No doubt your dog or cat has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving
just as you do. So why not give them a little more to be thankful
for with their own Thanksgiving turkey dinner? They'll . . . um . . .
thank you for it!
This is basically a simple meatloaf made with ground turkey and is arge enough so that your pet will also be eating leftovers long after the big day. I'm pretty sure that they won't mind.
This recipe was created by Sarah Lipoff for POPSUGAR Pets and includes fresh ingredients to keep their coats soft and shiny and their digestion at its peak. If you are so inclined, you can even use organic ingredients. You can also make small adjustments, such as if your pet would prefer green beans to peas for example.
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup uncooked oats
2 raw eggs
3 hard-boiled eggs
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, mix together the turkey, carrots, and peas.
Add the oats and raw eggs. Mix until the loaf mixture comes together. You know the drill -- just like making a meatloaf for humans, minus the seasoning.
Lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil and then add half the mixture to the pan. Place the three hard-boiled eggs along the center of the loaf and then cover with the other half of the ground turkey mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Cut a slice from the cooled loaf and offer it to your dog. That slice will be woofed up in seconds. For your kitty, chop it up into feline bite-sized pieces before putting it in his or her food dish. Makes about 12 ½-inch slices. That's a lot of food for them, so you may want to consider sharing the wealth with your neighbors' Fidos and Fluffys.
Just one word of advice -- if your pet is adverse to people food, like my precious puss, you might be better off with a high-end can of turkey cat or dog food. For this my girl prefers Fancy Feast.
Have a tail-wagging, purring-good Thanksgiving!
Source/Images: POPSUGAR Pets