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What do you give your dog at a barbecue?

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I'm of the "no people food" class of dog owner. However, I get the impression that the woman who fostered Rosie before we added her to our family wasn't so careful. She claimed that she only feeds dogs appropriate food but I noticed that she was awfully free with cheese for instance. Also, whenever we have had people over for a barbecue, Rosie (who is very shy around strangers and almost never begs for food) works the crowd like a pro. She has killed puppy dog eyes. I'm pretty sure her foster mom had lots of parties where the guests were "dropping" food all over the place.
So, to my original question, do
you think an occasional piece of hotdog or burger is such a bad thing? My husband and I barbecued tonight and as usual the dogs were hanging closely around the grill...
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Some cheeses have a lot of sodium too. A lot of dog people around here use that white cheese that comes in sticks for snacks (string cheese?) for dog treats. I often keep treats in my mouth for easy access when I'm training, and that stuff was so salty I couldn't stand it. Look at nutrient labels.

If a dog is loose with guests at a barbecue, there's probably no way to stop some of them from slipping her stuff. I'd just make sure they can't give her anything Bad For Dogs, like a desert heavy with dark chocolate or onion rings.

My dogs probably get at least 5% of anything I eat that isn't bad for them. It's made then beggars, but it hasn't hurt them.
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