Cool Dog Treat Recipes – Lucy’s Pet Care

It’s getting hot out there everyone! Your dog has an average temperature is 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, which means going out in the heat could pose a problem to your dog if not properly hydrated or if your dog isn’t cool enough. Here are some summer time treats for your doggy to enjoy!
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Peanut butter and banana ice drops
  • 1 cup (240 ml) peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  1. Line sheet pan with wax paper.
  2. Mash and combine peanut butter and banana in a small bowl.
  3. Mix in water (this will help with the freezing consistency).
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the tray in drops and freeze overnight.
  5. Once frozen, store the treats in a bag or container in the freezer.
Recipe is courtesy of ceasarsway.com you can also replace banana (or any fruit in these recipes) with the following pet friendly fruit.
apples (without seeds), bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cranberries, honeydew, huckleberries, kiwis, oranges, pears, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon.
NOTE! The following fruits can be deadly to dogs. Do not use any of these when making treats for your dog: grapes, persimmons, peaches, plums, or raisins.
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Strawberry coconut-milk ice cream
  • 28 ounces (830 ml) coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cinnamon
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe container.
  3. Cover and freeze for several hours, until the consistency of ice cream.
Courtesy of cesarsway.com
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Sweet frozen fruit treats
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup (240 ml) low-fat blueberry yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) honey
  1. Puree cantaloupe in food processor.
  2. Mix fruit, yogurt, and honey together.
  3. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
Courtesy of cesarsway.com
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Grain free and meaty dog treats
  • 2 cups cooked meat/poultry/fish (I pulled all the residual chicken-bits off the bones after I strained the stock, and ended up with about 2 cups’ worth).
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt
  • Small handful of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, cooked and mashed
INSTRUCTIONS:
Stir all the ingredients together, and freeze in ice cube trays. For little dogs (or cats!), you can pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe little droplets onto a parchment-lined baking sheet before freezing.3 tbsp olive oil
courtesy of offbeathome.com
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Mint Freezies
  • small amount of mint
  • small amount of parsley
  • soy or greek yogurt
This one is pretty easy. Just chop up the bits of parsley and the bits of mint and mix in with the yogurt. Divvy the yogurt into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight for a cool minty treat for your doggie!
Courtesy of blog.dogbuddy.com
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