Ice cream can be a great way to finish off your summer barbecue, but we suggest you keep Ice cream away from the dogs. Although dog-friendly ice cream does exist, many ice creams contain sweeteners such as xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. It’s also important to remember that some pooches are lactose intolerant and therefore should never have ice cream.
Chocolate ice cream is a definite no-no. As chocolate is toxic to dogs, ingesting it can lead to vomiting, diarrhoea, hyperactivity and even heart failure.
Danger can present itself in many different forms and can come from the least expected way. We err caution, as we always do as we unfortunately do see many emergencies each year for avoidable reasons. Here are a few more things to be aware of before you make us jealous by tucking into your BBQ! Enjoy, safely!
- BBQ coals
- Burger sauces (some will contain garlic and onion)
- BBQ tools
- Alcohol or fizzy pop
If you think your dog has ingested any of the mentioned dangers please contact us immediately.