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How to have a fun picnic with your pet


The month of August is filled with many wonderful things: warm weather, summer barbeques, back to school. It was brought to our attention that August is also National Picnic Month! What a perfect way to get people and their pets outside.

Keep reading for a few fun tips for a picnic with your dog.

Try a new recipe. There are a few things that come to mind when planning a picnic and one of them is food. Have you ever had a picnic with just you and your pet? What type of food did you bring? There are many summer recipes for pets online and on Pinterest, but here is an easy recipe and favorite among many.


These dog donuts use just a few ingredients that you probably have on hand. It’s the perfect recipe to give kids practice in the kitchen! My 4 year olds did a great job helping me measure the ingredients, dump them in the bowl, and mix. You can even let them mix with their hands for a wonderful sensory experience.


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs

For the topping:

  • Greek Yogurt

Bacon Bits

For the full recipe, go here: Easy Homemade Dog Donuts Your Pup Will Go Crazy For.

Don’t bring anything your dog can’t eat. Another thing to consider when planning a fun picnic with your pet is to think about what food you are bringing. Be careful not to bring anything that your pet might be allergic to. It can be pretty easy for a pet to eat something right off of a low picnic blanket. Leave the chocolate at home!

Bring a few toys. Don’t forget to bring some toys for your pet to play with while outside. Does your pet like to fetch? Share pictures of your pet playing at your picnic event on our Facebook page here:

Pick the right location. Where you hold your picnic is crucial. Could you have it at home or near a dog park? Is there a spot you usually like to bring your pet? Make sure the location is pet friendly and somewhere that your dog can run around afterword.

Don’t forget to keep yourself and your pet properly hydrated. Heat stroke can happen in humans and dogs. Have fun and stay safe.

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