It’s a dog themed kind of week, guys! I just published How To Keep Your Dog Cool In Summer and in it I suggested making your pup frozen treats as an additional way to keep him or her cool. Once we discovered our Doodle was an ice cube fiend I had a brain wave to combine his love of treats with his addiction to ice cubes! I’m going to share with you, the recipes our Dood loves.
If you are confused about what human food is safe for your dog to eat and what is harmful then run a quick search first. It’s better to be safe than sorry and I am not an expert. As far as pantry staples go, here’s a quick list of things you might already have that is a-ok to give to your dog!
- Peanut Butter
- Natural Yogurt
- Sweet Potato (cooked)
- To make Darby’s favorite frozen treats, pictured above, you will need a mold (or any ice cube tray). I like the silicon molds as they’re easy to extract the treats.
- Each treat is nothing but a Tbsp of natural yogurt combined with a Tbsp of peanut butter and added goodies, in this case banana and carrot.
- Layer the bottom of the shaped mold with your mixture then place diced banana (or carrot) on top, cover with another layer of peanut butter/yogurt mixture until shape is full.
- Set in the freezer for 5 or 6 hours.
If your pup has a sensitive stomach and can’t handle peanut butter then simply freeze some of the doggy approved fruits/snacks in water like a regular ice cube. He’ll appreciate the treat and the cool-down at the end of his hard work licking the ice!
Do you make your dog frozen treats in the summer time?