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Summer Dog Treats

June 1, 2021

Summer is almost here! We suspect that many of you will indulge in some yummy frozen treats over the next few months. Who doesn’t like ice cream cones or milkshakes in summer? Of course, our canine pals also love treats. Why not make Fido some special snacks? A Thorold, ON vet lists some below.

Cheeseburger Bites

Add some water to some cooked ground beef or turkey. You can also add cheese or bacon bits. Freeze in small portions for Fido, using an ice cube tray. Give Fido one or two on hot days.

Toy Prize

Does your four-legged friend like Kong toys? Fill one with freezable treats, like natural peanut butter, sodium-free broth, fat-free yogurt, water, organic baby food, or pureed pumpkin, and freeze. Voila!


Put some shredded meat, hamburger, crushed-up dog biscuits, bacon or bacon bits, shredded cheese, or pieces of kibble in a waxed paper cup. You can also use a freezable bone mold. Pour water or sodium-free broth over the mix. 

Doggy Ice Cream

Want to make Fido his own ice cream? You can use plain yogurt, pureed pumpkin, natural peanut butter, ripe bananas, or sodium-free broth as a base. Add cheese, shredded beef or chicken, bacon bits, or pet-safe fruits and veggies for extra tail wags.

Cold Food

Another thing you can do is combine some canned dog food with a little water in a blender. Divide into small portions and freeze for your canine companion.

Cold Apple Bites

For this one, you’ll put apple slices, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and canned or shredded chicken in an ice cube tray. Pour sodium-free chicken broth over the mix, and freeze. You can customize these to suit your cute pet’s taste. Make one with turkey, peas, and sodium-free chicken broth, or use salmon, spinach, rice, and fish broth.


Freeze some plain, fat-free yogurt for Fido. If you like, you can add things like kibble, shredded meat, or safe fruits and veggies.

Banana/Peanut Butter Bites

Want to really get that tail going? Mix some organic peanut butter with ripe bananas in a blender. Freeze overnight in an ice cube tray.


Feeling creative? Try your own versions of these recipes! Just stick to ingredients you know are dog-safe. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you have questions about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your local Thorold, ON veterinary clinic, today!

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