It’s not a new idea that pet owners like to pamper their pets. In recent years, trends in pampering pets have become more and more creative and elaborate. And one of the newest trends in treating your furry friends is the barkuterie board.
A barkuterie board is an assembly of dog-safe snacks such as veggies, fruit, and cheese served on a platter or cheeseboard. This trend has spun off of the French charcuterie tradition, which refers to the culinary art of preparing and arranging dried meats on a platter. As charcuterie has gained popularity worldwide, it’s no surprise that creative pet owners have begun adapting them to treat their dogs—creating the barkuterie trend.
For dog owners who like to splurge on cute outfits for their pets, bake them birthday cakes, or turn their backyards into an adventure park for canines, barkuterie boards may just be the perfect new way to show your pet how much you love them.
What foods are safe to include on a barkuterie board?
There are a number of vegetables, fruits, and other snacks that are not only delicious to dogs but also good for their health. When choosing what foods to put on a barkuterie board, keep your pet’s allergies and eating habits in mind and consult a veterinarian before introducing new foods to your dog.
Vegetables that are healthy for dogs include:
- Raw cucumbers
- Raw carrots
- Raw bell peppers
- Sweet potato
- Beans and peas
- Raw celery
Fruits you can feed your pet in moderation include:
- Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
- Pineapple chunks
Other dog-friendly treats for your barkuterie board include:
- Cheddar or cottage cheese
- Kibble and milk bones
- Jerky or freeze-dried meats
- Peanut butter or pureed pumpkin
- Frozen treats or pup-sicles
- Cooked egg
Besides making a special and delicious treat for dogs, barkuterie boards are also popular for their aesthetic appeal. If you aspire to make your barkuterie board Instagram-worthy, you can take it to the next level by choosing foods with a variety of colors and textures, cutting cheese and veggies into fun shapes with cookie cutters, baking letter-shaped treats to spell out your dog’s name, or decorating the board with cute printable tags.
For more barkuterie inspiration, check out the mood boards below. Then head to the kitchen and get started creating your own barkuterie board.
Free Printable Tags Download
Why not add one of these adorable Barkuterie Tags to your board for some extra wow factor.