Pop one out for a tasty frozen treat for your pup!
 
Thanksgiving Treats For Your Cat
 
Thanksgiving Stew
 
Pumpkin, sweet potato and apple are loaded with nutrients and all are safe to feed to your cat, just be sure to chop the apple and sweet potato into bite-sized pieces to avoid choking. Blend pumpkin into a puree, and add your bite-sized apple and sweet potato pieces for a Thanksgiving “stew” your cat will lap up!
 
Cranberry Sauce With a Twist
 
Before you add the sugar to the cranberries and the butter to the spinach, put some aside for your cat. Plain cranberries are safe for cats, though they usually won’t eat them raw. Also, cranberry sauce is loaded with sugar, which is not good for your cat. Instead, cook the plain cranberries and mash them slightly. Add your cat’s favorite veggie (plain steamed or boiled spinach or pumpkin puree are healthy and safe additions!).
 
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Treat
 
Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, unseasoned white turkey meat, green beans, and cooked broccoli are all safe, pet-friendly options for dogs and cats. Avoid adding sugars and fats to keep it waist-friendly as well. Happy feasting!
 
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