Frozen Treats For Your Pup This Summer
When temperatures soar, your pooch can get overheated!
especially short-nosed breeds that are susceptible to heatstroke during sweltering summer days.
To help your hot-dog beat the heat, it’s essential to provide him with plenty of fresh water. And if you want to spoil your pup, give him one of these refreshing dog-friendly treats to keep him cool all summer long!
FROZEN FRUITS -
Frozen fruits are yummy, pup-approved snacks that are simple to make. Simply wash the fruit, pop it in your freezer, add some xylitol-free peanut butter, and you’re good to go! & if you want to make it more interesting, place the fruit in a Kong or puzzle toy, so treat time can provide mental stimulation also.
Fruits that are the perfect summertime snacks for dogs include:
Before feeding your dog any type of fruit, make sure it’s safe for
them to eat. Never give your pup any whole fruit with a pit, like peaches,
avocados, or nectarines, as these can be serious choking hazards.
(However, sliced up or in chunks are a safe treat for dogs.)
DOG-SAFE ICE CREAM -
While human ice cream can give your pup stomach trouble, there are options for your dog to enjoy this delicious dessert. you can whip up your own dog-friendly ice cream concoction. Or buy doggie “ice cream” from brands such as Pooch Creamery or Lazy Dog Cookie Company.
If you want to go the homemade route then use this base recipe to make your own tantalizing ice cream treats!
More Recipies We Love!
Popsicles are a summertime staple. You can now share the love with your fur baby by making them a frozen treat of their own.
Use this recipe to make delicious pup pops at home!
While traditional popsicles are served on sticks,
never put a pupsicle on a stick for your dog. They may choke on it while gobbling up the delicious treat.
Pupsicle Recipes We Love!
FROZEN TOY PUP CAKE -
To keep your dog cool all day, create a backyard hydration station by making him a fun frozen cake! Use this recipe from The Starving Chef to get started.
to fill the container of your choice.
round bucket or plastic container.
should be larger than the container holding ice.
As with any treat, please be mindful of your pup’s specific dietary needs & restrictions. Have any questions about what your pup can and cannot enjoy, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local vet. As a reminder, treats are meant to be enjoyed in moderation, so make it a special event!
Happy Summer! Xo Miminko!