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Catsicles: Homemade Cat Treats for Summer

By Jane Harrell

As the momma of two long-hair cats (and one thick-coated short-hair), I’m oh too familiar with the disdainful look on their faces whenever I go to turn down the air conditioner during the summer months. “You try wearing a fur coat, lady,” their faces say as they spread as much of their bodies as possible along my tile kitchen floors.

homemade summer cat treats


Summer heat is serious business for pet parents. While dogs get most of the heatstroke-related media play, cats can suffer from it as well. (See signs of heatstroke for cats here)

I came up with this recipe to make beating the heat fun, delicious and entertaining for my feline friends. My cat Toby the Terrible (pictured in the gallery below) loves Catsicles, and chances are yours will too!


What you need (makes about 15 catsicles):

  • 15 8-ounce plastic cups
  • 1 5.5-ounce 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

Check out the steps below to find out how to make this fun summer cat treat recipe!

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