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!
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!