Keep your dog cool with these fun DIY summer dog treats

In the hot summer months, heatstroke is a serious — and possibly deadly — concern in cats and dogs. Making them frozen treats can help keep them cool and be a fun way to bond with your pet. So, this week we asked our Facebook community, “Does your pet have a favorite homemade treat recipe?” Here are some of our favorite summer dog-treat recipes you shared with us:

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PB&Y:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 large organic plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Editor’s note: Check to make sure your ingredients do not include xylitol, an ingredient that is extremely toxic to dogs

How to make it:

  1. Mix the ingredients together 
  2. Freeze in small bathroom cups

-Submitted by Sharon H.G.


Doggy Chicken Broth:

What you’ll need:

  • Chicken broth (Low-sodium)
  • Pureed carrots

How to make it:

  1. Mix the ingredients
  2. Freeze it in an ice cube tray
  3. Stuff into a kong

Submitted by Anne-Marie B.

Veggie Delight:

What you’ll need:

  • 2-oz sweet peas (either frozen and pureed or use organic baby food)
  • 2-oz sweet carrots (either frozen and pureed or use organic baby food)
  • 4-oz
    beef or chicken (also either frozen and pureed or organic baby food –
    make sure it only contains meat and meat gravy, no onions or garlic!)
  • 4-5 large spoonfuls organic plain yogurt

Editor’s note: Check to make sure your ingredients do not include xylitol, an ingredient that is extremely toxic to dogs

How to make it:

  1. Stir all ingredients together until well-blended and smooth
  2. Fill ice cube trays with the mix
  3. OPTIONAL: add an Old Mother Hubbard bone to use as a handle once treat is frozen
  4. Place in freezer (should be ready in approximately 1 hour)

-Tracy R.

These frozen treats will be fun for your dogs 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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