Frozen Dog Treats to Keep Your Pup Cool All Summer Long

The dog days of summer just got a heck of a lot cooler. Frozen dog treats are a great way to help your pup beat the heat when the temperatures climb. You can even make them year-round for an after-exercise snack or as an alternative to traditional biscuits. These are just recommendations. Please check with your veterinarian to make sure. Here are some of our top frozen treats to keep your dog cool all summer long.

Ice Cube Tray Treats

This one is a classic and a simple, but fun way to create tasty, bite-sized ice treats for your dogs in a few simple steps.

  1. Take your ice cube tray and fill ¾ of each slot with a liquid base of either water or low-sodium chicken or beef broth.
  2. Add in a small piece of food, here are some of our favorites:
    1. Blueberries
    2. Apple slices (no seeds)
    3. Baby carrots
    4. Your dog’s favorite biscuit treat
  3. Freeze overnight.

Banana Pup Pops

What can you do with very ripe bananas? Well, you can always make banana bread or consider some delicious treats for your furry friend. Here’s what you’ll need and how to make them:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  1. Put all ingredients into food processor or blender and mix until well-combined and smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture into four paper cups.
  3. Position a rawhide stick into the middle of the cup.
  4. Place the cups in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  5. Peel the paper cup away from the pop and let your pup enjoy!

Frozen Watermelon and Coconut Milk Treats

Did you know that watermelon is fat and cholesterol free? It only has about 50 calories per cup, so it’s even a good option for dogs on a diet. Plus, watermelon is a healthy snack that you can share with your dog. Here’s what you need.

  • 1 small, cubed watermelon (enough to fill a food processor)
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  1. Fill your food processor with watermelon and ½ cup of coconut milk
  2. Puree on high for 30 seconds
  3. Pour into ice cube trays or molds
  4. Freeze until hardened

You can use any silicone molds that you have on hand or an ice cube tray. We kind of love these bone-shaped ice cube trays.

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