Homemade frozen dog treats are a healthy and safe way to cool your dog off during the summer. Our DIY dog treats are some of our most popular recipes so we rounded up the 10 best frozen dog treat recipes that are simple to make and proven popular with the pups.
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For those of us that have dogs that come running when they hear the ice maker it is no surprise that dogs love to chomp on frozen treats. Especially during the summer. Frozen treats are great way to add extra nutrition and hydration into your dog's healthy diet. Treats should not make up more than 5-10% of your dogs daily calories.
But what should those treats be made of?
Best Foods for Frozen Treats
It can be hard to know what ingredients make for a healthy versus a harmful treat. Here is a quick list of some of the best whole foods for your dog.
- Cherries (in moderation)
- Tomatoes (in moderation)
- Sweet potatoes
- Herbs like parsley and mint
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Unprocessed cooked meats like chicken or tuna
- Peanut butter
Sugar and sugar substitutes like Xylitol should never be given to your pup. Which is why we love this collection of frozen treats you can make from home from gluten-free whole food ingredients.
We should note that, like humans, some dogs are lactose intolerant. Obviously, don't pick a recipe that contains dairy if it makes your dog's stomach upset.
Equipment Needed to Make Pupsicles
No fancy equipment is needed to make these DIY frosty paw treats. You can use a standard cube tray for all of them. If you want to go for maximum cuteness a dog-inspired ice cube tray or a popsicle mold will only set you back a few bucks.
Now bring on the pupsicles!
DIY Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles
Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream for Dogs
Frozen Pina Colada Dog Treats
Chicken & Yogurt Frozen Dog Candies
Berry Dog Popsicles
Easy No-Bake Frozen Strawberry Banana Dog Treats
Frozen Pizza Treats for Dogs
Golden Vegetable Frosty Paws with Tasty Meaty Middles
Be sure to let us know in the comments which recipe is your favorite. And as always, thank you to the other dog lovers who let me share these recipes with you!
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Hello, I have a question about the frozen treats. Do you directly give it to the dog when you take it out of the freezer? I have read that some dogs may get trouble with their stomac when they eat very cold things...
Going Bananas says
On hot days, 90 degrees or more, giving them to your dog directly out the freezer would be okay!