Homemade Summer Treats for Dogs

Help your pooch beat the summer heat with our chilled dog treat ideas.

Create pet-friendly ice pops, ice cream and other goodies with our simple, delicious and wholesome treat ideas to help your dog stay cool this summer.

Puppy Ice Pops

Mix kibble and vegetables with chicken stock and freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray. Pop one out when they need a treat and help them cool down.

  • Add plain frozen chicken stock cubes to their food dish during mealtime.
  • Make big blocks of flavoured ice in a milk jug (cut the top off before you freeze it) or small bucket for an outdoor treat that’ll last all afternoon.

Mix a can of pumpkin – not pumpkin pie filling – and a carton of plain non-fat yogurt together and freeze into ice cube trays for a different spin. You can also dole out refrigerated baby carrots or frozen green beans for cool, nutritious treats. Be sure to keep plenty of Bounty paper towels to quickly clean up any spills along the way.

Pet-Friendly Ice Cream

Mix together 60 mL (4 tablespoons) of plain low-fat Greek yogurt, two ripe bananas and peanut butter. Freeze the mixture in a container with a lid and scoop it out like ice cream.

Hollow Toy Filling Suggestions

Fill and freeze a hollow toy overnight to make a cool treat that lasts all day. Fill it with:

  1. Non-fat plain yogurt
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Chicken broth with beef jerky
  4. Mashed bananas
  5. Canned pumpkin
  6. Canned dog food
  7. Low-fat cream cheese

Tip: Don’t forget to keep Febreze and Swiffer on hand for the smells and hair your pup may leave around.

What are your summer go-to treats for your dog? Let us know in the comments below.


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