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Beat the summer heat with these homemade cooling cat treats


In the hot summer months, heatstroke is a serious — and possibly deadly — concern in cats and dogs. Making your cats frozen treats can help keep them cool and be a fun way to bond with your pet. Here are some of our favorite summer cat-treat recipes:



Meaty Mix:

What you’ll need:

  • 3-oz Chunk light tuna (low-sodium)
  • 2.5-oz Chicken with chicken broth baby food
  • Fresh dried catnip
  • Approx. 2-3 spoonfuls of organic plain yogurt

How to make it:

  1. Stir all ingredients together until smooth
  2. Place in ice cube trays to freeze 

Submitted by Tracy R. on our Facebook page.


What you’ll need (makes about 15 catsicles):

  • 15 8-oz plastic cups
  • 1 5.5-oz can of your cat’s favorite wet food (smooth, not chunky, works best)
  • Catnip and/or soft cat treats (optional)
  • One small square of Saran Wrap 

How to make it:

  1. Mix cat food and optional ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
    Mix should be primarily cat food, with treats mixed in as you would add
    chocolate chips to cookie dough.
  2. Fill each plastic cup
    with about 1/4-1/2 an inch of the mixture. Flatten mixture by stacking
    cups one inside another. Place Saran Wrap over top cup to avoid freezer
    burn and place in freezer overnight.
  3. The next morning, run
    the bottom-most cup under warm tap water until you can pull it free of
    the other cups and pop out the catsicle.
  4. Place catsicle
    disk in a deep bowl (to avoid messes) and let stand approximately five
    minutes or until the outside starts to “sweat.” Present catsicle to

Submitted by Petfinder’s associate producer, Jane Harrell

These frozen treats will be fun for your cats and keep them nice and cool on the hot days. Learn more about heatstroke in pets and how you can prevent it.

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