Summer is finally upon us and that means all those pawsome summer activities are making a comeback! Trips to the beach, fun picnics in the park and going swimming are just some of the fun things you can get up to. A strong summer favourite is a BBQ, and whether that be at a party or just at home, they are a great way to spend a warm day.
As fun as BBQs are, we want to make sure our canine companions have a fun time too, so we’ve pulled together some top tips on how to have a dog friendly BBQ. Take a look at them below
Doggy member Xena
Even food that is doggy friendly we always recommend for them to enjoy in moderation as it can cause tummy upset if they each too much or variety of things, particularly if they’re quite young. Also avoid these following things:
We have a more detailed list of foods that are toxic to dogs that you can read through that we may not have included here.
There are a few things to consider and think about if you’re hosting or thinking of having a BBQ with a dog. The first is the BBQ itself, remember to keep it away from curious pups away, particularly when the coals are hot or flaming. You can always keep your dog on a lead or ask a family member or friend to keep an eye over them while the cooking takes place, or if your BBQ has a lid, keep it down with your dog is around. Keep any charcoal, lighter fluid, matches or fire starters out of pup’s reach too.
On a hot day do remember to keep a close eye on your dog to make sure they’re having enough water and stay in the shade where possible. We have more information on how to keep your dog safe in the heat too if you’d like to read up!
Keep rubbish and left over bones out of reach, keep a secure rubbish bin or container to help. Especially for those doggies that love to scavange! If your dog is going to be around children keep a close eye on them both of them, especially if your pup is a known food thief!
Doggy member Jubei
Of course there are a few things you can feed your dog at a BBQ but why not treat them to something especially for them. Here are a few simple things you can whip up and serve them.
We’re sure you and your dog (borrowed or owned) will have a great summer together and now there’s no need to leave them out of a BBQ party! Let us know if you have any further tips or advice for a doggy BBQ on Facebook.
Woofs and tail-wags,
The BorrowMyDoggy Team