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Brain Freeze! The Best in Frozen Pet Treats

Young or old, we all love a good snack. Fortunately, summer brings countless opportunities for tasty treats, and our pets are only too happy to catch any stray dribbles or crumbs. With our delicious recipes for frozen pet treats, you won’t have to resist those pleading eyes this summer.

Raw and Fresh Frozen Pet Treats

Have you ever offered your pet naked fruits or vegetables? If it’s been a hit in the past, try cutting his or her favorite selections into small, bite-sized pieces. Freeze and dole out when your pet needs a little cooling down or a midday snack.

While you should avoid grapes, raisins, and most citrus fruits, you can opt for these peeled, cored, and de-seeded choices instead:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Melon
  • Carrots
  • Mangos
  • Bell peppers
  • Pears
  • Any berry variety
  • Apricots
  • Cabbage
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery

To minimize uncomfortable gas and bloating, try steaming your pet’s veggies before crisping them in the freezer or fridge. He or she will consider it a real favor!

Scrumptious Pupsicles

Making your own popsicles is fun, and it’s even more delightful to make them for your pet. Frozen pet treats are especially helpful during high temperatures and to combat the dangers of heat stroke (not to mention, they’re totally delicious!).

Using ice cube trays or small disposable cups (try reusable yogurt containers), fill with any of the following combinations:

  • Greek yogurt and mashed banana
  • Low-sodium broth mixed with any fruit or vegetable from the list above
  • Water and a small bite of hard cheese, peanut butter, or hard-boiled egg
  • Canned dog or cat food mixed with water and treats (try catnip for your feline)
  • Cooked and diced chicken breast

Blend what you can and pour into the cups. For your canine, place a dog chew or nylon bone in the pupsicle before freezing. Place the mold or cup under warm water before breaking out. You’ll be amazed (and amused) at how excited your pet will become!

Your hours of fun in the sun could also include this outrageously large ice treat. Try placing your pet’s favorite toys in the mold for even more entertainment on a hot day.

Frozen Pet Treats

Our veterinarians and staff want to make sure heat safety remains a top priority for your pet. Please contact us with any questions about making frozen pet treats. Happy eating!

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