Hey, Paws Up! We are back again with another great blog and YouTube Video (check it out below)! This post is about making your dog delicous frozen dog treats for when temperatures start to rise. These cold treats will be able to keep your dog happy, entertained, as well as cooled down if they get easily overheated. The great thing about these frozen treats is you can use just about any dog approved foods for them (we have a brief list below of what dogs can eat).
Here are some of the many ingredients you can choose from, mix and match them to make them tasty!:
Dog safe ingredient list
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Elk, Buffalo, Deer, Moose, Salmon, Water Fowl, Upland Fowl, Eggs and egg shells.
Carrots, Kale, Spinach, Green Pepper (seed free and not too much), Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Potato, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin (canned should be pure pumpkin, NOT PIE FILLING), Zucchini, Summer and other Squashes, Lettuce.
Safe Fruits (If jarred, should have NO SUGAR ADDED)
Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Huckleberries, Watermelon (seed free), Cantaloupe (seed free), honeydew (seed free), Banana, Apple (core and seed free), Orange (skin and seed free).
Safe Beans (If canned, should be SALT FREE)
Green beans (or string beans), Lentils, Chickpeas, Black beans, Kidney beans, Butter beans, Lima beans, Pinto beans.
Plain Yogurt, Cheese.
Quinoa, Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Pasta (cooked and plain), Popcorn (air popped and plain).
Honey, Coconut (flesh only, NO HUSK), Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Fish Oil, Peanut Butter (Xylitol free), Shelled Peanuts, Shelled Cashews, Cashew Butter, Shelled Sunflower Seeds, Cinnamon, Basil, Ginger, Oregano.
NOTE: All above items should be free of all salts, undetermined seasonings, excessive skin and fat, onion of any form, and not be fed in excess at any one feeding. Ingredients above are to be used as a guideline for substitutions in recipes or to be given as meal supplements and or treats. Treats should never comprise more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake. For a dog to maintain their current weight, they should consume 30 calories per pound.
Now to get started! You can really blend (or freeze in water) any of these food items and your dog will absolutley LOVE them! This is what we did in our video:
-About a cup of plain yogurt
-Half of a banana
-A handful chopped/sliced carrots
-A handful of blueberries
-A half cup of organic peanut butter
-Some clean water
1. Gather your ingredients together into a blender or bullet mixer
2. (Optional) Add some water to make sure your ingredients aren't too thick to blend
4. Pour mixture into an icecube tray or paper cups (get cups that are dog safe - no ink!)
5. Freeze overnight or for a few hours until solid
6. Serve to your dogs
1. Cut up your ingredients into small chunks
2. Separate ingredients into ice cube trays or dog-safe paper cups (again, no ink!)
3. Pour water or yogurt over ingredients in the trays or cups
4. Freeze overnight or for a few hours until solid
5. Serve to your dogs
These treats take minimal effort, but your pups will thank you for them! They are perfect to eat inside or outside, but be careful as some ingredients when melting may stain your carpet.
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