Holiday Leftover Meal for Your Dog

Holiday Leftover Meal for Your Dog

Doggy Leftover Turkey Dinner

The Holidays are here! Usually the holidays bring good times and good food. Lots of good food. So how about sharing some with your dog? Sounds perfect, right? If you’re not sure how to let your dog safely enjoy a leftover Holiday meal, we’ve got you covered! Find out how to create a safe, delicious, and festive meal for your pup!

What Isn’t Safe?

Before we get into this yummy recipe we should discuss what isn’t safe for your pup during the holidays. There are a few things that could cause some serious discomfort if your dog ingests them:

  • Stuffing
  • Grapes/Raisins 
  • Turkey Bones 
  • Chocolate Desserts 
  • Spices & Seasonings 
  • Cranberry Sauce 

What Is Safe?

There are still plenty of things your dog can enjoy this holiday season. It’s really important that the following foods are plain and not seasoned!

  • Plain Turkey Meat 
  • Plain Sweet Potatoes
  • Plain Pumpkin 
  • Plain Green Beans 
  • Plain Peas

What’s with all the “plain?” Often you will find unfriendly spices in things like sweet potatoes (nutmeg), green beans (garlic & onion), and we want to make sure your dog thoroughly enjoys this meal without any tummy troubles.


Our Leftover Holiday Meal Recipe

Our Grain Free Base Mix already comes with a pretty impressive amount of Holiday meal essentials.

Packed with sweet potato, green beans, pumpkin, and more, your dog is going to love it even more with the extra holiday flavors! Plus, it's less work for you!

Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • Grain Free Base Mix  -see bag for suggested amount
  • 1/8 C Natural Dried Cranberries 
    • no sugar added is preferable but if you cannot find those, fresh washed and chopped cranberries will work great as well.
  • 1/4-1 Cup Plain Cooked Turkey Meat  -diced into small, bite sized pieces
  • Optional: Gravy For Dogs 
  • Hot Water

Making this meal is probably going to be the easiest dish you’ll make for the holidays. First you need to portion out your Grain Free Base Mix. Read the suggested measurement on the back of the bag.

Next, add in your hot water. You can play around with the amount you use based on what kind of consistency your dog prefers.

Finally, you can add in the dried cranberries and cooked turkey. If you happen to have a doggy safe gravy at home you can add that now too!

And if you’re really loving your time in the kitchen, then check out our Superfood Gravy Recipe here. Give it a good stir, wait 5-10 minutes for the Grain Free Base Mix to rehydrate and then your dog's meal will be ready to be devoured. 

Doggy Dessert?

If you're feeling extra giving and want to end your dogs meal on a sweeter note, reach for a Pumpkin Chew! They are the perfect dog safe stand in for a slice of traditional pumpkin pie.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season! And while 2020 sure has been quite a year, we hope you had a long list of things to be grateful for, starting with your dog of course!

Happy Holidays,

The Pet Gourmet

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