Turkey Day Treats: Homemade Thanksgiving Dog Recipes

Turkey Day Treats: Homemade Thanksgiving Dog Recipes

Thanksgiving is a special time when families come together to share a bountiful meal and reflect on all they’re thankful for. However, our furry family members shouldn’t be excluded from the festivities.

Open Farm believes every pet deserves meals made with love, care and the best ingredients possible. Homemade dog recipes align with our transparency, traceability, and quality nutrition ethos. When pet parents take the reins in the kitchen, they have complete control over ingredients and can ensure the freshness and quality of every bite.

This Thanksgiving, give your pup a treat they can wag their tail about with these homemade dog recipes!

Classic Turkey Mix with Dry Food for Dogs

This recipe combines some of the best flavors of your Thanksgiving meal and adding their favorite kibble ensures your dog gets the balanced nutrition they need.


1 cup cooked turkey (no bones or skin) ½ cup pumpkin puree 1 cup of your pup’s favorite dry food for dogs ¼ cup cooked carrots


Mix the cooked turkey and pumpkin puree in a large bowl. Gently fold in the dry food for dogs. Add the cooked carrots and mix until well combined. Serve in your dog’s dish, ensuring it’s an appropriate portion for their size.

Thanksgiving Jerky Stuffing for Dogs

This Thanksgiving Jerky Stuffing for Dogs ensures your pet gets a taste of the holiday that’s both tasty and safe.



  • Begin by finely chopping the veggies and Soft & Chewy Jerky Strips.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the celery, carrots, and green beans. Sauté until they’re softened, around 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from heat. Combine the sautéed jerky and veggie mixture with the cooked quinoa or brown rice in a large bowl.
  • Slowly stir in the turkey broth, ensuring the mixture is moist but not soggy. This will give the stuffing a lovely, soft texture, ideal for our furry friends.
  • Mix in the fresh parsley, which adds a splash of color and freshens the dog’s breath.
  • Allow the stuffing to cool slightly, and serve a portion appropriate for your dog’s size and dietary needs.

Thanksgiving Be Good Bites Bowl with Chicken

Be Good bites are a household name for many dog parents. Give your dog a special Thanksgiving treat with this hearty bowl, using the much-loved Be Good bites Chicken Recipe. It combines delicious Thanksgiving flavors in a digestible and nutritious manner for your pet.


  • 1 packet of Be Good bites Chicken Recipe
  • ½ cup of cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • ¼ cup of cooked peas
  • ¼ cup of cooked carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cranberries, finely chopped (ensure they’re unsweetened and free from any added sugars or artificial sweeteners)
  • 1 tsp. flaxseed oil (for that shiny coat!)
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)


  • Combine the mashed sweet potato, peas, and chopped carrots in a mixing bowl. This will form the base of your bowl.
  • Mix in the finely chopped cranberries to the veggie mixture.
  • In your dog’s bowl, lay down a base of the veggie and cranberry mixture. Crumble a few of the Be Good bites Chicken Recipe over the top. This will give dogs a good mix of textures, from soft veggies to meaty bites.
  • Drizzle the flaxseed oil over the top.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped parsley over the top for a fresh touch and added breath-freshening benefits.

Bone Broth Pup-kin Pie

One of the often overlooked benefits of bone broth for dogs is its high levels of vital minerals, collagen, and amino acids that promote joint health and digestive well-being. Combining it with the natural goodness of pumpkin is a sweet treat that’s nutritious and irresistible to your pup.



  • Mix bone broth and pumpkin puree in a pot and heat on low.
  • Once warm, add cinnamon and stir well.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Once cooled, add chia seeds and mix. The chia seeds will expand and give a pie-like texture.
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set.
  • Serve a slice to your pup as a delightful Thanksgiving dessert.

Sweet Potato Pup-cakes

Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that support canine digestive health and overall well-being. These pup-cakes are a special treat that’s easily broken up into pieces for training or served as a dessert after your dog’s meal.


  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, boiled and mashed
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Combine mashed sweet potato, oat flour, almond flour, honey, and egg in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix until you get a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into a prepared muffin tin, filling each section about ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before serving to your dog.

Show Your Pup Some Appreciation This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, love, and delicious food. These delightful and nutritious homemade recipes let your pup partake in the culinary festivities. Whether it’s the traditional turkey mix, bone broth-enriched dessert, or the irresistible jerky stuffing, your dog will have a Thanksgiving meal they’ll never forget.

And don’t worry if you don’t have time to make these homemade recipes yourself. Browse our healthy dog treats and bone broth toppers to add to their kibble so your pup can join in the holiday fun.

Always supervise your pet while they’re enjoying new treats and consult with a vet if you’re unsure about introducing new ingredients into their diet.

*This article is meant only as an example meal with fully balanced nutrition, please reach out to our customer experience team if you have any questions about your pet’s own unique circumstances! To ensure these products are a good fit for your pup, we also recommend consulting your pup’s vet about any new supplement or diet changes, especially if there is a medical concern. They should be able to help as you and your vet know your pup’s medical history best! *

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