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Frozen Treats for Fido

If there is one thing that all of our canine patients enjoy, it’s treats. Just like people, dogs often prefer frozen snacks in summer. Why not make your pup some cold snacks? Read on as a North Dallas, TX vet lists some frozen treats you can make for Fido.

Apple Treats

For this one, you’ll slice up some fresh apples. It doesn’t matter what kind: just be sure to remove the seeds. Put them in ice cube trays. You can combine them with cheese, boneless chicken, and/or bacon bits. Pour sodium-free broth over them and freeze.

Pupsicles

These are very popular with our canine buddies! You’ll need ice cube trays, freezer molds, or waxed paper cups. Next, add pieces of kibble, broken dog treats, shredded meat or chicken, bacon bits, and/or cheese. You can also add pet-safe fruits and veggies, such as blueberries, bananas, melons, or strawberries. Pour water or sodium free broth over the mix, and freeze. Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations and see what your dog likes best.

Brr-grrs

Add some plain water or sodium-free broth to cooked hamburger or ground turkey. You can also include cheese, bacon bits, or even pieces of kibble. Divide the mix into small portions and freeze. Instant tail wags!

Cold Dinner

Who says Fido’s snacks have to be complicated? Get him a gourmet wet food with a high liquid content. Add a bit of water, and freeze in small portions. Done!

Banana/PB Bites

Mix ripe bananas with natural peanut butter. You can put this in a Kong toy. Or get a cute bone-shaped mold made for doggy treats. Your canine pal will definitely enjoy some of this yummy snack on sweltering days!

Rolls

Pick up a roll of pre-cooked lamb or gourmet dog food, and freeze it. Slice a thin piece off whenever you want to give your pooch a special treat. Easy peasy!

Tips

These are all great options, but you can also make your own. Just be sure to avoid foods that aren’t safe for dogs, such as garlic, onion, scallions, and chives; avocados; pitted fruits; asparagus; nuts; mushrooms; grapes, currants, and raisins; meat on the bone; chocolate; caffeine; and anything containing xylitol. Ask your vet for more information.

Please contact us, your North Dallas, TX vet clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. We’re here for you!

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