5 Frozen Treat Recipes for Your Dog

5 Frozen Treat Recipes for Your Dog
January 22, 2017 Samford Pet Resort

Summer heatwaves are becoming more common in Australia, which can be a cause for concern for pet owners. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep your pooch cool without resorting to a giant inflatable dog pool (although, we’re sure they would love that too!).

What better way to cool your pooch down than by treating their taste buds to a delectable icy refreshment? We’ve found five of the best frozen foods that will have your dog licking their chops for more!

Frozen Chicken Bites

There aren’t many dogs out there who would say no to a bit of chicken lickin’! Transforming this popular doggy treat from a hearty, warm meal into a frozen delight is a summer-must. Not only are they quick, easy and affordable, but they’ll help your dog stay cool, calm and collected.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked and chopped)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley

Method:

  1. Divide your cooked and chopped chicken into 4 separate cups
  2. Mix the water and dried parsley together in a bowl
  3. Pour the water and parsley mixture into the cups (about 1/2 cup in each)
  4. Freeze for 8 hours

Makes 4. Original recipe by Doggy Dessert Chefs.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pops

Peanut butter is up there with one of the best foods for your dog – as it’s packed full of protein, vitamin B, vitamin E and healthy fats. This simple and delicious recipe will have your furry friend drooling upon first sight.

NOTE: Make sure the peanut butter you buy is not ‘lite’ or ‘sugar-free’, as they contain artificial sweeteners (such as xylitol) that are very toxic to dogs. We recommend going for the natural variety, or better yet – making your own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 ¼ cups plain yoghurt
  • 4 rawhide sticks

Method:

  1. Combine peanut butter and yoghurt together in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth consistency
  2. Pour about an inch of the mixture into the bottom of 4 separate cups
  3. Place in freezer for 30 minutes, then add a rawhide stick to each cup
  4. Pour the rest of the mixture into the cups
  5. Freeze for 8 hours to allow them to fully set

Makes 4. Original recipe idea from Doggy Dessert Chefs.

Frozen Pumpkin & Carrot Cubes

Do you struggle to feed your dog veggies? Try freezing them! We recommend using carrots and pumpkin because they are low calorie and high in fiber, vitamin A and beta-carotene. Pumpkin is also great for digestive health. We bet your pooch will love playing around with their cubes and licking up the flavour as they slowly melt.

Ingredients: Carrots & Pumpkin (as much or little as you choose!)

Method:

  1. Peel carrots and pumpkin and chop finely
  2. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and zap until veggies are soft
  3. Place into blender and blend into a smooth mixture
  4. Pour into an ice tray and freeze for 8 hours

Original recipe idea from Cesar’s Way.

Frozen Banana Bikkies

Another delicious dessert idea for your doggo! Bananas are rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin C and carbohydrates and can positively add to your pup’s diet. As with any treat, always feed in moderation and read up on the foods that are toxic to dogs if you decide to modify these recipes in any way.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4 cups yoghurt

Method:

  1. Blend bananas and yoghurt into a puree
  2. Pour mix into a tray of your choosing (why not get creative and use a fun-shaped cookie cutter tray)
  3. Freeze for approx. 8 hours or until firm

Original recipe idea from Food.com.

At Samford Pet Resort, all of our guest rooms have been specially designed to keep your pet’s cool. We have a state-of-the-art insulation system, fans, air conditioning units and lovely cool flooring for your animals to stretch out and relax on. Are you going on a vacation soon? Contact us today to book your four-legged friend a heat-proof room.