For many of us, Christmas dinner is the ultimate meal to look forward to each year. The start of December is spent planning all the different types of vegetables we’re going to cook alongside the turkey and thinking about what time we’ll need to get up in the morning to start cooking it. So whilst you’ve got your planning head on, here are 5 great ingredients you can add to your dog’s kibble to make it extra special on Christmas Day:
Butternut squash is a really tasty addition to a dog’s dinner and is jam packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for your dog. Peel the butternut squash, slice into small cubes and bake for 15 minutes with a sprig of rosemary for extra flavour.
Salmon is a delicious tasting fish that dogs really love. Poach or bake the salmon (watch out for any bones and never used smoked salmon) and add some peas. Combine with your dog’s kibble for a super tasty superfood dish.
Turkey and low salt gravy
Turkey is a low fat meat and an excellent source of protein. Remove the skin (as this is quite fatty) and cook as normal, but without any butter or other fats. If you don’t have enough oven or hob space (because with all those different types of potatoes, it can be a little bit cramped at the stove), adding a low salt gravy to your dog’s dinner can do just the trick.
Sprouts and other vegetables such as potatoes, parsnips and green beans are great for dogs, just make sure they’re not cooked in butter or other fatty products. Warm up the kibbles in the microwave to bring out the meaty aromas for a few seconds and add some low salt gravy for a nice wet texture.
Tails.com wet food
If your dog doesn’t normally have wet food with their kibble, one of our 15 delicious slow-cooked recipes can be an extra tasty addition. Some of our most festive recipes are:
- Tender terrine with chicken, turkey & peas
- Country casserole with chicken, potato and green beans in tasty gravy
- Fisherman’s pâté with salmon and peas
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