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DIY Summer Treats: Homemade treats to keep your dog cool

DIY Summer Treats: Homemade treats to keep your dog cool

This year has seen the hottest summer on record for years! The lovely weather has been so welcomed and it's great that it's time to spend some time outside.

However, with the hot weather, we find our pets struggling with the heat and that is why we thought it may be a great idea to share with you some brilliant DIY tasty summer treats to keep your dog cool in the heat whilst you treat yourself to ice cream. You can even share these tasty treats!

These goodies are not only super easy to make, but they are healthy and safe for your dog to eat. Remember, some sweeteners and ingredients found in human ice cream and ice lollies could be harmful to your pet.

DIY Frozen Fruit Treats

Try this treat to help cool down your pooch on hot days. Blend your chosen fruit with a bit of water and plain Greek yogurt until it has a double cream-like consistency. Then, pour into moulds or an ice cube tray and freeze. Your dog can happily eat a variety of fruits so try mixing it up by using strawberries, apples, banana or even watermelon. Just make sure seeds, skin and core are removed.

DIY Peanut Butter Ice Cream

WARNING: DO NOT use peanut butter containing Xylitol. This artificial sweetener is toxic to dogs. Always check the list of ingredients before feeding to your dog.

Mash a ripe banana with some dog-safe peanut butter and a splash of water. Use an ice cream scoop and pop balls of the mixture on a tray to freeze. Alternatively, you can roll them into sausage shapes and wrap them in greaseproof paper before freezing.

DIY Broth Pup-sicles

Making a roast dinner this weekend? Save the chicken or beef broth and pour it into ice lolly molds. Sprinkle a few dog biscuits or treats in too and freeze. Voila! Frozen chicken-y goodness!

DIY Frozen Kong Treats

Pinterest has so many more interesting recipes and ideas to keep your pup cool this summer. Try these different treat combinations in your dog’s Kong and freeze or try your own!  

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