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8 "Furbulous" Frozen Dog Treat Recipes to Try This Summer



Summer is upon us once again, which means it’s time for lots of fun outdoor adventures with your pup. But when the mercury rises, we need to find ways to help our pups stay cool in the summer heat — and that’s where frozen dog treats are a summer sensation.

Pupsicles are a "pawsome" way to give your dog a delicious and healthy treat. Devouring a frozen snack is also a great boredom-busting activity and will help your fur-baby stay hydrated.

Best of all, it’s easy to make your own icy-cold treats at home. Check out these 8 delicious frozen dog treat recipes that will have your pup licking their lips and help them stay cool as a cucumber this summer.

Watermelon Snow Cones for Dogs

Is there a fruit that says “summer” more than watermelon? We don’t think so, which is why this Watermelon Snow Cone recipe has us drooling with delight. Featuring seedless watermelon, dog food, and goat’s milk, these icy delights are easy to make and even easier for pups to eat quickly. If there’s a more delicious way for your pup to keep cool in summer, we’re yet to find it. Do be aware, some dogs will be intolerant to the lactose in the milk, so would develop a stomach upset.

Related: Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

Pumpkin and Apple Frozen Dog Treats

Pumpkin and apple both offer a host of great nutritional benefits to dogs. They’re also a flavor match made in heaven in this simple recipe, offering a tasty delight your pup will love devouring on a hot day. Simply combine the ingredients, pop them in a silicone mold or ice tray in the freezer, then accept the many compliments from your pooch about your clever culinary skills.

Related: Does Pumpkin Help Constipation in Dogs?

Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Peanut butter + banana = dog-friendly deliciousness that's pretty hard to beat. These furbulous treats include the goodness of bananas, yogurt, and honey to get your dog licking their lips. Just make sure you use saltless and xylitol-free peanut butter so that this recipe is safe for doggy diners to devour on a hot summer’s day.

Related: 5 Nutritional Benefits of Peanut Butter for Dogs


Homemade Piña Colada Dog Popsicles

"If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain..." Sorry for putting that old song in your head, but this summery cocktail treat has us in the mood to sing its praises from the rooftops! Pineapple and coconut are "pawfect" partners and practically scream tropical island getaway.

Just remember to use fresh pineapple and leave out the rum — maybe you could make yourself a piña colada too so that you and your pup can enjoy a summer treat side by side. Check out the full recipe for everything you need to know to make this canine twist on a classic cocktail.

Stuffed Frozen Kong

The great thing about frozen dog treats is that they can keep a bored dog busy on a hot day for quite a long time. They offer wonderful mental stimulation and help keep boredom at bay, while your dog is also rewarded for their efforts with a tasty snack. And what pup wouldn’t jump for joy at the chance to attack a frozen Kong toy stuffed with chicken sticks, xylitol-free peanut butter, and mashed banana? Yum!

Related: How to Train Your Dog to Play with a Kong

Homemade Dog Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! No matter whether you have two legs or four, there’s nothing quite like eating a delicious ice cream on a hot summer afternoon. Featuring the goodness of yogurt, this Homemade Dog Ice Cream recipe comes in a few different variations including Strawberry & Banana, Oatmeal & Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Watch it being made on YouTube, or check out the full recipe text to whip up a batch for your dog.

Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

If your dog loves a little bit of variety in their diet, this might just be the recipe for them. Featuring ingredients as diverse as beef chunks, baby carrots, and blueberries, these icy delights offer something to suit every pup’s taste. You can even include leftover treat crumbs from the bottom of the packet for an extra flavor burst — now that’s sure to put a smile on your dog’s face!

Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Tired of your pup’s stinky dog breath? These Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats might just be the answer to your dog’s unpleasant oral odor. Featuring mint and parsley, they provide a tasty snack for hot pooches and can also ensure your eyes don’t start watering when your pooch leans in for a kiss. Now that’s what we call a win-win!

Have you got a frozen dog treat recipe that puts a wag in your pup’s tail and helps them stay cool in summer? Share it with us in the comments below! Or, share a snap of your pup enjoying their frozen treats with us on Instagram @wag! (If you tag #wagwalking in your post, we just might share it on our own feed!)

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