Safe Game Day Snacks To Share With Your Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

It’s Football Season!  And, we don’t like to leave our furry family members on the bench!  Whether you’re tailgating at the game or watching at home, you can easily include your furry friend in the Football Foods Fun.  Here is a list of Top Scoring safe Game Day snacks to share with your dog.

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This is Peanut, our own Rufferee during the Carolina Panthers games!


Looking to balance your not-so-healthy food choices with some good ones?  Make a beautiful fruit tray with lots of colorful, juicy options!  The variety of naturally sweet treats will make it appealing to you and your dog.  Some dog friendly choices are:

  • apples (without seeds)
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • bananas
  • oranges

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Another way to sneak in some healthier options for yourself and your guests is to cut up some fresh veggies.  You can add dip choices for humans.  Your dog can enjoy these plain veggies:

  • carrots
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • zucchini

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Popping up a batch of popcorn for Game Day?  Why not make a separate bowl without salt or butter to share with your dog?  It’s a great snack for pups!

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Having sandwiches on Game Day?  Your pup can have a small bit of whole wheat bread.  And, can have some unsalted pretzels, as well.

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Oh, yes!  A true fan favorite of humans and canines!  If your dog is like mine, he’ll be hanging around the cheese board waiting for a crumb to drop!

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And, another top seeded pick!  Pro Tip:  Add to a slice of apple (see above) to make a double-treat!

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You can also make your pup her very own, special treats.  Check out our Pinterest Board for lots of easy, fast and healthful dog treat recipes!

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Whichever team you root for, we wish you a fun and exciting season of Game Days!

Traveling out of town for the game and must leave your Durham dog at home?  No worries – you can have the Home Team Advantage by calling on us to give her great care!

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