Unpacking the Latest Pet Trend: Barkuterie

Unpacking the Latest Pet Trend: Barkuterie

You’re possible acquainted with charcuterie boards – superbly
organized meats, cheese, vegetables and fruit normally served on a wood
chopping board – however have you ever heard of barkuterie boards? These pet-friendly
snack boards are gaining recognition with pet mother and father throughout the nation.

The American Pet Products Association introduced that American’s
spent a report $103 billion on their pets final 12 months, which is able to come as no
shock to any pet guardian. Our canines are extra than simply pets, they’re beloved
members of our household, and we’re all the time on the lookout for new methods to point out them how
a lot we care. One of the methods we do that’s by serving meals which can be wholesome
and contemporary, which makes barkuterie boards a pure subsequent step.

Our very personal Freshpet vet, Dr. Aziza Glass, was just lately interviewed by the New York instances on the subject of barkuterie boards. She believes that this new development could possibly be “a good way for pet mother and father to develop into concerned within the diet within the meal preparation of their pets.” Adding a couple of treats to the board is ok, however to keep away from gastrointestinal points Dr. Aziza recommends utilizing loads of pet-friendly crudités like carrot and cucumber strips, blueberries, bananas and strawberries, in addition to a low-sodium turkey jerky.

We know that many pet mother and father already search for methods to boost their pet’s common Freshpet recipe for particular events, like Thanksgiving. Trying out a barkuterie board as a brand new solution to serve each day meals offers you the prospect to check out new taste mixtures and be taught extra concerning the well being advantages of particular person elements frequently. If you’re undecided the place to begin relating to which meals to incorporate in your board, check out our list of human foods your pet can enjoy as well.

If you like the thought of giving your pup a barkuterie board however don’t have the time to make one your self, there are a rising variety of small companies devoted to creating them. One such enterprise is the Dallas-based Board Mama, which has been providing customized barkuterie boards since 2019. Due to their success, they even started donating a portion of their barkuterie earnings to The Street Dog Project, a rescue working out of Texas. You can discover many different barkuterie companies, in addition to design inspiration if you wish to assemble a board of your individual, by looking out #barkuterie on Instagram.

One final level that’s value mentioning is that for those who do determine to check out a barkuterie board, it’s vital that your pet’s meals are nonetheless portioned accurately. If you wish to go all out and create an enormous, lovely board that’s great, however when it comes time to serve, attempt making a smaller plate with a sampling of things from the board, much like what you’d do for those who had been consuming from a charcuterie board. The advantage of this methodology is that you could deal with your barkuterie as a kind of ‘meal prep’ train and make it final a couple of meals – in fact, protecting it refrigerated between servings.

If you do find yourself making an attempt your hand at barkuterie board making, tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – we’d like to see it!