The Super Bowl is upon us, and everyone is excited for the big game to start! For those of us with furry family members, we don’t want them to miss out on the fun either, but we also want to keep them safe. At Bark Avenue Daycamp, we know that no matter what level of dog training your dog has been through, you should always be cautious when you have outside guests gathering at your home. So let’s talk about some fun, dog-friendly snacks that you could prepare for the big day so that your pup will not feel left out as well as cover some general safety tips to consider for game day!

Dog-Friendly Game Day Pup Snacks

One of the best parts about the big game is preparing fun, delicious snacks for family and friends to share, including your pup!

There are some “ruff-elicious” recipes out there, and we have captured a few for you that are bound to be crowd-pleasers and drool-worthy. They can put the finishing touches on your Super Bowl menu keeping even the furry fans occupied so that they keep their noses out of the human guests’ party snacks.

Chewy has a great Homemade football dog cookie recipe perfect for the big game! These dog treats are made using a special raw dog food recipe made from human-grade ingredients. They are healthy homemade dog treats sure to please your pup’s palette.

Want to represent your team, try this homemade Football Jersey Dog Treats recipe from Chewy. You will even find the steps you need to make dog-friendly icing to match your team’s colors.

Now If you are looking for a whole menu that not only is safe for your pup, but your human guest can also enjoy, then check out these Dog Friendly Snacks for the Big Game. You will find a full menu sure to please your pup and their friends including Football-Shaped Muttballs, Irish Setter Nachos, and Canine Crudités with Greek Harehound Tzatziki Dip. Finish the menu off with the Fourth Quarter Peanut Mutt-er Cookies With Carob Icing.

And why stop there, you can also enjoy a brew with your best friend, by whipping up a batch of beer for dogs from Good Boy Dog Beer that’s alcohol-free and made of pup-safe ingredients. Top it off by ordering some beer dog toys on Amazon to go along with the theme and menu!

These recipes are easy to prepare, and you’ll feel great knowing that your pup’s Super (Puppy) Bowl will have tongues wagging with these healthy and delicious snacks, keeping them safe and happy!

Keep in mind, for allergy and medical considerations, make some almond butter treats instead of peanut butter, or sugar-free treats for diabetic pooches.

Game Day Safety Tips for Your Dogs and Puppies

As the game day approaches there are some general safety tips to consider as you plan to have guests at your home. Here are a few to consider.

  • Avoid food fumbles – be sure to keep food that is toxic and not pet-friendly out of reach from your dogs. Snacks like chicken wings, BBQ ribs, candy, chips and dips, soda, and alcoholic beverages can be very harmful to our dogs. If you’re hosting, remind your guests to watch their plates and that any leftovers are properly disposed of so your dog can not get into them.
  • Check field conditions – it’s not uncommon for excited or confused dogs to get underfoot and pose potential risks of injury, including your guests. You can reduce these risks by making sure the party area is cleared of clutter or keeping your dog in a separate area that is safe.
  • Watch for bloopers – as guests arrive with opening and closing doors, take extra precautions by keeping dogs away from entryways that increase the possibility of escaping out the door. It’s important to make sure your dog is wearing their collar with proper identification and as always, make sure your dog is microchipped.

Bark Avenue Daycamp offers kennel boarding 365 days a year to take care of your dog or puppy when you need it. Keeping your pet safe is always top of mind for us! If you live in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Elgin, or Schaumburg and are looking for dog care near me or dog trainers near me, call us at (630) 289-8470 or contact us online.