I am the lucky mom of two pawfect pups who adore everything I make them. Ok, I lie, they are so fussy and spoiled I have to make special summer dog treats just for them.
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Our littlest one, Harlow, is now teething at 4 months old. Currently missing her front teeth, she is not enjoying her treats as much as she normally would. Just like a real teething newborn, when a puppy loses their baby teeth, their adult teeth will breakthrough pretty quickly causing them much discomfort. There are lots of toys made for teething puppies, but I find they do get boring, or when they are no longer frozen, they are forgotten.
Summer dog treats help keep your pup cool, hydrated, and happy.
Plain ice cubes make a great treat for Fonzi, however, the treats are still too tough for our toothless little monster. Which is why I made extra treats for this week, to help Harlow through her tough moments. Because we are currently in Mexico, we are sticking to fresh fruits, however, you can also use both, like Stella & Chewy as they do not freeze as hard as plain H20, making more summer dog treats your pet will love, although, you might not care for them.
These two easy dog treat recipes will make Summer a lot more enjoyable for your fur baby and they have been tested in high humid heat, holding up to the toughest days.
It is very important to remember that you should always check with your vet if you are unsure of what your dog can and cannot eat. Not all summer dog treats are safe for everyone and your vet will know best.
There are two ways you can make these awesome summer treats. The first is to make them human friendly as well as pup-friendly, this uses all the parts of your popsicle mold. We bought ours at a grocery store but Amazon has some great ones. ( To save time, here is a highly rated but cost-efficient mold). The other option will save you from having to hold the pop for your pup. Instead of using the top of the mold, just use a dental stick.
Watermelon Frozen Pop
- Popsicle Molds
- Food Processor
- 1 Half Seedless Watermelon Seeded watermelon can be used but you must remove the seeds while cutting.
- 6 Dental Sticks (optional)
- Cut up watermelon and remove any seeds if not using seedless.
- Add watermelon to your food processor or blender and process until juice.
- Pour the watermelon juice into the popsicle molds and add the tops or dental sticks if using and put into the freezer.
- Once frozen, run the bottom of the mold under cold water for the popsicle to slide right out.
Our second favorite treat to make the furry kids is perfect for a quick grab and go. Normally I will make a large batch in our silicone molds, and store them in a Freezer Ziplock Bag. This way we can mix up different flavors and treats. Each pup has their favorite one, although they won’t refuse any of the flavors.
The mold we use for treats was cheap and found on Amazon (this one), however, you can use an ice cube tray. You can use both a blender or a food processor, like this one. Remember, your pup won’t care if their treats are in the shape of a bone or a block.
Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats
- Food Processor
- Dog Treat Molds or Ice Cube Tray
- 32 oz Plain Yougrut
- 3 TBSP Peanut Butter (make sure it contains no xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
- 1 Large Banana Sliced
- 1 TBSP Honey (optional but delicious)
- Add all ingredients to your processor.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Fill up your dog treat mold or us an ice cube tray.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours. Depending on how full your freezer is you might need to leave longer.
- Pop out of your mold and serve your pup and yourself 😉
There are so many different flavors that your dogs can enjoy, adding little extras like a dash of cinnamon can really change the taste but still keep it healthy. You can change up the fruit by using strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, and more, just make sure that you remember your pets stomach can only handle so much, even if their eyes tell you otherwise.
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