We all love a cool treat on those scorching hot days in the summer, who says our dogs can’t also enjoy some?
Check out a few of our favourite cool treats that are made especially for our furry friends. Don’t forget to share your favourites with us too.
A little reminder, all frozen treats should be left to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before giving them to your pups, to soften to prevent any dental injuries.
During those hot days we may be walking our dogs less and looking for other ways to keep them occupied. Why not fill a Kong with a few of your dogs favourite treats or a couple of spoonful’s of peanut butter and then pop in the freezer, until the contents are firm. This treat will help cool your pup, as well as provide some extra brain stimulation!
Peanut butter & banana ice cream
- 2 ripe bananas
- 4tbsp peanut butter (to ensure you are using a peanut butter safe for your dog please ensure it does not include the ingredient Xylitol, as this can be fatal to your dog. You can purchase many different brands that do not include Xylitol, a well-known supermarket brand for example would be Whole Earth Smooth peanut butter)
- 4tbsp fat free plain yoghurt
- Place bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt into a blender
- Blend until thoroughly mixed to a smooth consistency
- Pour the mix into an ice cube tray and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours
Frozen watermelon dog treats
- 128g watermelon
- 5tbsp water
- 4 small dog treats
- Remove all seeds from your watermelon and then proceed to cut the fruit into small chunks
- Place your watermelon chunks into a food processor and the 5tbsp of water to help the mixture stretch a little further. Blend until the mixture is smooth
- Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray
- Break up the dog treats into small pieces
- Mix the dog treats into the watermelon mixture
- Pop the ice cube tray into the freezer for around 3-4 hours, until the mixture is fully frozen
Frozen Fruit & Veg
Many dogs love to treat on something a little healthier than the processed dog treats that we buy and they also love something crunchy. Why not pop some of your dogs favourite snacks in the freezer to create an icy treat. For example, chop up a carrot into large chunks ad pop in the freezer until solid.
Chicken broth frozen treats
- 200ml chicken stock
- 200g peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Mix the peanut butter and parsley together in a bowl, then set aside.
- Pour your chicken stock into an ice cube tray, only filling halfway.
- Place the ice cube tray into the freezer for around 1 hour or until set
- Spoon the peanut butter and parsley mixture into the tray on top of the chicken stock, until the tray is full and place in the freezer for a further 4 hours, until the mixture is solid