The Best Thanksgiving Meal For Your Pet: Freshpet Edition

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and enjoy a meal with those closest with you, and that includes your pets! They 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 custom Thanksgiving menu. We’ve rounded up our best turkey recipes and treats that can be used to create a special meal just for your pet.

Main dish

What’s Thanksgiving
without a serving or two of turkey? For the main dish of your pup’s menu, we
suggest one of our turkey rolls and for new additions to the family, our
puppy-specific recipe.

Vital Grain Free Turkey Recipe with Cranberries & Blueberries

Made from fresh, 100% natural turkey and a medley of antioxidant-rich blueberries and cranberries, this is a high-protein, grain-free roll. Plus, like all of our Vital® recipes, it’s verified non-GMO. You can find 2 lb. rolls at PetSmart, Petco, and other speciality locations.

Nature’s Fresh Grain Free Turkey Recipe with Spinach, Cranberries & Blueberries

Humanely raised turkey and antioxidant-rich leafy greens and berries come together to create a holistic, grain-free recipe that even the pickiest eaters will go crazy for. It’s available in 1 lb., 2 lb., and 5 lb. rolls at Whole Foods and other speciality locations.

Vital Balanced Nutrition Turkey Recipe with Peas, Carrots & Brown Rice

When making this roll we start with 100% natural and antibiotic-free turkey, add in vitamin-rich peas and carrots, high-fiber brown rice, and finish with Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids – all of which are verified non-GMO. This results in a delicious, healthy dog food that gives your dog the optimal nutrition they need for healthy digestion and a shiny coat. Look for the 6 lb. rolls in your local PetSmart, Petco, and other speciality locations.

Freshpet Select Puppy Recipe with Chicken, Egg & Vegetable

For our youngest Freshpet fans, we have a roll made from gently cooked fresh chicken, eggs, vitamin-rich carrots and high-fiber brown rice. What makes this roll special is the fact that in addition to these high-quality ingredients, it has added EPA and DHA to help your puppy grow up healthy and strong. Look for the this 1.5 lb. roll (aka the best puppy food) at speciality pet stores near you.

Side dishes

Now that you’ve got the
main dish covered, 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 be making
an appearance on your own plate! Some of our top picks include:

  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Baked potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Broccoli

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


For the final part of the menu, you’ll want to pick a delicious treat for dessert. You can never have too much turkey at Thanksgiving, so we suggest one of our turkey-based treats.

Dog Joy Turkey & Apple Bites

For a mouth-watering dessert your dog will beg for, try our turkey & apple bites. Made of delicious strips of farm-fresh turkey and apples with mint and parsley added to promote fresh breath. These are available in 4 oz. bags at a specialty pet store near you.

Dognation Turkey Bacon Treats

These tasty, grain-free treats are made of all-natural, wood-smoked turkey, making them a healthier alternative to traditional bacon-flavored snacks. And like all of our recipes, they are made right here in the USA! You can find 3 oz. bags at Whole Foods, PetSmart, Petco, and other speciality locations.

bacon slices on wood cutting board

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


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