*Turkey and Vegetable Loaf
- Finely chopped turkey
- Thanksgiving veggies — use whatever you have on hand, but be sure to include sweet potatoes, either mashed or grated, but without the extra sugar or marshmallows. Other veggie suggestions include:
- Green beans
- Celery, grated
- Apple, grated
- Rolled oats
- Chicken or turkey stock, enough to moisten and combine
- 1 egg, beaten
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Form into a loaf shape and place in a greased or nonstick baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
=> For more pet-friendly Thanksgiving recipes check out The Best Dog Approved Thanksgiving Dinner
Do you have a lot of family coming over for Thanksgiving? New or less familiar people can increase anxiety for many pets. If you are traveling somewhere else for Thanksgiving think about your pet’s response to travel and if that causes extreme anxiety. For many pets, new situations and being confined to small spaces such as planes and cars can be very unnerving. If you are worried your pet might suffer extra stress from either of these situations then consider investing in pet CBD. Pet CBD is non-psychoactive and extremely safe for pets. Brands such as Zen Frenz have products made in the United States with natural and organic ingredients. Consider trying their Bacon and Beef Zen Bites!
Two of our favorite ways to remind your pets how much you care about them is by spending quality time with them and setting up pet play dates!
(A) Spend Extra Quality With Them
We have all heard that actions speak louder than words and that is certainly applicable to the relationship you have with your pet. Showing your pet (or anyone special in your life) that you love them, does not have to be complicated or expensive. Showing your furry frenz that you love them can be as simple as cuddling up and watching a movie, giving extra belly rubs, or taking a few extra long walks. This is perfect for pets who are often left home alone while you are out working or running errands, they will definitely appreciate the extra attention.
(B) Set Up A Playdate
Animals, like people, need to socialize with other furry frenz like them. Consider scheduling a dog park meetup or backyard playdate with friends and family and their animals so that your pet can enjoy some social interaction. And if you are busy you could try taking turns watching the playdates with your friends so that you can do work or run errands while your pets are playing.
While you of course love your pets, it’s important to remember that there are thousands of pets living on the streets and at local humane societies waiting for a wonderful family such as yours to adopt them. Since it is not realistic to adopt 10 pets, instead consider devoting a few hours to volunteering at your local human society!