Last day of heat in the Seattle area… at least that’s what the weather forecast says. We’re working to stay cool, and so is our beloved doggie…our furry, unconditional love machine. We must keep him cool too. How? Dips in a nearby lake, and frozen dog treats. And he sits directly in front of a floor fan. Smart dog.
Once upon a time I bought him Frosty Paws. Now, I make them. I can’t believe I ever paid good money for the store bought treats. I don’t even recognize many of the ingredients in them. That was then.
This dog likes smoothies, so I freeze any leftover smoothie that is dog-edible and certified. Otherwise, I freeze some yogurt for him. Here are some of the ingredients that I use to make frozen treats:
- mashed berries & yogurt
- soup broth
- mashed sweet potato or yam
I use flat, circular plastic dishes that I have from a hamburger shaping kit – they give him a lot of licking surface. Here are some container ideas:
- ice cube trays (dogs tend to bite the cubes rather than lick them)
- paper or plastic bowls
- paper cups (trim the top off for easy access)
- paper ice cream cups
What do you do for your pets in the summer heat? I’d love to hear your ideas, especially for frozen treats!