It’s grill season! For humans, that means you’re filling up your weekends with backyard barbecues and your stomachs with double bacon cheeseburgers, gourmet hot dogs and grilled bourbon-soaked peaches. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. But what about Sparky? Is it fair to give him the same old dry dog food while we partake in a summer flavor bonanza? Here at DogVacay, we think not! Here are 5 awesome, Fido approved recipes you can have at your next cookout that we promise will make you the bark of the party!
If your pup has his eyes glued on you every time you have a juicy burger in your hands, this treat is for him. This simple baked recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef is one that your dog will enjoy to the last morsel and only takes 20 minutes to make.
Bone-us: this recipe serves up enough for all the dogs in the neighborhood.
For the healthy, Doga loving pup, here’s a healthier recipe from Dog Treat Kitchen with flavor that will make your pooch go bonkers. The chicken broth and barbecue sauce packs them full of flavor while the addition of wheat germ and rye keeps this recipe healthy. Remember, when choosing a barbecue sauce, make sure to choose one with a low sugar content.
3. Chicken Pops
During the dog days of summer, sometimes Fido needs some help cooling down. What better way than whipping up a couple of chicken pops? This super simple recipe will keep your pup occupied and will help him cool down. It’s a win win!
If you want a treat that goes straight from the grill to Lassie’s mouth, you have to check out this next recipe from SimplyPets. The Doggy Turkey Burger can be made on the grill, uses potatoes as “buns” and will make your dog perform tricks you don’t even remember teaching him.
5. Dessert: PB & J pops
Watch out, this next dog treat is so simple and yummy, it will have you stealing from your dog’s bowl. This one takes a little bit of time and dedication (you freeze the popsicle in layers), but the result is delicious and kind of a unique piece of art.
Bone-us: Replace the raw hide popsicle sticks and you can eat these yourself!
What next? 6 More Homemade Doggie Treats
Remember, all the recipes seen here should be given to your dog sparingly. Although he’ll undoubtedly find them delicious, too much of a good thing could be bad. For a complete list of foods your dog shouldn’t eat, check out our blog post. If you’re hosting a dog on vacay, these treats will ensure that no pup will ever want to leave your home!