How to make the perfect doggy charcuterie board!

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Most dog lovers agree that “date night” with your dog enjoying while you both curl up with a good movie, is better than many human encounters.

Of course, any special night that involves your canine companion must also include food! And what better way to do that than with a scrumptious charcuterie board! Perfect for a dog-friendly charcuterie board can include many delicacies any foodie would love. There are just a few things to keep in mind.

VEGGIES & FRUIT

Try sliced carrots (raw or steamed), snap peas, red bell peppers, steamed green beans, and/or a variety of fruits, including blueberries, watermelon and apple. And canned pumpkin makes the perfect dip!

charcuterie boardCHEESE

The most important part of a charcuterie board is the cheese. Dogs can eat cheese in small amounts, but steer clear of blue cheese as it can be detrimental to your pup’s health.

You can also add a little bit of cottage cheese to your board. It’s considerably lower in sodium and fat than most other cheeses.

MEATS

Cured meats like salami, serrano ham and chorizo are high in sodium and fat, which isn’t good for your pooch. Instead, opt for unseasoned cooked white meats, such as chicken and turkey or ground beef.

CRACKERS

Many crackers are typically high in sodium, even for us — so they’ll have too much salt for your pup! Healthy low-calorie dog biscuits and treats are the ideal substitutes.