Meatloaf doesn’t have to be ground beef, pork or chicken. Ground turkey not only makes a great meatloaf for your dog, but is a great way for your dog to get protein. The important thing is to not add any spices or seasoning like salt, garlic, or onion to the meatloaf, since they are not good for your pup. Let the seasoning come from things like carrot, or other vegetables that are good for them. Here are a couple of pawsome turkey meatloaf recipes for you to try.
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- 1 LB Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/3 cup Diced Tomatoes with Liquid -No Sodium
- 1/2 cup Finely Diced Carrots
- 1/2 cup Diced Green Beans -Fresh or Frozen- and thawed
- 1/2 `` cup Cooked Brown Rice -Optional- Quinoa
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl thoroughly combine all ingredients.
- Spread mixture into a 5 x 7-inch loaf pan.
- Bake 45 minutes.
- Slice and chop the into bite size pieces before serving.
- Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.
Turkey Pumpkin Meatloaf for Dogs
Pumpkin puree is a great source of vitamins, like iron and potassium, and a good way to add extra fiber to your dog’s diet. You can add the pumpkin puree straight into your dog’s regular food, or add it to a home cooked meal like this Turkey Pumpkin Meatloaf recipe.
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- 1 Lb Ground Turkey
- 1 Egg- Beaten
- 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats -Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree -Divided
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 3 mini loaf pans.
- in a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (reserving 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree).
- Divide the mixture in 3 equal parts and transfer to the greased mini loaf pans. Use an offset spatula to smooth the tops. Use the remaining 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree to spread a thin layer over the top of each loaf.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Let the meatloaves cool until they are warm (rather than hot) to the touch before serving to your pup.
Makes 3 mini loaves.
To bake this in a single (regular) loaf pan, bake for 1 hour (or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees).
While this recipe is titled “Dog-Friendly,” it is also fit for human consumption. If you are planning to have some, I recommend dividing the meatloaf mixture and adding salt, pepper, a dash of soy sauce, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce to your portion.
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Cooking at home for your dog can be very rewarding for you and your pup. With you in control of the food preparation, you will always know what you put in without it being a guessing game. And if you love cooking anyway? That makes it a win- win situation.
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