Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes: Treat Your Golden to a Feast!

Thanksgiving is synonymous with scrumptious food and the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones. Of course, our Golden Retrievers are a significant part of the family, so why not extend the festive culinary experience to them as well? Here are a couple of dog-friendly recipes that will let your Golden join in on the Thanksgiving feast!

1. Turkey and Vegetable Delight


  • 2 cups of cooked turkey (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 cup cooked carrots (mashed)
  • 1 cup cooked green beans (chopped)
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin (mashed)
  • Turkey broth


  1. Ensure the turkey meat is well-cooked and avoid using any spices or seasonings.
  2. Combine the turkey, mashed carrots, chopped green beans, and mashed pumpkin in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add enough turkey broth to moisten the mixture.
  4. Serve at room temperature, ensuring to adjust portion sizes according to your dog’s weight and dietary needs.

2. Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Pooch Pie


  • 2 cups of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (ensure it’s xylitol-free)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • A ready-made pie crust (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, and eggs in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a pie crust or directly into a pie pan for a crustless version.
  4. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the center is set.
  5. Let the pie cool completely before serving a slice to your pup.

Note: Always remember that these treats should be given in moderation and should not replace your Golden’s regular, balanced diet.

Treat Your Golden This Thanksgiving!

Golden Retrievers are more than just pets; they’re family. Including them in the Thanksgiving festivities with these dog-friendly recipes can be a delightful way to show appreciation for their unwavering loyalty and love.

For more tips on keeping your Golden Retriever healthy, happy, and part of the family fun, reach out to us at MN English Golden. Dial (507) 351-8510 or visit our website to discover more about optimal care, nutrition, and love for your furry friend!