Pet Safe BBQ: Sharable Nom-Noms for Your Fur Baby

Memorial Day is almost here!


After the year we've had, we are all ready to have some fun at our patriotic parties; part of which is the all-sacred barbecue. Just the thought of the grill probably has you daydreaming about the perfectly grilled hotdogs and burgers coming your way this weekend.


As much as we like those tasty treats, our pets (especially dogs) will be smacking their lips even more! We put together a list of foods that are safe for your furry friends to eat so they can join in the festivities too.


Caution: there is always some inherent risk when feeding your pet human food. Make sure that everything is unseasoned, without seeds, and boneless to prevent harm to your pet. If you are not sure if something is for your pet to consume, always check with your vet!


Dog Safe Grill Foods

  1. Hot Dogs: Hot dogs are the perfect Memorial Day Weekend food to give to your dog because they can be cut up into treat-sized pieces to give to your dog... especially if you've dressed them up!

  2. Hamburgers: Fatty meats can be dangerous for your dog's health. That being said, burgers will be hard for your pup to resist. A burger is okay for your pup in in small quantities. If you do decide to share this delicacy with your babe, we recommend only a few pieces of a cooked, plain patty to avoid giving them tummy issues.

  3. Other Meats: Foods like chicken, ribs, fish, and other grilled meats are safe to feed your dog, but it is important to remove any and all bones as they can be choking hazards or cause internal damage to your pup.

  4. (Some) Veggies: Grilled veggies make for a tasty side or meat replacement at barbecues, and some are also a safe treat to give your to your dog, so long as they don't have any allergies. Here's a list of what veggies your dog can and can't eat, respectively:

Fine to eat:

Brussel sprouts

  • Carrots

  • Celery

  • Green beans

  • Peas

Dangerous to eat:

  • Asparagus

  • Mushrooms

  • Onions

  • Spinach

5. (Some) Fruits: Who doesn't love pineapples in the shape of stars or red, white, and blue fruit platters? Your dog should get to enjoy these deliciously healthy treats as well! But remember, not all fruits are good for Fido...in fact some can be toxic. And always remember to only feed your doggo fruit flesh, not seeds or pits, as these can be poisonous or a choking hazard. Here are the okay and not okay fruits to give your fur baby, respectively.



Fine to eat:

  • Apples

  • Bananas

  • Blueberries

  • Cantaloupes

  • Cucumbers (...wait...that's a fruit!?)

  • Cranberries

  • Mangoes

  • Oranges

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Pineapples

  • Raspberries

  • Strawberries

  • Watermelon

Dangerous to eat:

  • Avocados

  • Cherries

  • Grapes

  • Tomatoes



Going to a friend's cookout?

If you're headed to a barbecue that your friend or neighbor is hosting, it may be hard to make sure your pet has safe eating options. Besides, who want's to fret about their fur kids while relaxing with people you haven't seen in a while?


If you think you'd enjoy your Memorial Day more without your dog at your heels, feel free to leave your baby in our care. We're alway happy to add another furry face to the Fluff family. You can request a time to meet your local sitter here. Meeting your sitter is free to do and comes with no obligation to use us. We just want to see if we're a good fit.


In a rush? You can order a sitter to your home, like you would a ride share, by downloading the iOS app, Fluff - Pet Services. Or, check out our website for more info about our services.

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