Frozen Treats for Fido

Summer is coming! Many of us love to cool off on hot days by enjoying a delicious frozen snack, like an ice cream or a shake. Your canine buddy will also love a cool treat. In this article, a local Colorado Springs, CO vet lists some frozen treats for Fido.

Puppy Ice Cream

You can pick up ice cream just for Fido in local pet stores or grocery markets, but you can also make your own. Start by mixing plain yogurt with pureed pumpkin, natural peanut butter, ripe bananas, and/or sodium-free broth. You can customize Fido’s treat by adding cheese, shredded beef or chicken, bacon bits, or pet-safe fruits and veggies.

Cheeseburger Bites

These will definitely get that cute tail going! Cook up some plain hamburger or ground turkey. (Hold the seasoning: many spices are not safe for dogs.) Add a bit of water or sodium-free broth to thin it out. You can also add cheese or bacon bits. Freeze in small portions, using an ice cube tray.

Pupsicles

Pupsicles are a summer favorite for Man’s Best Friend! Start by pouring sodium-free chicken or beef broth into wax paper cups. Add shredded meat, hamburger, crushed-up dog biscuits, bacon or bacon bits, cheese, or pieces of kibble, then freeze overnight.

Apple Snacks

This is a great and simple snack for Fido. Pour sodium-free chicken broth into an ice cube tray. Next, add some apple slices. Remove the seeds and pips, which aren’t safe for dogs. Sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top, and pop it into the freezer.

Banana/Peanut Butter Bites

Mix organic peanut butter with ripe bananas, and then freeze in an ice cube tray. You can also get bone-shaped molds. Dole out one or two at a time on hot days. Instant tail wags!

Tips

There are many other options for treats you can make your canine pal. Feel free to mix and match recipes. Some things you may want to include are wheat-germ oil, safe fruits and veggies, cooked eggs, pureed pumpkin or squash, and even deli meat. Just be sure to avoid potentially dangerous foods. Some common ones are garlic and onions; meat on the bone; grapes, currants, and raisins; chocolate; caffeine; and anything that contains alcohol. Ask your vet for more information.

Please contact us, your Colorado Springs, CO animal clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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