This Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs uses a mix of ground turkey and ground beef with dog friendly veggies like carrots, celery, and red pepper for a delicious a healthy meatloaf your pup will love!
If you love cooking for your dog as much as I do, be sure to check out some of John John’s other favorite recipes like my Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs, Sunday Brunch for Dogs, or my Peanut Butter Honey Granola for Dogs.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
If you cook homemade food for your dog often, then you know sometimes you can run out of meat, or veggies, or carbs… and then it seems like you’re always making something instead of just warming food! But, with this Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs recipe, it has everything inside including turkey, beef, carrots, celery, red pepper, and oats. So, it’s a full meal!
If I am adding anything to this meal, I do like to add in sweet potatoes as a side, as John John just really loves them. And the benefits of sweet potatoes for dogs include vitamin B6, vitamin C and A, as well as helping support their digestive system. So they make a great additional side dish to this Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs if you want make it last a little longer.
Ingredients for Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs
Organic Red Pepper
Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)
How to Make Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, ground beef, and eggs and mix together.
Fold in the carrots, celery, red pepper, and oats. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and press in evenly.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the meatloaf internal temperature is 165°F.
Tips for Making Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs
• Use a 1-pound loaf pan.
• I like to use parchment paper as it allows the meatloaf to come out very easily. But, if you don’t have parchment paper then you can grease the pan well with coconut oil.
• Make sure to store extra meatloaf in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can I use another kind of meat?
Yes, if your dog eats ground chicken or ground lamb, those would be easy to substitute for the beef or turkey. You can also use all beef or all turkey. I like to use a mix as John John’s main protein is turkey and we usually add in beef liver as well. So, when he gets this recipe, we sometimes skip the beef liver and just allow him to indulge in some ground beef instead.
Can I use different vegetables?
Yes, if your dog eats different vegetables then you can swap out for what your dog prefers. Other vegetables that are safe and healthy for dogs include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, peas, or spinach (but only in moderation).
How should I store meatloaf for dogs?
The same way you’d store meatloaf for you! Be sure to keep extra meatloaf in an airtight container in the fridge.
How much meatloaf should I feed my dog for a meal?
This all depends on your dogs size and current weight. Always check with your vet to make sure you are feeding your dog the appropriate amount of food for their size and age.
You should be feeding your dog 2% to 5% of their body weight in fresh food. So, for example, if your dog is 18 pounds (like John John), and he’s a puppy who isn’t overweight, I will go at 4% that’s about 3/4 pound per day. Split that up between meals.
Another easy way to easily see how much food your dog needs is to just look at the back of a bag of dog food. Look online, if you don’t have one! If your dog eats 2 cups of food per day, and they eat 2 meals per day, then give them 1 cup of meatloaf per meal.
Why Organic for Your Dog?
You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It's the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog's health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.
And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!
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Homemade Turkey Meatloaf for Dogs
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
- In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, ground beef, and eggs and mix together.
- Fold in the carrots, celery, red pepper, and oats. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and press in evenly.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the meatloaf internal temperature is 165°F.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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