Summer is right around the corner which means you’ll want have some dog friendly picnic food. Picnics are a great low-cost way to have fun outdoors. You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a wonderful picnic. Many of these dog-friendly foods are also great for you and your friends to snack on as well.
What Foods To Bring
- Unseasoned Cooked Chicken
- Apple Slices
- Green Beans
- Plenty of Water
This is just a short list of dog friendly picnic foods. Many of these also have the added benefit of hydration. Keeping your pets hydrated is important. Always keep a few extra bottles of water on hand for your pup. Especially if you plan to be out all day.
What Foods to Avoid
There are a lot of foods your dog should avoid. Fortunately, many of these are not common picnic fare. We’ve put together a short list of common picnic foods to avoid giving your dog.
- Nuts – Nuts are high in fat and can be a choking hazard
- Chicken Bones – Make sure these are properly disposed of
If you are going to bring any of the foods to avoid, make sure to keep an eye on them at all times. Place any uneaten food either back in the cooler or in the trash. You’d be amazed at how quickly dogs can get into things!
What are your dogs favorite picnic foods? Let us know in the comments.