Beat the Heat with this DIY Frozen Doggie Treat!

Let’s face it we really enjoy giving our pets treats! Don’t get me wrong, 99% of the pets LOVE it too, some just aren’t that food motivated, but we really do seem to get personal satisfaction from giving treats too! So let’s take things to the next level and make treats. Just like a good home cooked meal, there’s not a whole lot better.

There are a number of recipes out there for making dog treats. But summer is here and it’s HOT, HOT, HOT out! What better then a cool refreshing and tasty treat on a hot day?!

A lot of the pets’ we care for have allergies or sensitive stomach so it can be hard to find food and treats that are ok. This recipe is great because it’s SUPER easy AND you can easily change a lot of the ingredients to customize your own.

This recipe has been tried and tested and certainly approved by Bambi and Chewy, Pam’s dogs. She walks us through her process.

Here is what you’ll need:

Getting Started

Peanut butter

Plain yogurt

Blueberries/Strawberries (any fruit your pup loves)

I chose the white ice cube tray since my dogs are kind of small but you can choose whatever size you prefer.

Spoon, Knife

Here we go!

I started using a spoon for the peanut butter, but it was getting kind of messy, so I switched to a butter knife which gave me much more control. You may want to leave the peanut butter out so that it isn’t hard to scoop. Feel free to switch to Almond butter- we find the creamy blends work best.

Step 1. Place the peanut butter first, you can add as much or as little as you’d like. About 1/4 of the way is what I did

Step 2.Cut up blueberries and strawberries to fit in the cube tray. Feel free to add any fruit your pup likes: apples, bananas, watermelon or orange would be safe to give. You can also put in treats or frozen soft food as well or veggies like carrots or celery.

Honestly, you can mix and match to your hearts desire and depending on your pups preferences and health. You can’t go wrong. Just make sure it’s safe for your pup

Step 3. Add the plain yogurt (no sugar) on top and push down with the spoon and place in freezer. Did I mention how easy this recipe is?! If your pup doesn’t like yogurt, substitute it with coconut oil or even cottage cheese!

Step 1. add peanut butter Step 2. Add fruits/vegetables Step 3. Add yogurt

Step 1. Add peanut butter Step 2. Add fruits/vegetables Step 3. Add yogurt

I left them for 24 hours to make sure the peanut butter was frozen through and used a butter knife and my womanly strength to remove them from the cube tray (the tray I used is hard plastic, may look into getting one of the rubbery ones instead).

Success! Frozen doggie treats!!

Success! Frozen doggie treats!!

And….voila! A frozen treat your dogs will go ga-ga for…

I gave some to my dogs and they couldn’t get enough of them!! Look at these happy faces!!! Worth it…

Bambi and Chewy devouring the frozen treats!

Bambi and Chewy devouring the frozen treats!

I do recommend giving these treats on a towel or in the backyard because they’re a little bit messy!

 

Try this recipe and let us know how it goes. Take a pic too! We love to see dogs enjoying themselves and getting just the right amount of messy.

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