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Doggy BBQ: Safety and Summer Cookouts

Doggy BBQ: Safety and Summer Cookouts

Summer is here, and with it comes longer days and warmer weather! Many of us will begin to host or attend outdoor gatherings, like cookouts, barbecues, backyard parties and more. While we will likely ask our human friends and family to attend our cookouts, most of us will also invite our furry family members!

Did you know that as of 2022, nearly 45% of Americans own a dog? Parties are always more fun when a furry friend is in attendance, and many people bring their dogs with them to outdoor gatherings and friend's homes.

While humans can enjoy things like onions, garlic dishes, chips and more, these common cookout foods can be very harmful for your dog. Keep reading for some helpful safety tips, tricks, toys and treats to make your fur baby feel right at home for your next cookout! 

Here are some pet-friendly, BBQ safe themed treats for your pooch to try! From hot dogs to burgers, biscuits and baked goods, we have the pawfect picks for your pet!

  • Bring a bag of classic fast food to go to the BBQ for your furry friend with Bocce's Burgers & Fries Biscuits! Made with 5 wholesome ingredients (oat flour, beef, sweet potato, cheese and coconut-oil) and baked in the USA, your pup will love these crunchy treats! 
  • Share the delicious burger taste with your favorite fur ball and give them a Lamb Burger Treat from Happy Howie's! Your dog will love the savory jerky like texture and burger shape that this tasty treat brings to the bowl, and you can feel good about feeding your pet this USA made and sourced burger treat. 
  • If your dawg is a hot-dog lover, try the Bac'n Me Crazy Wild Weenie Treats from Stella & Chewy's! Win your pet over with savory flavors blended together with this delicious sausage shaped treat.                  
  •  Let your pet say "Cheers!" too with the adorable Beer Mug Cookie from our bakery case! Made with wholesome ingredients and decorated with a handle and frothy foam, your fur baby is sure to love this cookie. 

Instead of sharing your food with your pooch, consider offering them a fun summer party themed toy! 

  • Let your dog have a blast playing with and chewing on the Classic Barky Burger Dog Toy! This burger shaped toy will have your pooch playing, chewing and having a ball while staying right on BBQ theme. 
  • Take the edge off for your pup and toss them a Grrrona Beer Wattle Bottle Crackler! This crunchy, crackly water bottle decorated like a beer bottle will have both people and pets howling! 
  • You can't have a BBQ without hot dogs, and not just the sun baked pooches at your party! Give your doggy an American Classic Hot Diggy Dog Plush Toy and watch them chew, chase, toss and play with delight! 

Below are some common cookout foods to avoid feeding to your dog, as these ingredients can cause severe health issues for your fur baby. 

  1. Grapes 
  2. Avocados 
  3. Chocolate 
  4. Raisins 
  5. Chips 
  6. Bones 
  7. Uncooked Meat 
  8. Onions 
  9. Garlic 
  10. Alcohol 

Come on in and pick up a few of your favorite pet-friendly BBQ treats and toys to keep your Summer safe and fun-filled! 

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