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Thanksgiving Dog Gear: 14 Products to Prep Your Pup for Turkey Day

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Say the word ‘Thanksgiving,’ and there’s probably a bunch of images that flash in your head: Turkey dinners, homemade pumpkin pies, the New York City parade, or the annual dog show.  Maybe a football game or some late-night shopping. 

But Thanksgiving is about more than just the food and activities. It’s also a time to spend with family and to be grateful for the things we love in our life. And that includes, of course, our dogs. After all, is there one member of the family that you want to spend more time with than your pooch? Doubtful. And is there one family member you’re more grateful for? Definitely not. 

That’s why, this year, we think it’s super important that dogs get a place of honor in our annual Thanksgiving celebrations. We should reward them for their loyalty and undying devotion with delicious treats, and we should let them dress up for the occasion in festive attire that will only make them more adorable. 

So whether you’re looking for turkey sweaters or silly pilgrim costumes, a good leash for your after-dinner walks or treats that will make your dog’s mouth water, here is everything you need to help your dog celebrate the holiday right this year. 

Thanksgiving Dog Clothes

We can’t help it—the holidays are prime time for dressing up pets in fun clothes. And these picks are perfect no matter your dog’s personality type and tolerance for dress up. Here, you’ll find everything from Thanksgiving dog sweaters to Thanksgiving dog bandanas (and there may even be a turkey costume in here too!). 

Hotumn Dog Christmas Sweater Turkey

Thanksgiving dog sweater with turkey

What says Thanksgiving more than a turkey sweater that keeps your dog warm and makes them look festive? This stretchy, brown sweater with an adorable turkey applique is going to look super cute on your dog and get the whole family in the holiday spirit. Best of all: it’s available in a wide variety of sizes so that you can get it for your Chihuahua and your Labrador Retriever. (*Twinsies*)

Things We Like

  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Easy to put on
  • Ultimate festive look

Things to Consider

  • Sweater sizes run big
  • Not the most durable (but will hold up for seasonal wear!)

PaisleyPawDesigns Thanksgiving Dog Bandana

Thanksgiving dog bandana

When it comes to dog gear, bandanas are a must, especially holiday ones—and this handmade fall-colored one is well worth the price. Made of high-quality flannel fabric, this bandana comes pre-shaped in the perfect V and features the words “Official Turkey Tester” in white glitter vinyl lettering. It’s available in a variety of sizes to fit your puppy’s neck. Best of all, it slips over the collar, so you don’t have to worry about tying it too tightly or having your dog constantly undoing it during your Thanksgiving-themed photo shoot. 

Things We Like

  • Slips onto collar so your pup won’t lose it
  • Handmade
  • Available in a variety of sizes

Things to Consider

  • May sell out quickly since it’s handmade
  • Pricier than most bandanas

ThePaws Place Pilgrim Boy Costume

Dog Pilgrim Costume

Are you planning a Thanksgiving photoshoot with your furry best friend? Then don’t forget the costumes. Specifically: this pilgrim costume, which is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. It’s easy to put on your dog, thanks to snap fasteners down the front, and it’s made of soft, comfy fabric to not irritate your pooch when they wear it. 

Things We Like

  • High-quality craftsmanship
  • Made of 100% cotton
  • Free shipping

Things to Consider

  • A little on the pricey side

Frisco Colorblock Sequin Pumpkin Dog Sweater

Sparkly pumpkin dog sweater

Nothing says festive holiday fun like a Thanksgiving dog sweater featuring a sparkly pumpkin. This fall-colored option from Frisco adds the perfect amount of pizazz to your pup’s look, but it’s simple enough for even finicky dogs to wear. It will look so good on your furry best friend that you’ll wish they made one in people size. 

Things We Like

  • Modern look
  • Affordably priced
  • Fall colors

Things to Consider

  • Looks like it’s only currently available in larger sizes. 

BWOGUE Turkey Dog Costume Thanksgiving Apparel

turkey costume for dog

If you get your pup this hilarious costume, you’ll have a turkey at your table…even if you’re a vegetarian. Featuring red, yellow, orange, and brown tail features, velvety wings, and a red beak hood, this Thanksgiving outfit is guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday party. It’s durable (so they can wear it every year) and machine-washable.

Things We Like

  • Funny
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Machine-washable
  • Affordable

Things to Consider

  • Has button closures
  • Need to measure your dog carefully before buying to guarantee fit
  • Not all dogs will love the bulky hood

Tail Trends Thanksgiving Dog Bandanas 

Thanksgiving dog bandana

Looking for a more traditional holiday bandana for your pooch? Then this tan, cotton bandana will do the trick. Available in medium and large sizes, it features an adorable turkey wearing a pilgrim hat. It’s also pretty affordable, meaning you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get your furry best friend ready to celebrate in festive style.

Things We Like

  • Cutesy, rustic look
  • Made of 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Affordable

Things to Consider

  • May come untied with regular wear

Thanksgiving Dog Collars and Leashes

If you want to show some turkey-day love with a more practical accessory that can be used throughout the fall season, try a Thanksgiving dog collar or leash. These easy-to-put-on picks offer plenty of style without being bulky or uncomfortable. We’re big fans of seasonal swaps! 

ZaleyDesigns Autumn Dog Collar 

Fall dog collar

What’s the one accessory all dogs need? A collar. But that doesn’t mean they need a regular, boring one. This beautiful, handmade color features a beautiful blue, orange, and white plaid pattern and your choice of silver or gold metal buckle. It’s available in a variety of colors, and it’s made to be durable, even if your pup likes to frolic around outdoors. It’s a great Thanksgiving option, without being over-the-top.

Things We Like

  • Made of beautiful fall flannel fabric
  • Handmade
  • Available in a variety of sizes and buckle colors

Things to Consider

  • Because it’s handmade, no two colors are exactly alike
  • May take longer to ship

Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Dog Leash

orange dog leash

Why not show your fluffy best friend just how thankful you are for them this season with the best gift of all: a durable dog leash? After all, this gift is the ultimate promise that the two of you will take long walks together, starting right after you finish your Turkey holiday feast. Made of marine-grade rope to withstand even the strongest of pulls, this leash may be on the more expensive side, but it’s also designed to be the only leash you’ll ever need. It features lockable carabiner hooks to prevent your pooch from accidentally breaking loose, and it’s adjustable so you can use it hands-free, across your shoulder, simple handle, or even as a dual-leash.

Things We Like

  • Super durable
  • Locking carabiner hooks
  • Versatile

Things to Consider

  • Pricey
  • Not overtly Thanksgiving themed

Frisco Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Collar 

thanksgiving-dog-collar-frisco

If you want to go there and ramp up the turkey-day fun, this Thanksgiving dog collar from Frisco couldn’t be more on-the-nose. Featuring silly cartoon turkeys and a Happy Thanksgiving message, we love how joyful this holiday collar makes us feel. 

Things We Like

  • There are little cartoon turkeys—enough said
  • Adjustable and easy to clip on
  • Comes in 4 different sizes

Things to Consider

  • Very holiday specific. May not get a ton of wear each year.
  • It’s not chew proof, but hopefully your pup will be preoccupied with holiday festivities to avoid gnawing. 

Thanksgiving Dog Toys

Thanksgiving may not be as big of a gift-giving holiday as Christmas, but we think our pups deserve an extra-special treat to show our gratitude for their presence in our lives. If you want to ramp up the fun, these Thanksgiving dog toys are sure to please!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Dog Toy

Pumpkin spice latte dog toy

There is NOTHING that gets humans more excited for fall than the flavor of pumpkin spice lattes. In fact, we bet the majority of folks head to Starbucks before or after Thanksgiving dinner to guzzle down this indulgent treat. But luckily, your pup can also get in on the seasonal flavor with this adorable plush Thanksgiving dog toy. It’s soft and malleable, which dogs will love. Plus, it comes with a squeaker inside. So cute!

Things We Like

  • Ummm…it’s shaped like a pumpkin spice latte!
  • Very on trend for the season
  • For a plush toy, it’s well made and durable

Things to Consider

  • Dogs should be supervised when playing with this—it’s not indestructible
  • It does have a squeaker. Fun for pups—not necessarily fun for humans.

BULLYMAKE Turkey Leg Nylon Chew Toy

turkey leg dog toy

While you all sit down to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner, why not toss your dog this turkey leg toy? Made in the USA, it’s designed to survive aggressive chewers and it tastes like hickory meat to keep your dog’s interest. Like with all chew toys, though, just keep an eye on your dog while they chow down on it—no toy lasts forever.

Things We Like

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Meat flavored
  • Good for big and small dogs

Things to Consider

  • Dog should be supervised while eating it
  • May not be appropriate for older dogs

Thanksgiving Dog Treats

If any American holiday is about food, it’s Thanksgiving. Yes, sure, it’s a time for giving thanks and showing appreciation. But—let’s be honest—feasting on mouthwatering food is a BIG part of the whole experience. But some traditional Thanksgiving foods can be toxic to dogs and it’s best to avoid feeding dogs table scraps. However, these dog-friendly treats are a way to share the foodie holiday with your canine companion. 

Pooch Cake Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix & Frosting Dog Treat

pumpkin cake for dogs

What says thank you better than a homemade cake? Not much, if you ask us. That’s why we love this dog cake mix. This pumpkin spice cake mix will make one six-inch (aka dog-sized) cake or eight cupcakes and is made with all-natural, wheat-free, easily digestible, and safe ingredients for dogs. Best of all, you (and your kids, if you have them) can take the time to decorate it with the included frosting.

Things We Like

  • Affordable
  • Safe and all-natural
  • Fun and interactive for the whole family

Things to Consider

  • You have to make it yourself

Portland Pet Food Company All-Natural Dog Treat Biscuits

pumpkin dog biscuits

If you’re looking for quality, pumpkin-flavored treats for your pup, look no further. These treats are made with limited, all-natural ingredients and are even safe for humans to eat (though your dog probably won’t want to share!) The biscuits are light, crunchy, and easy to break into smaller pieces if you have a small dog or a senior dog that might struggle to chew more oversized items. The treats are also free from common allergens, including wheat, dairy, grain, or gluten. 

Things We Like

  • Human-grade, all-natural ingredients
  • Handcrafted
  • Light and crunchy

Things to Consider

  • Treats may break easily during shipping

Plato Pet Treats Grain Free Turkey Strips

turkey dog treats

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey. So let your dog get in on the holiday flavors with these grain-free turkey treats from Plato Pet. They are textured and meaty—giving dogs lots of flavor in every bite. Plus, these turkey strips come in flavors of pumpkin, sweet potato, and cranberry, which really gives dogs a full smorgasbord of Thanksgiving dinner. 

What We Like

  • Air-dried in a U.S.-based facility for freshness
  • Made with real turkey
  • Come in multiple Thanksgiving-based flavors

Things to Consider

  • They have a softer texture—no crunch
  • On the expensive side for treats