Dog Does Turkey Trot, Leftovers Recipe

by Mary Haight on November 28, 2009

Some dogs are just too naughty for their own good.  This one should have waited for the recipe for doggie turkey stew below…or maybe he’s just into the whole eating raw thing.

(via @pepperthedog and KXLY TV)

And HALO offered this turkey leftovers recipe for dogs.  I wanted to get it posted now, when most of us have had our fill of turkey, but don’t want the remaining leftovers to go to waste:)

Spot’s Stew

Yield: About 8 Cups

2 ½ cups of cooked turkey

¼ cup chopped fresh garlic*

1 cup green peas

1 cup coarsely chopped carrots

½ cup coarsely chopped sweet potato

½ cup coarsely chopped zucchini

½ cup coarsely chopped yellow squash

½ cup coarsely chopped green beans

½ cup coarsely chopped celery

1 tablespoon kelp powder

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

11 to 16 cups spring water

For dogs only: Add 8 ounces whole barley and 6 ounces rolled oats, and adjust the water content to a total of 16 cups or enough to cover the ingredients.

[*Garlic, especially when fresh, can be a real problem for some dogs and more so for cats. It has been said to be a “controversial ingredient” and ASPCA explains the dangers of this member of the onion family.  As you know it is included, more often in powder form, in many dog foods and even treats in small amounts. I exclude it, but offer this info so you can decide for yourself.]

Combine all of the ingredients except the turkey in a 10-quart stockpot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat as low as possible and simmer for 2 hours (the carrots should be quite soft at the end of the cooking time). Remove from the heat, let cool. Add cooked turkey. With an electric hand mixer, or using a food processor and working in batches, blend all the ingredients into a nice puree; the stew should be slightly thicker for dogs and soupier for cats. Using zip lock bags or plastic yogurt containers, make up meal-sized portions. Refrigerate what you’ll need for three days and freeze the rest.

(via Jill Rosen at the Baltimore Sun’s “Unleashed” blog)

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