This is one way to involve your dog in the Thanksgiving festivities…or you can make this yummy turkey treat with the recipe below!  :)

Howdy folks!

In preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday and food festivities happening later this week, I thought I’d share one of my classic, go-to recipes for utilizing those leftover turkey bones from your meal.

You can make a nutritious broth from the leftover turkey bones and, with the addition of gelatin, create a food supplement that will help support joint health and healing.

Gelatin contains collagen, which is the building block of joint tissues. This recipe incorporates collagen and the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and turmeric. This “treat” can be used between meals.

It’s great for arthritic dogs or cats!

Give this a try and let me know what you think!

Turkey Bone Jello


  • 4 cups cooked turkey bones
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or sea weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (If feeding to cats, you might want to remove the ginger from this recipe.)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 2 packets of Knox Gelatin



Step I

  1. In a large pot, combine approx. 4 cups worth of cooked turkey bones with 8 cups of water.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt or sea weed, ½ tsp ginger powder, and 1 teaspoon turmeric to the pot.
  3. Then add ½ cup celery, ¼ cup parsley, and ½ cup carrots to the pot.

Step II

  1. Bring pot to a boil, and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Then set aside to cool.
  3. When soup is cooled, skim off the fat on the surface of the pot.

Step III

  1. Remove bones and vegetables by straining, and just save the broth.
  2. Pour liquid into a glass mixing bowl.
  3. Add 2 packets of Knox Gelatin and mix well.
  4. Pour the contents into your ice cube trays or small Tupperware for future use.

 Step IV

  1. Freeze half of the mixture (in ice cube trays) and refrigerate the rest.
  2. For dogs — Give one square (approx. 1 by 2 inches in size) or 1 tablespoon /per 25lbs of body weight twice daily. You can feed this as a snack or mixed into food.
  3. For cats — Feed approx. 1 teaspoon twice daily mixed with their wet or raw food.

Photo Credit: dog.happy.art, timsackton