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Healthy DIY Frozen Dog Treats for Summer

Making frozen dog treats for summer can be fun for you and your pup! Doggy Detail has professionals who love to spend time with your pups when you cannot be home all day and what better way than to make some treats! The services we provide are here to keep your pup entertained and feel love all day long. Get in touch with us today to book your services for the next time you will be out of town or have a long day at the office! 

Frozen Dog Treats for Summer Your Pup Will Love 

We might love our ice cream treats; however, it is hard for our pups to digest. With milk and cream being the base of most ice cream treats, for some dogs, the lactose can upset their stomach and cause other digestive issues. 

But that does not mean your pup has to be left out on the summer treats. Here are some excellent ice cream alternatives your pup will love! 

frozen dog treats for summer

Hide and Seek Ice Cubes 

We can turn any dog-safe liquid into a frozen dog treat for summer! All you do is pour the liquid into an ice cube tray and freeze it so you can pop one out and let your pup enjoy it any time of the day! Consider your dog’s taste buds and try something meat flavored with no salt added or chicken broth. 

It is essential to fill the trays only halfway because once they are frozen, you can add a small treat such as blueberry or a piece of freeze-dried meat to the middle and fill with the rest of the liquid. Once the entire cube is frozen, there will be a tasty treat in the middle for your pup to enjoy! For a longer-lasting treat, fill up your pup’s hollow rubber toy. After filling the holes with a hard treat or maybe a cookie, even peanut butter will work! You can pour the liquid into their toy and stand it upright in the freezer until it is ice. Not only will this keep your pup cool on a hot day, but it will be a challenge for your pup to finish their tasty treat. 

Soft Serve Treats 

Try blending plain yogurt with fresh fruit for the same consistency as ice cream! Watermelon and cantaloupe are safe for your pups to enjoy. Be sure to remove the rind from either melon and feed sweet treats in moderation. 

First, you will want to cut the melon into chunks and put it in the freezer for at least 4 hours or until frozen. If you spread the melon onto a cookie sheet or into freezer bags, it will help prevent them from freezing into a clump. Once the fruit is frozen, you will want to blend about ¼ cup of plain unsweetened yogurt for every 2 cups of fruit. Blend until nice and smooth for your pup! Place a scoop on their dinner or serve it to them in a rubber toy! 

Frozen Pupsicles on a Stick 

For the most enjoyable fruit smoothie on a stick, you will want to make bananas the foundation of this treat! Slice up some bananas and then freeze them for a few hours. Next, mix the fruit with a few spoonfuls of plain yogurt into the blender until you have the consistency of a milkshake. Now you can blend in your pup’s favorite treats- such as bacon bits, water-packed tuna or other fruits like strawberries or blueberries, and pumpkin puree. When all is blended, pour into ice pop molds or paper cups and add a popsicle stick to freeze! If you want to make the stick edible, you can use a bone-shaped dog biscuit, bully sticks, or other treats your pup loves! 

To release the pupsicles from the molds, let them sit in a room temperature room for a few minutes, or you can run them under warm water for a few seconds. If you used paper cups, do not forget to peel them off before serving to your pup. 

Cold and Sticky DIY Treats 

Most pups love peanut butter, which is safe for their digestive system. Mix a small amount of plain yogurt and fruit or mashed bananas to add flavor and density! If the peanut butter is too thick, you can warm it first or add some dog-safe liquid to the treat mixture. 

Hang Out With Doggy Detail Today! 

Our services provide attention, and we have what your pet needs. All you have to do is ask. Our professionals love finding new activities to do with your pets and keeping them active, especially during the summer. We have to enjoy the weather and spend time together while we have the chance! 

Please contact us at (847) 212-5616 with questions about our pet services! We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know your pets!