Summer Treats for Your Dog!

Summer is here! And it is getting HOT HOT HOT out there!! (More baths for me, since I turn into a swamp monster… Thanks mom…)

So how can you keep your dog cool and entertained?! Frozen dog treats!!

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Me eating a frozen treat!

They are simple and easy to make, and you can put anything you want in them! The one I am eating above is some peanut butter and a crumbled treat frozen in water.

Another delicious frozen treat similar to the one I am eating above is a frozen dog treat bowl with treats and toys in it!

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finished dog treat

To make this easy, delicious treat for your pups, first find a rubber cake mold or metal baking pan (though the metal baking pan is a little harder to get the ice out of). Next, find some freezable dog toys and treats! I put in mine a Kong toy, rubber ball, beef bone, and Greenie treat. I put some small and big items so the dogs see there is something in the ice!

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toys in water and chicken stock in bowl

Once you put the toys in the mold, fill  half of it with water and the other half of it with sodium free chicken stock. The chicken stock will add flavor and get the dogs interested in the treat! Remember not to fill it all the way to the top of the mold, otherwise when it freezes it will overflow into your freezer!

Freeze the treat for a few hours, until it is solid, then take your ice treat out of the mold and give to the dogs! (Preferably outside as it can get messy!) If you used a metal cake pan, run hot water over the bottom of it for about 30 seconds, and then it should pop out just fine. My fellow dog friends loved it! And it is a great way to keep them entertained and hydrated in the hot weather! (Idea credit to Purple Patch from Pinterest).

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enjoying the delicious treat!

The other treat that our furry dog friends LOVED were PB&J Pops! These are a little more time consuming and more work, but the reward to see your pups enjoy them are priceless! 

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Pops

Ingredients
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
2 cups Strawberries, chopped (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1 3/4 cup plain Yogurt, divided
4 Rawhide Sticks

Directions: First Layer
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
3/4 cup plain Yogurt
Add peanut butter and yogurt to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth

Second Layer
2 cups Strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup plain Yogurt
Add strawberries and yogurt to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth

Third Layer
1/2 cup Blueberries
3/4 cup plain Yogurt
Mix blueberries and yogurt

side view

1. Pour an inch or so of your first layer mixture into the bottom of each cup. (We used a red solo cup)
2. Allow to freeze for 30 minutes, and insert your rawhide stick.
3. Repeat pouring the layers, allowing them to set 30 minutes in between, until  they are all used.
4. Freeze for 8 hours to allow them to fully set.
5. Run warm water around the mold to remove the popsicle.
Makes 4 popsicles. (Recipe credit to Doggy Dessert Chef form Pinterest)

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enjoy!

Hopefully you will try some of these delicious recipes for your fellow dog babies! I sure did love them and they kept me cool in the Summer heat!

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Me and Mom enjoying summer!

Straight from The Dog’s Mouth,

Love, Sequoia 

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