Summertime Pet Treats

Most of us love the summertime for all the wonderful fruits and cool treats we get to enjoy during this time of year. However, did you know that your pets love a cool treat just as much as you do?  Well, we’d like to share with you some cool summertime treats your pet will love and they’re also healthy for your pet as well.

 

HOMEMADE FROSTY PAWS

Ingredients needed:

1 large container (32 oz) of low-fat, plain, organic yogurt
* 3 handfuls of fresh (organic is best) blueberries
* 1 banana
* 2 tbsp of organic peanut butter
* Other fruit as desired - like, apple slices, orange slices, pineapple slices, and more. Remember, locally grown and organic is best!

Instructions:

Chop up the banana in small pieces (or mash) and mix all ingredients together. Place the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze for about 3 hours.

Once frozen, run hot water over the under-side of the trays, pop out the frosty paws, and serve. That's it! Enjoy!!

Provided by: Raise a Green Dog

 

PB & FRUIT ICE

Ingredients
Water
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Chopped Fruit (I used strawberries)
2 tablespoons Flax seeds

Directions
1. Blend the peanut butter and water and pour into the bundt or cake pan.
2. Add chopped fruit and flax seeds.
3. Allow to freeze for 4 to 6 hours before placing in the grass for your pups.

Provided by: Doggy Dessert Chef

 

FROZEN MEATY TREATS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 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
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

INGREDIENT NOTES:

  • I used yogurt to hold everything together, because it's good for digestion and will satisfy your pooch's craving for dairy products without upsetting their stomach like cheese or milk.
  • Olive oil is good for keeping his coat shiny and soft.
  • Parsley is a great breath-freshener…you can also use fennel seed or fresh fennel fronds.
  • Carrots are the sneaky way of getting him to eat his veggies!

DIRECTIONS:

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.        Provided by: Offbeat Home

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PEANUT BUTTER JAM FREEZIES

What you need:

  • about 12 medium to large strawberries (organic is preferable)
  • 3-4 spoonfuls of all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of cold water

 

Directions:
1. Wash strawberries and remove tops.
2. Blend strawberries and water together until pureed.
3. Fill the empty slots of an ice cube tray approximately 3/4.
4. Gently place a small, yet generous dollop of peanut butter onto each filled ice cube tray slot. (NOTE: You want to be sure that the peanut butter sinks INTO the strawberry liquid, not just rests on top).
5. Place tray in freezer for several hours and allow to freeze.
6. Pop, serve and chill!

 

Provided by: Pawsh Magazine

 

 

 

The great thing about all of these summertime pet treats is that they are healthy for your pets and inexpensive to make, plus you can keep them on hand for several days throughout the summer.

Keep cool and enjoy the rest of the summer with your family and pets.

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