Canine Thanksgiving Bowls!


I don’t know about you, but I love sharing a little bit of our Thanksgiving feast leftovers with our pets, they deserve a little special feast too right?! Here is a great recipe for Thanksgiving Bowls for your dog that you can make from scratch or put together with leftovers from your meal.

Portion Sizes: Small dogs – ¾ cup Medium dogs – 1 ½ cups Large/Giant dogs – 3 cups

RECIPE Makes nine 1 cup servings


3 pounds skinless turkey pieces (light and dark meat)

1 cup oatmeal (cooked)

1 pound sweet potatoes, cubed 2 Tbsp. cranberry sauce 4 Tbsp. turkey gravy


Use turkey leftovers or roast the turkey:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 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.)

Recipe adapted from The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love