Brunch is more than just a trend. It’s here to stay.
And maybe the future includes brunch with your dog!
How often have you made you and your SO some brunch, sat down, and looked over to your left to see your pup staring at you? Or, when you host events, do you see your dog looking longingly at the guests’ food?
Do you wonder if you could give him part of your brunch? Do you feel obligated to go get him a treat at family celebrations and parties? Do you just want to make sure he feels included?
Well, there are some tasty meals that you can share with your dog! You don’t have to feel guilty while he stares and don’t have to worry about what you can and can’t give him.
Read on to learn more!
1. All Things Peanut Butter
You probably know this, but peanut butter is a great go-to snack for dogs. And you don’t usually need to think twice about this one!
If you have a catering event, you’ll know that your peanut butter goodies can be shared with your pup.
Did you include peanut butter oatmeal cookies as part of your catering needs? Milo can have that.
What about peanut butter mousse? Fido can have that, too!
2. Charcuterie Boards
How often do you host an event without setting out a charcuterie board as an appetizer? Probably not often.
Well, Fluffy can join right in on that fun of that! He’ll be sure to love the charcuterie board.
But what specifically off of the board can he have? Apples! Apples are a great treat option for your dog because they taste sweet but have a ton of fiber, so they are great for their digestive systems.
They will also do pretty much anything for the cheese on the charcuterie board. You can break it apart into smaller pieces as little treats throughout the party to share with Marley. This snack is a healthy food for dogs because of the calcium and protein-packed into it!
And how would you like that cooked?
The options are endless! For your dog, they can have an egg that is prepared in pretty much any way.
Not only is this a good snack and treat option to give your dog, but it’s actually really healthy for them! It’s an awesome source of protein that will keep up their energy levels and is also great for their coat to keep it shiny.
Instead of just giving them a hard-boiled egg as a snack or an egg over easy when they are being a good boy, why not add it to the top of their meal? Just crack it right onto the top!
And get this: You can feed your dog the shells as well. They are full of calcium and can add a fun crunch to any of his meals! Say bye to wasting any part of the egg from here on out!
4. Sweet Potatoes
What catering event is complete without a sweet potato casserole or just a baked sweet potato to add as a side item to your plate?
Jack also would agree that an event is not complete without sweet potatoes!
You can give your dog any form of sweet potato – you can dehydrate them to give them as treats, add a scoop of mashed sweet potato to the top of their food, or just cut it into slices! It’s a delicious snack for them that is full of fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins B-6 and C.
If your dog loves sweet potatoes, you can also choose one of the many dog food options that contain sweet potatoes as well.
5. Plain Yogurt
Yogurt is a great natural source of probiotics for your dog. If your dog has a sensitive stomach and often suffers from loose stools, giving your dog some plain yogurt can help with this!
So what if you have some type of yogurt tart at your next event? Consider giving part of it to Lily! She’ll lap it right up, soon to come back begging for more.
It’s also a great snack to put into a bowl for them to lick up – and refreshing for a hot day, too!
6. Meat, Meat, and More Meat
Odds are, you make sure to have meat at any event that you cater. That’s great for everyone attending as well as the puppers around. The meat is a great source of protein to give to your dog, whether as a treat or snack or as a topper on top of their normal dog food!
Before you drop a piece of meat for Fionna to grab, make sure that it is plain. You could ask your caterer to bring in an extra plate of plain meat just for that reason!
The last thing you want to do is give your dog meat that is seasoned, as salt and sugar can be bad for your dog. If it is seasoned with garlic or onion, this is also toxic to them.
Whatever you do, just avoid any meat that is seasoned!
Hosting Events? Get Food You Can Share
What better way to include everyone at your events than making sure that both the people who attend and the furry friends can join in on the delicious food?
From fresh fruits and vegetables to great sources of protein, there are plenty of options to cater to!
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