Frozen summer treats for pets

Frozen summer treats for pets

Few things are as tail-wagging wonderful as a frozen treat on a hot summer day.

These easy-to-make pet treats are a tasty and low-calorie way to keep your four-legged friends cool throughout the dog days of summer.

Fruit ice cube treats for dogs
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These ice cube treats are super easy to make—and dogs love to chomp on them! You can even make them using paw- or bone-shaped ice cube molds to add to the fun.

What you will need:

  • Ice cube tray
  • Fresh high-water content fruit (such as bananas, strawberries, watermelon, peaches, mango or pineapple)
  • Water
  • Plastic freezer bag

Important: Never give grapes or raisins to your dog, or feed them the seeds, stems or leaves from peaches or apples—all of these are very poisonous to canines!

Directions:

  1. Chop up fruit into small, bite-size chunks
  2. Place 1-3 pieces of fruit in each ice cube partition
  3. Add water ¾ to the top
  4. Freeze for 2-3 hours until solid
  5. Remove from tray and store in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container

Serving suggestion: 2-4 treats per dog.

Chilled-out tuna treats for cats

Even the most selective kitty will go wild for this yummy tuna delicacy. Your dog friends will love them too.

What you will need:

  • Ice cube tray
  • Can of water-packed tuna (alternately, you can use canned salmon)
  • About ½ cup water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Blender (optional)
  • Plastic freezer bag

Directions

  1. Open the tuna and pour it into the bowl or blender (include the tuna water)
  2. Add about ½ cup of water
  3. Blend for about 10 seconds or hand mix until an even consistency
  4. Transfer tuna mix to the ice cube tray
  5. Freeze for 2-3 hours until solid
  6. Remove from tray and store in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container

Pro tip: Portion the mix into your ice cube tray with less mess by transferring it to a plastic freezer bag and cutting off one corner—it works like a cake piping bag.

Serving suggestion: 1-2 treats per day.

Making these treats for your pet this summer? Show us your gourmet delights on social using #OnYourSideMoments!