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Thanksgiving Meatball Dog Treats

Written by Zoey Brooks


Posted on November 01 2018

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These Thanksgiving Meatball Dog Treats can be traded in place of your pet’s dry  food meal. Do you know what is in most dog food and dog treats? A lot of it is unpronounceable and unrecognizable.  Fresh meat – chicken or turkey, and occasionally beef without added salts and preservatives, vegetables, and rice make a fantastic replacement to your pet’s commercial dog food. I ran this homemade turkey sweet potato dog treat by my vet and he found this combination an acceptable replacement.

If your four legged friend is more family member than pet you may be looking for dry dog food alternative and this may be the one. This particular tasty treat can be made year round or it can be made with Thanksgiving leftovers. Use meat that is not heavily seasoned, and sweet potatoes before you add marshmallows and all the other unhealthy ingredients. My dogs absolutely love this dish, and I feel good giving it to them because I know there are no dyes, additives, or chemicals.

Thanksgiving Meatball Dog Treats Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Shredded or Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Quick Cook Oats
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley

Thanksgiving Meatball Dog Treats Instructions:

Poke 4 or 5 holes in sweet potato, Place sweet potato in oven preheated to 400°, bake for 35-40 minutes until soft. Or you can microwave for 8-10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

Pull skin from sweet potato and scoop inside into a large bowl.

In a blender, chopper, or food processor combine parsley and egg, run until parsley is well chopped. Add to sweet potato in bowl.

Add turkey, oats, cinnamon, honey and parsley.

Mix with your hands until well combined.

Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Roll turkey mixture into balls, slightly smaller than a golf ball.

Place in oven that has been preheated to 350°. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

Allow to cool, store in an airtight container in refrigerator.


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