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8 February 2023

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Ollie’s Fresh Turkey Recipe for Dogs

Every day is a holiday when your pup feasts on our turkey recipe for dogs. The beneficial ingredients give your dog the gifts of nutrition and good health.

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If you’re searching for a food your pup will gobble up, our Turkey Dish With Blueberries fits the bill. Our turkey recipe for dogs is full of nutritious, natural superfoods that provide a bounty of health benefits. This recipe contains no potatoes or peas, making it an excellent dish for dogs with specific food sensitivities or intolerances. Find out how the carefully selected ingredients in our turkey meal support your pup’s health, then start building their customized meal plan!

Human-Grade Ingredients in Ollie’s Turkey Recipe

Turkey

Turkey is a great lean protein source that builds strong muscles and provides a gentle yet nutritious meat alternative for dogs who have beef or chicken allergies. Turkey’s notorious nap-inducing amino acid, tryptophan, may also help boost your pup’s mood by increasing their serotonin level. Did we also mention dogs love the flavor?

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Butternut Squash

This vibrant orange fruit has a sweet flavor dogs adore and is packed with antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin A. Butternut squash is low in calories and high in healthy fiber, meaning your chowhound will feel full and satisfied without overeating. This fruit is perfect for dogs who need to lose weight

Lentils

These legumes are a rich but highly digestible vegetable protein source and provide trace nutrients necessary to the canine diet. Lentils also contain fiber, which helps maintain gastrointestinal health.

Spinach

Spinach is a superfood for humans and dogs. Its leafy green goodness provides many impressive benefits, including carotenoids, such as lutein for eye health, disease-fighting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may lower your dog’s cancer risk, and vitamin K for blood, bone, and heart health.

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Coconut Oil

This superfood is rich in medium-chain triglycerides, specifically lauric acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Coconut oil is also believed to be beneficial for dogs’ skin and coat.

Kale

Packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, and vitamin K, kale is also high in phytonutrients. This popular leafy green may lower your pup’s cancer risk.

Blueberries

This superfood contains flavonoids, a class of compounds which have great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers. Blueberries can also protect your pup’s heart.

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Chia Seeds

As a great omega-3 fatty acid source, chia seeds can boost canine cardiac health and aid brain function. These tiny seeds are also naturally anti-inflammatory, reducing inflammation throughout the body.

Taurine

Taurine-deficient diets have been linked to dangerous conditions, including heart disease and urinary problems. Although dogs can produce this amino acid on their own, dietary supplementation is necessary to ensure adequate levels. Each Ollie recipe is carefully balanced to ensure adequate taurine content.

Benefits of Turkey Protein in Your Dog’s Diet

Let’s talk turkey. This low-fat, low-calorie protein may be the star of the holiday table; however, with this meat’s immense health benefits and nutritional value, your pup should eat it year-round—as long as it’s prepared correctly (i.e., skinless, boneless, and free from sauces and seasonings). Turkey benefits your dog’s health by providing: 

  • Powerful but gentle proteinTurkey is a great alternative to red meat and is well tolerated by most dogs, including those who have sensitive stomachs. Your pup’s body will use turkey’s high-quality protein to fuel various vital processes, including the building and repairing of cells, bones, cartilage, muscle, and skin, hormone regulation, enzyme production, and blood oxygenation.
  • Essential vitamins for critical functions — Turkey meat is high in B-complex vitamins, including B6 and B12, which support the immune system, and regulate hormones and nerve function, respectively. 
  • Key minerals for health maintenance and immune system wellness — Turkey is an excellent source of numerous minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc. 
  • Antioxidants to fight free radicals — Selenium’s antioxidant properties may help lower your dog’s cancer risk. Our turkey recipe for dogs also features blueberries for an additional antioxidant boost!
  • Low glycemic index — Turkey won’t spike your pup’s blood sugar level, making this meat a great protein and nutrient source for diabetic dogs.
  • Satiety-promoting protein helps pups feel full — High-quality proteins help dogs feel satisfied, which can help them lose weight without feeling hungry—or stealing food from the counter.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids promote healthy skin, coat, heart, and joints — Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation throughout the body. Extra omega-3s are especially advantageous for dogs who have allergies, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Our Recipe Development Process

Our Ollie team worked with a veterinary nutritionist to develop our delicious turkey recipe for dogs. Our veterinary nutritionist helps us ensure that we use the right ingredients in the right combination to make our food healthy and safe for your pup. Our ingredients are carefully sourced, and prepared and gently cooked in our USDA-certified kitchen. After the meals have been cooked, we package them into small portions and freeze them to preserve the nutrients and keep them fresh (and safe) for the journey to your pup’s bowl.

Once your dog’s food packs arrive at your home, store them in the refrigerator or freezer.  Ensure you follow all packaging directions for storing and serving your pup’s meals safely.

Avoid Common Home-Cooking Mistakes by Choosing Ollie’s Fresh Meals

We know you appreciate the nutritional advantages of fresh whole food ingredients, and recognize that balancing these foods to ensure your dog receives reliable and appropriate nutrition is complex. However, despite the best of intentions, most homemade dog food recipes do not contain adequate ratios of important macronutrients and micronutrients. Although this may not be obvious initially—and certainly not by your pup’s voracious appetite—over time, nutritional imbalances can result in nutritional deficiencies or excesses that cause potentially serious and harmful effects on your dog’s health.

You don’t leave your dog’s health to chance, so why guess about their nutrition? Our veterinary nutritionist crafts each Ollie recipe to ensure the meal provides your dog an ideal nutritional balance. To preserve the ingredients’ flavor and nutritional value, the food is gently cooked. Your pup may think you’ve made them a home-cooked meal when they chow down on Ollie’s fresh, whole food, human-grade ingredients, but you know they are also receiving precisely balanced and complete canine nutrition in every bowl.

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A Turkey Recipe for Dogs at the Top of the Pecking Order

Life with dogs requires compromise, such as when they refuse to drop their tennis ball but still want you to throw it. However, never compromise the quality of your pup’s food. Like all Ollie recipes, our Fresh Turkey Dish With Blueberries was formulated by a veterinary nutritionist to ensure it suits your pup’s every need in the freshest and most bioavailable way possible, and is made with human-grade, thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

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Your dog’s nutrition should send their health soaring to new heights. If you’re ready to level up your dog’s dish, introduce us to your pup, and we’ll help you design a customized meal plan that suits their needs and preferences, without ruffling your budget.

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