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Foods Dog Can Have at Your Labor Day Cookout

Labor Day = play day!By Lyndsay Marvin

It’s officially Labor Day Weekend! Labor Day is often associated with the end of summer, which is a bummer, but also a time for amazing cookouts, which is great! If you’re anything like us, you’re going to bring your dogs to your cookouts and gatherings. Dogs make everything better, especially when you have a plate of food that you can’t quite finish. They’re the best dishwashers! Since your dog is going to be surrounded by delicious food you and your friends/family are cooking,

Here’s a list of foods dogs can eat (within moderation of course).

  • Eggs (fully cooked)
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Cheese (in moderation)
  • Shrimp
  • Peanut butter (without xylitol)
  • Popcorn (okay in moderation; always unsalted, unbuttered, plain air-popped)
  • Pork/Ham
  • Corn
  • Shrimp
  • Bread (small amounts)
  • Plain yogurt
  • Tuna (in moderation)
  • Honey
  • Salmon
  • Coconut
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews

Fruits and Veggies dogs can have:

  • ApplesWaiting for something to drop!
  • Bananas (as a treat only; bananas are high in sugar)
  • Watermelon (no rinds or seeds)
  • Oranges (peels aren’t toxic, but they’re rough on dogs’ digestion, so don’t feed)
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries (less than one cup)
  • Mangoes (remove the pit)
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches (fresh, not canned; cut up)
  • Pears (without pits or seeds)
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes (fully cooked)
  • Broccoli (very small amounts)
  • Celery (freshens breath, too!)
  • Cucumbers

Of course, most people foods should be in moderation only. Hopefully this list gives you an idea of what Fido can and cannot eat, so you’ll both have a safe and happy Labor Day!

What people foods do you give your dog? Share in the comments below!

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