Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs

  • Print Article |
  • Send to a Friend |
  • |
  • Add to Google |

During the holiday season we are all likely to be doing more cooking in the kitchen preparing for what may seem to be endless get-together. While it is great to unite with friends and family, this is also a time of year that many of us begin to put on weight. This is also true for our pets as well. Pets often are the recipients of endless scraps while their owners are preparing for their parties.

While giving pets a treat may seem innocent enough, extra weight on a dog causes numerous issues including joint problems, heart disease, and a reduced lifespan. Of course our pets deserve a special Thanksgiving Dinner just like we all do. Just be more cognizant of all the other treats that are being given while preparing for that special meal.

Be sure to never allow your pet to eat any poultry bones without fail. All poultry bones easily splinter and can become lodged inside or perforate a dog's intestines. Be certain to discard all bones after carving your turkey and place all bones in a tightly sealed bag. Be sure that the dog will not be able to gain access to the bag so that you can prevent a potential disaster from unnecessarily ruining your holiday plans on Thanksgiving day.

So, why should only humans get to have a special dinner on Thanksgiving? The answer is they shouldn't! Don't forget to treat your dog to a great meal as well. The recipe below is also a great way to utilize some of the leftovers in your refrigerator that you might become tired of looking at after a while. This is an easy to make recipe for Turkey Patties. Your dog is almost certain to come back "barking for more."

Yields 2 Turkey Patties

Ingredients

1 Cup shredded roasted turkey meat

¼ cup breadcrumbs

1 large egg, beaten

½ sweet potato-baked, skin discarded and potato coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

1.In a medium bowl, combine the turkey and the breadcrumbs. Mix gently with your hands, and then mix in the egg and sweet potato. Shape into two ½ inch thick patties.

2.In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Top with the cranberry sauce and let your canines enjoy!

Copyright © 2009

Golden Pet Supplies is a leading Natural Pet Supplies Company offers very best products for your pets. It provides Joint Care Supplements, dog pet supplies, Eco Friendly Dogs Toys, Dog Vitamins & much more.

Rate this Article:
  • Article Word Count: 425
  • |
  • Total Views: 7
  • |
  • permalink
  • Print Article |
  • Send to a Friend |
  • |
  • Add to Google |
>