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The Best Thanksgiving Meal For Your Pet: Freshpet Edition


Thanksgiving is a time to get together and enjoy a meal with those who are closest to you, and that includes your pets! You may not be able to enjoy the delicious dishes you serve your two-legged guests, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their own Thanksgiving menu. We’ve rounded up our best turkey recipes and treats to help you prepare a special meal just for your pet.

main dish

What’s Thanksgiving without a serving or two of turkey? We recommend one of our turkey rolls for the main course of your puppy menu and our puppy-specific recipe for new family members.

Vital, grain-free turkey recipe with cranberries and blueberries

Made from fresh, 100% natural turkey and a blend of antioxidant-rich blueberries and cranberries, this is a high-protein, grain-free roll. Like all of our Vital® recipes, it is also GMO-free. You can find 2 pound buns at PetSmart, Petco, and other specialties.

Recipe for nature’s fresh, grain-free turkey meat with spinach, cranberries and blueberries

Man-raised turkey and antioxidant-rich leafy greens and berries combine to form a holistic, grain-free recipe that will drive even the pickiest of eaters crazy. It is available in 1, 2, and 5 pound rolls at Whole Foods and other specialty stores.

Vital Balanced Nutrition Turkey recipe with peas, carrots & brown rice

In making this roll, we start with 100% natural and antibiotic-free turkey, add vitamin-rich peas and carrots, high-fiber brown rice, and finish with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, all of which are classified as GMO-free. The result is delicious, healthy dog ​​food that gives your dog the optimal nutrition he needs for healthy digestion and a shiny coat. Look for the 6 pound buns in your local PetSmart, Petco, and other specialty areas.

Freshpet Select puppy recipe with chicken, egg & vegetables

For our youngest Freshpet fans we have a roll made from gently cooked fresh chicken, eggs, vitamin-rich carrots and high-fiber brown rice. The special thing about this role is the fact that in addition to these high quality ingredients it contains EPA and DHA so that your puppy grows up healthy and strong. Look for this 1.5 pound roll (aka the best puppy food) at pet stores near you.

Side dishes

Now that you’ve covered the main course, it’s time to think about sides. There are a number of healthy human foods that are safe for your pets – some of which may appear on your own plate! Some of our top tips are:

  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Baked Potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • broccoli

For more ideas, as well as foods to avoid, see our full list of human foods your pet can enjoy.


For the last part of the menu, you want to choose a delicious treat for dessert. You can never have too much turkey on Thanksgiving, so we recommend one of our turkey-based treats.

Dog joy Turkey & apple bites

For a delicious dessert your dog will beg for, try our turkey and apple bites. Made with delicious strips of farm fresh turkey and apples with mint and parsley to encourage fresh breath. These are available in 4 ounces. Bags at a pet store near you.

Dognation Turkey Bacon Treats

These delicious, grain-free treats are made from all-natural, wood-smoked turkey, making them a healthier alternative to traditional bacon-flavored snacks. And like all of our recipes, they’re made here in the USA! You can find 3 ounces. Bags at Whole Foods, PetSmart, Petco, and other specialty locations.

Bacon slices on wooden cutting board

We hope these recipes inspire you to create a menu for your pet that is so delicious that your human guests will be jealous!



Robert Dunfee