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Frozen Treats for Fido

The dog days of summer are just about here! While many of our canine pals love summertime activities like swimming and barbeques, the heat can be pretty tough on our furry buddies. What better way to help Fido cool off than with a cold snack? Read on as a WestLake, TX lists some yummy frozen treats for dogs.

Doggy Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream on hot days? You can buy ice cream for Fido in many pet stores and supermarkets, but you can also make your own. Start by mixing low-fat plain yogurt with ripe bananas, pureed pumpkin, and/or natural peanut butter. You can add kibble, dog biscuits, bacon bits, cheese, shredded meat, or pet-safe fruits and veggies for flavor.

Pupsicles

To make a dog-friendly version of this summer classic, freeze bits of kibble or dog biscuits in water or sodium-free broth. You can use an ice cube tray or wax paper cups as a mold.

Cold Apple Bites

For this treat, you’ll need some sliced apples. Put them in an ice-cube tray or freezer mold. Just be sure to remove all of the seeds and pips, which are toxic to dogs. Pour sodium-free chicken broth over the slices, add shredded cheese and bacon bits, and freeze.

Burger Bits

Cook up some plain hamburger, and then add water to thin the mixture out a bit. You can add cheese and bacon if you like. Divide the mixture into small portions, and then freeze it in an ice cube tray or wax paper cups.

Super Snack

This one is super easy! Pick up a roll of gourmet dog food and freeze it. Slice off a thin piece for a special treat for your pet.

Tips

These are just a few options for treats you can make for your canine buddy. There are many more online. You can also mix and match, or create your own. Just be sure to only use foods that are safe for Fido. Some of the things you’ll want to avoid are garlic, onions, and chives; pitted fruits; chocolate; caffeine; meat on the bone; raw dough, meat, or yeast; grapes, currants, and raisins; nuts; and pitted fruits. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.

Do you have questions or concerns about your dog’s health or care? We can help! Contact us, your WestLake, TX vet hospital, today!

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