Thanksgiving Going To The Dogs
Posted by Sally Ann Cavanaugh
Thanksgiving is a time for family and if you are anything like me, your dog is your furry child. So be sure to include your furry children (aka dog) in the Thanksgiving Feast with the tasty recipes below. But first look over these general Thanksgiving safety tips for your dog.
Never give your dog turkey bones. They can be sharp and splint and cut your dog’s mouth or throat.
Never give your dog any onions or garlic. Both can give your dog a condition that is deadly, hemolytic anemia.
Avoid giving your dog anything with too much salt. So pretzels and salted peanuts are out.
Never give your dog any chocolate, coffee, or tea. All are high in caffeine and other ingredients that are toxic to dogs and can cause a fatal heart rhythm.
Don’t feed your dog the turkey skin. It is too high in fat.
For the health of both your dog and your family, do not salt your food while cooking. Save the salt for the table. Numerous studies have shown that you will put less salt on the food if you do so at the table.
And now for the recipes made out of common Thanksgiving treats and designed just for your furry child.
Turkey soup for your Furry Child
½ cup cooked vegetables, finely chopped (broccoli, carrots, most any vegetables)
Boil the giblets in 2 quarts of water for about 40 minutes. Add the vegetables. Whip the eggs up in a boil, add to the broth. Let boil for another 5 minutes. Let cool and serve to your puppy.
1 loaf uncooked bread dough
¼ cup turkey broth
2 tsp. flour
¾ cup cooked brown meat of the turkey, finely chopped
½ cup cooked vegetables
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the dough and cut into 3 inches circles with cookie cutter or drinking glass. In a saucepan, combine the broth and flour, stirring until flour is dissolved and mixture thickens. Add the turkey and veggies. Cook until mixture is heated through. Spoon two teaspoonfuls of the turkey mixture onto each circle. Fold up the sides of the dough and pinch shut. Roll in your hands into a ball shape. Arrange the balls on a cookies sheet. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until they are golden brown. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator.
P. S. I am sure that these recipes are so good you will want some too.