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Picnic Friendly Foods You Can Feed Your Dog [+ a New Look at the Nutrish PEAK Dog Food}

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Thanks to Nutrish for Pets for sponsoring this post. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

During the summer, there is nothing I love more than grabbing a picnic blanket and settling in under a shade tree for a yummy treat. Recently though, I started making Tucker a part of that as well. I mean, he loves to people watch more than any other dog I know, so why not do it while we are enjoying a picnic together.

There are foods you can feed your dog and there are foods you cannot feed your dog, so today I decided to share with you picnic friendly foods you can feed your dog that way you can rest with ease when they start begging for a bite of whatever you are eating at the moment.

Picnic Friendly Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

Some people foods like fruits and vegetables are great for your pet, when given in moderation. Some of Tucker's favorites are  —

  • Watermelon
  • Apple Slices (with seeds removed)
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Green Beans
  • Marshmallows

While giving a dog people food, you need to make sure you are cautious. One of the best foods for a picnic is fried chicken, but chicken bones are always a no-no when it comes to pets. The bones splinter and can cause severe choking hazards for dogs.

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Here is a list of people foods you should NEVER feed your dog —

  • Chocolate
  • Avocado (so no sharing your guacamole!)
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Nuts
  • Onions, garlic and chives
  • Yeast
  • Processed Sugar
  • and more

As you can see, the list of don'ts far outweighs the do's, so to be on the safe side, if you are planning a picnic for yourself, provide your dog with their own pet food — like the new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™.

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The new formula comes in 2 tasty flavors — Beef, Venison & Lamb and Turkey, Duck & Quail. Both are full of extra vitamins and chelated minerals.

These versions are grain free and offer delicious choices full of 100% real U.S. farm-raised beef which is the #1 ingredient in the Open Range Recipe and real U.S. farm-raised turkey as the #1 ingredient in the Northern Woodlands Recipe.

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During our picnic time, I offered Tucker a piece of watermelon, but he could not get enough of the new formula. Notice his piece of watermelon that was never touched once I sat the bowl down in front of him.


Tucker is a huge fan of Rachael Ray Nutrish for Pets and has been now for almost 6 years. We both love everything about this company and what the brand stands for.

Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.

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Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.

For more information about Nutrish for Pets, visit the website here. You can download a coupon and find out about ALL the products they have available. Don't forget to follow @Nutrish on Instagram.

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