Get ready for DOGSgiving – Thanksgiving recipes for your furry friend

Thanksgiving can extend to every member of the family.

Thanksgiving can extend to every member of the family.

Pumpkin Smoothies

While your guests sip cocktails, dogs and cats can wet their whistles with this creamy pumpkin drink that’s packed with fiber and digestion-friendly probiotics. Bonus: If you freeze it, it can become a doggy Popsicle.


½ a cup canned pumpkin puree

½ a cup plain non-fat yogurt


1.) Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

2.) Evenly pour mixture into 8 small paper cups. Either refrigerate, freeze overnight or serve right away.

Yields: 8 servings     Calories per smoothie: 13

Sweet Potato Cookies

Want to find something sweet without all the sugar, add a boost of beta-carotene and a punch of potassium, you have these cookies, which are a healthy treat for your furry friends this Thanksgiving.


1 large cooked sweet potato

1 banana

½ a cup quinoa flour

½ Tablespoon vegetable oil


1.) Preheat oven to 350°.

2.) In a medium-size bowl, mix the sweet potato and banana until well blended.

3.) Add the vegetable oil, then mix in the quinoa flour.

4.) Drop dough by the teaspoon onto a non-stick baking sheet and lightly flatten each cookie.

5.) Bake for 30 minutes and let cool before serving.

Yields: 8 servings   Calories per cookie: 14.4

Roasted Turkey Medallions

Slice a few slivers when the turkey comes out of the oven to create these mouth-watering treats. Baking them is so quick and easy, they’ll be done just in time for you and your furry friend to both enjoy a tasty Thanksgiving.


6 ounces white meat turkey, cooked

½ a cup of chopped carrots

½ a cup of ground quinoa or oatmeal


1.) Preheat oven to 400°.

2.) Place turkey and carrots in a food processor and blend until smooth.

3.) Add ground quinoa or oatmeal and blend until mixed.

4.) Roll into 1-inch balls (or smaller, if your pet is petite) and place on a non-stick cooking sheet.

5.) Bake 15 minutes.

Yields: 30 servings     Calories per medallion: 17