Barkuterie Boards - Fun Charcuterie Treats & Snacks For Dogs
Looking for a festive fall treat for your pup? With the Holidays nearing you mustn’t leave your beloved pets out of all of the fun when it comes to all of the delicious snacking, why not give them their own special Barkuterie board! What is cuter than a Charcuterie board for dogs?!
What Is A Barkuterie Board?
These TikTok viral, treat-packed Charcuterie Boards are a delicious way to spoil your four-legged companion with healthy and natural treats! These fun snack plates are modeled after the ever-popular charcuterie boards for people! Traditionally, those platters feature prepared meats, a variety of cheeses, and fruit. Sometimes crackers or biscuits are also included. The presentation can be completed with seasonal veggies and pickles, with dips or sauces to top it off.
What Types Of Snacks Are Typically Included In A Barkuterie Board?
Any tasty treat can be included on a barkuterie board. In general, our veterinarian, Dr. Candy recommends avoiding fatty treats that contain more than 9% fat, and to also remember to skip the grapes.
Please be aware that too much snacking can lead to some tummy upset just like us. While our internal dialogue may sound like “Janet, put down the Brie and slowly back away, this is your 5th plate of cheese” (hey, no shame here) but our pups cannot tell us when they are feeling those yucky gut rumbles, it is our job to make sure they are safe and eating a proper amount.
Barkuterie Board Ingredient Ideas
I am sure you are ready for some pawsome recipe ideas. Or if you are short on time and energy from playing with your pets all day, here is where to buy premade Barkuterie box!
The make-up of a great Barkuterie board should include; meat, a cheese option or two, some biscuits/crackers, or another crunchy option, and for a well-rounded snack add some fresh veggies and fruits.
Here are a few ideas to try with your pup:
- Our Salami/Meat ideas Redbarn Naturals Beef Recipe Dog Food Roll cut into thin slices
- Use a few pieces of WAG Premium Cuts Beef Tripe Grain-Free Dog Treats
- Barkuterie cheese selection can be Himalayan Yak Chews, Cheese Bites, and a small shmear of plain cream cheese
- For our cracker or chip why not use sweet potatoes (peeled) and air fried
- Some dried or fresh Blueberries or Strawberries
- Fresh veggies like cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini
- Add a little spice by adding in some homemade dog treats (Here is a great recipe for homemade treats that support healthy digestion and help prevent soft stools.)
You can get creative but some foods to avoid; fatty meats like salami, soy/wheat/corn, grapes, onion, garlic, rawhides, and pig ears.
What Are The Makings Of A Truly Impressive Barkuterie Board Display?
Now that you have some ingredient ideas, it's time to take this project to the next level!
First off it is all about the delivery, you will need a great Wooden Board.
Where Can You Buy An Already Prepared Spread Or Kit?
Out of time and need to order a Barkuterie/Charcuterie Board for Dogs? Etsy has you covered for about $30-$100 depending on the size and ingredients, and some of the Barkuterie Boxes can last for weeks! Friendly note - When using fresh ingredients, be sure to freeze or store your box in the fridge or invite over your pups friends for Barkuterie Board Party!
Check out this awesome Etsy Barkuterie Board made by BarkuterieMaimi.
You can collect your dog's favorite ingredients anywhere. You will probably want your dog to enjoy 4-6 of these treats at a time to avoid any tummy trouble. Feel free to express your appreciation for your dog in your own creative way. We would love to see pics of your masterpiece on your favorite social media channel. Tag us in your photo and spread the love. We know you AND your dog are going to enjoy this super fun activity!