How To Cook Turkey For My Dog

You can’t shield your dog from everything. However, you can make sure that their body is fully prepared for anything that is thrown at them. And the best way to do that is by feeding your dog a balanced and healthy diet.

And for most people, that means adding turkey meat to their dog’s regular meals. With that said, if you aren’t cooking the turkey meat right, your dog might be missing out on all the different health benefits.

Turkey meat is high in protein, low in fat, and contains a bunch of other vitamins and minerals that you can read about here:

So, if you’re already sure that you want to feed your dog turkey meat, the next step is to figure out how to feed it to them.

And in this article, we’ll be looking at just that. Keep reading to learn about the best way to cook turkey for your dog along with some other tips to remember when preparing your dog’s next meal!

Tips For Cooking Turkey Meat for Dogs

Before we get to how to cook the turkey meat for your dog, there are some things to remember. Dogs don’t have the same digestive system as humans, so some things that we can stomach may not have the same results with your pet.

So, before cooking a turkey for your dog, keep these three things in mind;

Skip the Bones

While turkey skin, giblets, and all the other parts are good for your dog, you may want to throw out the bones. Cartoons have shown us over decades that dogs can eat turkey and chicken bones without any problem. However, this isn’t the case.

Keep in mind that you should never feed your dog cooked bones whether it comes from turkey, beef, or chicken. This is because cooked bones can get lodged in their throat or digestive system, causing a wide range of problems. So, when preparing the meat for your dogs, make sure to remove all the bones and keep them away from your pet.

Ease Up on Seasoning

Another thing to remember is that your dog doesn’t have the same palette as humans. So, seasoning such as salt and pepper should generally be avoided. While small amounts of certain spices and seasonings won’t harm your dog, it’s best not to take the risk. So, keep things plain and simple when cooking meat for your dog.

Add the Right Vegetables

There’s nothing wrong with adding vegetables to your dog’s food. In fact, there are more than a couple of vegetables that are very healthy for dogs. However, there may be some vegetables that you want to avoid in your dog’s food.

These include onions, raisins, almonds, potatoes, or brussels sprouts. There are many other vegetables that may not sit well in your dog’s stomach, so it’s best to read up and do the research before adding any vegetables to the recipe.

How To Make Turkey Dog Food

This is a simple and easy turkey receipt for dogs. All you need are a couple of vegetables of your choosing (though we recommend carrots, green beans, and cauliflower for this recipe) and a pound of turkey meat. Additionally, you can also add some turkey liver to the recipe to increase the health benefits.

Steam the Vegetables

To start, boil some water and put a steam basket over it to cook the vegetables. To make them cook faster, you can chop them into smaller pieces. We recommend steaming the vegetables until they are very soft and easy to chew for your dog.

Cook the Turkey

Next up is to cook the turkey. All you have to do is put it on a skillet on medium-high heat. This is to render out all the fat and to make sure the meat is fully cooked through. Once the turkey is cooked, you can drain the fat and put it in a large bowl with vegetables.


After putting all the ingredients in one bowl, the only thing left to do is mix the ingredients together. You can add a bit of olive oil to make it even healthier and tastier for your pet, but it’s only optional.

After mixing the food, you can divide them into equal portions and store it in the freezer!


Cooking food for your dog is a pretty easy task. Since they don’t have the same tastes as humans, you don’t need to add too many ingredients or go through complicated processes just to make the food palatable. 

However, while you can add different vegetables to the mix, always make sure that they are safe for dogs as there are many human ingredients out there that can be toxic or hazardous to dogs.

Turkey is a safe food for dogs and the best way to prepare it is simply bland: no salt, no pepper, just steamed in water or grilled. Just be aware that condiments are good for people, not for pups.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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