You do not have to! Plan in advance to share your summer barbecue treats with your furry friend. You deserve a cookout just like you. These foods and drinks are completely safe for you and your dog.
Start with Vegetable Sticks
You already have vegetables on the grill, I'm sure. Sweet potatoes, zucchini, peppers and asparagus are healthy for dogs. The key is to cut them into bite-sized portions so they do not choke on the larger pieces. And stay away from onions and garlic.
If you place small pieces of vegetables on skewers, you can prepare them perfectly without falling through the grill grill. Once the vegetables are done, serve them to your puppy without the spit. And have fun – who does not like a colorful and crispy side dish?
Take a look at this dog-free vinaigrette recipe for grilled sweet potatoes, which will even make you drool.
Barbecue burger for two  You did not think I was holding vegetables, right? It's grill time (ie Prime Prime Time) and I've got a burger patty recipe that both you and your dog can eat.
Serve your puppy just the patty. You can have all the other equipments with it. The ingenious recipe below comes from Dr. med. Janice Elenbaas, the founder of Lucky Dog Cuisine, and she says it provides your dog with natural all-food. They are perfect for a balanced intake and digestion.
- 4lbs of grass-fed ground beef
- 1 cup of quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup of organic flaxseed flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 medium-sized zucchini, grated
- 4 ounces of grated spicy cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup fresh, chopped parsley
1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
. 2 Form the mixture into pies and cook over medium heat for five minutes each side until they are no longer pink. This recipe makes about 12 burgers.
For human use only: Put your favorite barbecue sauce on the patties and serve them on a grilled bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese.
Do not forget the wine.
That's the right thing – there is wine for dogs! (Well, somehow.) Apollo Peak dog wine has some of the best varieties, including Char-Dog-Nay, Zinfan-Tail and Mal-Bark.
The "wines" are a mixture of natural ingredients such as chamomile extract, yellow and beets, aniseed, bacon and peppermint extract (for fresh breath). The City Winery in Atlanta offers these as part of its Dog Brunch menu. But you can order something online for $ 13 a bottle.
Just think you could toast with your fur ball while you two wait for the food to be ready. Vino friends, how divine! (If you need pairing suggestions, check out these great wines for barbecues and crickets, and get to know chilled red wine.)
Dogs do not need processed sugar (we do not really). Natural sugar, however, is great. Frozen fruit satisfies this sweet tooth and is also refreshing for dogs and humans. There are also many.
Frozen watermelon slices are practically ice pops. And since lime juice is safe for dogs, you can marinate the slices in it and then freeze them for extra flavor. Grilled peaches and apples make for delicious and caramelized candy (never give dogs apple seeds or stone fruit pits). Frozen blueberries are also safe for dogs and are perfect for your summer cocktail.
Believe me, your puppies will love you when they see you both eat the same! No more begging eyes. Here is a list of all the fruits that dogs can eat.
Dr. Janice Elenbaas says that bones are not a safe treatment (think of chicken bones and ribs) because they can get stuck in the throat. Bite sized pieces of everything are always better. Dogs get excited and inhale their food. Never give your dogs alcohol or caffeine, no matter how badly they beg.
Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that you should not give to your pooch. And so make your own dog food if you want to cook specifically for your puppy. Or simply order them human– and do not forget the gourmet titbits for dogs.
This story was written by Henna Bakshi and originally published on Chowhound.