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Thanksgiving Treat Recipe for Dogs & Cats: Turkey and Pumpkin Delights

Recipe by: Proud Dog Mom

Read below for a simple yet delectable DIY treat recipe that both your feline and canine companions are sure to drool over. Crafted with care and mindful of their health, these homemade Turkey and Pumpkin Delights are a delightful way to show your four-legged friends some extra love. Packed with lean protein and the goodness of pumpkin, these treats not only taste fantastic but also come with a healthy twist. Let's dive into the kitchen and whip up something special!


  • ¼ pound lean ground turkey (use 99% lean)

  • Water, enough to fill the pot (reserve 1/2 cup)

  • ¼ cup 100% pure pumpkin purée

  • 1 tbsp plain, unflavored gelatin powder


  1. Put ground turkey into a pot and fill with water (enough to cover).

  2. On medium/high heat, let cook for about 10-15 minutes.

  3. Transfer cooked turkey, along with 1/2 cup warm water from the pot, and 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin purée into a blender. Blend until smooth.

  4. With a spoon, stir plain, unflavored gelatin powder into the mixture. Stir well, ensuring the gelatin is evenly incorporated.

  5. Place two silicone molds onto a baking sheet for support and spoon the mixture into each mold, filling to the top.

  6. Move to the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until fully set.

  7. Remove wiggly treats from the mold.

  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

SEE ALSO: 8 Pet-friendly Thanksgiving Foods

Your furry friend deserves the best, and what better way to pamper them than with these Turkey and Pumpkin Delights? As pet lovers ourselves, we understand the joy that comes from treating your furry friends to something special. These homemade delights not only allow you to control the ingredients but also add that extra touch of love to their daily routine. So, why not grab your apron and get cooking. Your dog or cat will thank you with those heart-melting eyes for this tasty and wholesome treat!

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