Backyard Bark-BQ Safety Tips

Backyard Bark-BQ Safety Tips

July 30, 2021
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Summer is here and it's time to fire up the grill with friends and family. But many of our favorite human foods can be very unhealthy for our pets. Here's what you need to know.

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Hazardous summertime foods for pets

The following people foods can be unhealthy or even deadly for your pets:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado pits
  • Bones
  • Chocolate
  • Fatty foods and meat trimmings
  • Pitted fruits, like plums and peaches
  • Milk and dairy
  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw meat and fish

Did you know? Last year, Nationwide members submitted more than $34.1M in claims for vomiting and diarrhea, plus another $7M in pancreatitis claims.

Tips to keep your pets safe

  • Feed pets prior to any festivities to reduce begging
  • Keep snacks up high (and out of paw's reach)
  • Cover trash cans to prevent nosing around
  • Watch over snack tables

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