Summer Treats You Can Make for Your Pet

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Every pet owners loves to share a tasty treat with their adorable furbaby, but rather than rely on manufactured products, it is fairly simple to make some of your own. Summer is the perfect time to create some deliciously fun treats, including some frozen varieties to help cool your pet down when the mercury rises.

Here are some of our favorite summer treats you can make for your pet.

Sweet Potato Snacks

Hot, sunny weather is the perfect way to create some dried, crisp treats for your pooch. Vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes can be sliced and left on a wire tray in the sun to dry them out. Then they can be cooled and fed to your furbaby. One of the biggest advantages of preparing snacks like these is that you know exactly what goes into them and they are completely natural with no additives or colorings.

BBQ-flavoured Ice Cubes

It may sound gross to us, but this is something that the majority of dogs will thoroughly enjoy. If you have meat juices left over from your BBQ, tip these into an ice cube tray and pop it in the freezer until solid. These can then be popped into an empty dish when served for a tasty and cooling treat for your pet.

Frozen Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin is extremely good for your dog’s digestive system and a flavor that most canines absolutely adore. Take some pumpkin and pop it in your blender along with a cup of natural yoghurt, a teaspoon of honey and a sliced-up banana. Blend until smooth and then distribute into ice cube trays and freeze.

Watermelon Ice Munchies

Possibly the most ‘summer’ fruit you can think of, watermelon is a safe and delicious treat for your canine pal. Scoop some watermelon into your blender but be sure not to include the seeds. Add some coconut water and honey and blend until smooth. Spoon it into silicone moulds or ice cube trays and freeze.

Pupsicles and Catsicles

These little treats are as cute as their name suggests! Simply spoon some peanut butter into ice lolly moulds until they are half-filled. Then stick your pup’s preferred biscuit firmly into the peanut butter so that it sticks out of the top. Freeze until solid and you have some mouth-watering treats for your furbaby!

For the feline-friendly version of this treat, just freeze some kitty-friendly liquids such as blended cat food or fish broth. You will need to use a wooden stick to support the catsicle and should hold it for your feline while she enjoys it.

Fro-Yo Kitty Treats

Cats love frozen yoghurt and making some treats is as simple as taking some Greek yoghurt or cottage cheese, putting it into ice cube moulds, freezing and serving!

Frozen Tuna Chunks

All you need for this simple treat is an ice cube tray, can of tuna, some water and a mixing bowl. Mash up the tuna complete with any natural water or juice that is in the can. Add about half a cup of water to the mix as this will help with the freezing process. Spoon into the ice cube moulds and then freeze. When you want to serve, just pop a couple in a feeding dish and let your cat goes crazy on them!

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