DIY Thanksgiving Dog Treats

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DIY Dog Treats

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DIY Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Dogs love being a part of everything. You’re going for a walk? Me too! You’re snuggling up? Count me in! You’re preparing a feast…where’s my treat?!

Thanksgiving is about family, food, and togetherness. What better way to celebrate the day than to include a few pup-friendly recipes?

Remember, you should never feed your dog cooked bones, which can splinter and cause internal damage. Raw meat and bones are fine, and cooked meat with the bones removed is also safe. Many Thanksgiving leftovers are safe, but read up on a list of foods that can be harmful to stay safe. These recipes are all surefire hits!

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No-Bake Pumpkin Treats


These simple, three-ingredient treats are great when you need something quick and easy. Blend equal parts canned pumpkin and peanut butter (unsweetened, without xylitol), and roll into inch-wide balls. Line a tray with oats, then coat the outside of the balls by rolling them in the oats until evenly covered. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then serve.


Probiotic Pumpkin Bites


If your pet gets itchy skin, try this recipe to nourish and heal the dry patches. Blend 1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup of pumpkin purée, ⅓ cup Brewer’s yeast, and ½ cup fish oil. Divide evenly into an ice tray, and freeze. Your pup can enjoy one after working up a sweat on a vigorous run.


Turkey and Pumpkin Meatballs


This recipe calls for 8 oz. turkey. You can use raw ground turkey or Thanksgiving leftovers. Combine with one egg and 8 oz. canned pumpkin to make these yummy balls. Blend all ingredients, including the eggshell if you’d like (the calcium is great for healthy bones). Roll into evenly-sized balls. Serve fresh.


Want More?

Find more ideas plus a supportive, friendly, dog-loving community at You can find puppy friends to share your treats with, or a pet-sitter to care for your pooch while you’re away for the holidays (be sure to leave some treats behind!). Every dog lover should be a part of the Rover family.


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Written by Nat Smith, community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

Check out these 3 easy recipes for DIY dog treats for your puppy!

November 12, 2017
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