Summer is the time for fun activities, and if you have a dog, this could mean making delicious treats to beat the heat. One should remember to avoid certain ingredients such as chocolate and Xylitol, which are highly toxic to dogs. All in all, there are plenty of healthy summer treats for dogs that you can try at home!
Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
One of the simplest summer treats for dogs is frozen fruits or vegetables. Frozen peach, strawberry, blueberry, or watermelon chunks are all on the table, and so are frozen green beans, carrots, broccoli, and cucumbers. Be sure that they contain no Xylitol, and remember – grapes are never safe for your dog to eat. You can also serve your pet’s favorite fresh fruits and vegetables as they are!
Frozen Peanut Butter
Xylitol-free peanut butter is a versatile snack and can reach new dimensions when frozen. Freeze peanut butter on its own in an ice cube tray, or combine it with pureed strawberries, apples, or bananas.
Coconut Milk Creations
Coconut milk is a dog-friendly substitute for dairy. Dogs can be intolerant to dairy, so this is a possible alternative. It even offers health benefits like bone health and boosted immunity. You can combine a myriad of delicious combinations with coconut milk to put in the freezer, such as blueberries and honey.
Frozen Yogurt & Fruit
Plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt with the lowest sugar level is okay for dogs that are not lactose intolerant. Greek yogurt has a higher concentration of probiotics, which aids the gut. Like coconut milk, frozen greek yogurt can combine with many dog-friendly foods: strawberries and bananas, apples, dog biscuit crumbles, and carrots and chicken are just a few.
Frozen Chicken Stock
Healthy summer treats for dogs can be as simple or as high-end as you like. The easiest treat is likely this: chicken stock frozen in an ice cube tray. Frozen dog treats don’t always have to be sweet!
Need a way to keep your pet entertained? Stuff your dog’s Kong toy with a healthy frozen slush! Foods with heft like peanut butter, plain yogurt, and cottage cheese work best.
Parsley and Mint Frozen Yogurt
Your dog can cool down in more ways than one; try a frozen treat that freshens the breath! Parsley and mint leaves are nutritious and breath freshening; blend a small handful of these with your yogurt and a touch of water, pour into your molds, and freeze.
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