How to Cook Turkey Giblets for Dogs

by Amanda Maddox
Before stuffing the turkey, cook the giblets for your dog.

Before stuffing the turkey, cook the giblets for your dog.

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A turkey’s vital organs, called giblets, are the heart, liver, gizzard, neck and kidney. They get stuffed inside when it is processed. You must remove them before cooking the turkey; but what should you do with them? You can make gravy or throw them out. But wait! You can cook them for your four-legged friend to have a nice treat.

Step 1

Remove the giblets from the turkey and package. Clean them under cold running water.

Step 2

Place the giblets in a medium pot and cover them with about 3 inches of water.

Step 3

Bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer the giblets in the water for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the pot from the heat and allow the giblets to cool completely.

Items You Will Need

  • Medium pot
  • Water

Tip

  • If you do not feed the entire serving, store the leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Add a pinch of sage or parsley to the boiling water for added flavor. Also, you can sprinkle the giblets with garlic before cooking.

Warning

  • If your dog is small or does not eat bones very often, pull the meat from the turkey neck and discard the bones. Don't feed your pet any other table scraps that may cause stomach upset.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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