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6 DIY Cooling Summer Treats for Your Dog

Are you and your furry friend summer connoisseurs? If the answer is yes, you’ll probably both be looking for ways to cool off this summer season. Your pup can easily overheat in the sweltering heat outside, so some cool summery treats can be super helpful, plus lots of cool water access, indoor air-conditioned playtime breaks, and maybe even a fun splash in a kiddy pool (you and your pup can get involved in this one together). 

Keep reading to learn some recipes for easy-peasy homemade doggy treats you can make for your pup this summer! 

Things to Know Before Feeding

  1. What are your pup’s sensitivities? Does your dog have any food allergies? 
  2. Always feed treats in moderation and under careful supervision. 
  3. Always consult your professional veterinarian first before feeding your dog anything new!
  4. Always keep a bowl of fresh, clean water nearby for your pup at all times. 

1. Frozen Peanut Butter Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • ¼ cup of water
  • A spoonful of xylitol-free peanut butter

Steps:

  1. Wash the strawberries, slice the top ends, and blend the sliced strawberries with ¼ cup of water until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour the puree into an ice cube tray and fill each slot about ¾.
  3. Grab a teaspoon and top off each slot with peanut butter.
  4. Freeze the tray in your freezer. 
  5. Feed your hungry pup!

2. Frozen Minty Refreshers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • A handful of fresh parsley leaves
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • A splash of water (optional) 

Steps:

  1. Scoop the yogurt into a blender and mix in parsley and mint leaves. Optional: Add a dash of water to make the mixture thinner (to your liking).
  2. Fill an ice cube tray all the way with the mixture.
  3. Place in the freezer until solid. 
  4. Feed your hungry pup!

3. Sweet Coconut Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of organic coconut oil
  • A handful of blueberries (optional)
  • A teaspoon of honey (optional)

Steps:

  1. Add some coconut oil to a bowl and place over a pan of boiled water to soften the oil. Once softened, shape the semi-soft oil into balls.
  2. Put each ball on a tray, and place the tray into your freezer until all the coconut oil balls are hardened.
  3. Optional: Add some honey and/or a few blueberries into the coconut balls to give your dog’s treat a little extra sweetness. 
  4. Feed your hungry pup!

4. Fruity Punch Puptail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup watermelon
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup cold water (adjust according to your preference)

Steps:

  1. Add your fruit and water to a blender and blitz until the fruit is completely crushed.
  2. Serve in a bowl or a wide-mouthed cup.
  3. Feed your hungry pup!

5. Cantaloupe Ice Cream 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen, diced cantaloupe
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt

Steps:

  1. Clean, dice and freeze some cantaloupe.
  2. After freezing, plop your frozen cantaloupe into a blender with yogurt and blend the mixture until it’s smooth.
  3. Optional: Top with some of your dogs’ kibble or a fave snack, like blueberries!
  4. Feed your hungry pup!

6. Frozen Kong with Cottage Cheese & Honey

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Steps:

  1. Grab a mixing bowl, and blend all the ingredients together. 
  2. Grab a spoon and your dog’s Kong, and stuff the Kong with the blended mixture. 
  3. Place the Kong with the mixture inside into your freezer and wait about 30 minutes to an hour before serving. The mixture should be frozen.
  4. Feed your hungry pup!

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All of us here at Pupgrade are wishing you and your pup a happy, fun, and safe summer!

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