Having a BBQ? Keep Your Dog Away From These Foods

It’s the summertime which means it’s time to throw the grill out back and have a few cold ones with your friends and family. Barbeques are a wonderful way to spend time together while having food that everyone loves, including your dog. No dog will turn away from barbequed food. So while you see your dog anxiously waiting for you to throw it a piece of meat, you need to be aware that you don’t accidentally feed it the following items:

 

Anything containing onions

Onions are very toxic as they can cause heart problems along with gastrointestinal issues for dogs. You will probably have onions lying around as a burger topping or as an add on for another dish. Just ensure that if you give your dog any item you grill or made, it has no traces of onion.

 

Chicken Wings

Although dogs typically can eat chicken and bones, having them in a combination of chicken wings is not that safe for them. Chicken wings have smaller bones and as a dog chews on it, it can leave small sharp bones which can cause injury to the mouth of the dog if they do not completely chew it. Not only that, the marination of the chicken wing is typically high in content of salt and sugar. Food with high content of salt and sugar is not generally recommended for dogs.

 

Corn on the cob

Not so much for its content, the corn is typically okay for a dog to eat in moderate amount. The reason why a corn on the cob is dangerous is because of the cob. You want to take the corn out from the cob and give it to your dog. But make sure you do not drench it with butter or salt as that can give digestion problems to your dog.

 

Sausages

Depending on the sausages you, we recommend you keep them away from your dog. If you get sausage that contains a high content of fat, salt and onion, then you are better off not feeding it to your dog. Higher end sausages which have more meat content are typically find just as long as you don’t season it with too much spice and salt.

The same applies to hamburger meat. If you are feeding it to your dog, it should not have a high content of fat, salt, or any trace of onion.

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are nice to grill and taste good with burgers and other barbequed items. For dogs however they are very toxic so keep any grilled mushroom away from your dog.

So no matter how sad your dog’s face is be sure not to feed it any of the above items. When having a barbeque you need to make sure you have some meat set out separately for your dog which you can grill and give it. This way your dog will have something to eat while you grill food for you and your guests. You can also check out Dog Praise for dog related items and treats that will be suitable for your dog while you barbeque.