Humans and furry friends alike can agree that, there is nothing better in the heat of summer than a frozen treat to help cool off. Not only do they take the edge off a sweltering day, but they can also have additional health benefits for your pet as well as being a source of mental stimulation. Frozen treats can be another source of hydration and keep your pet busy as they can easily be put into toys or puzzle devices your pet can work on for hours.
Here are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to frozen treats for our furry friends from store bought to DIY. While each option is mostly based on preference, there are some things to consider when which frozen treat your pup gets to munch on. When considering store bought options, the main element to watch for is sugar content. Ice-cream and popsicles can be a joy for people but should not be given to dogs due to excessive sugar and dairy content irritating dogs’ digestive systems. An irritated digestive system for most dogs involves vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. If store bought is the way for you, there are several pet safe brands, as well as specialty retail shops online, offering many different styles and flavours that are pet friendly.
Nowadays, the most popular option for frozen pet treats is homemade. There are many fun and easy recipes online that can be made in a matter of minutes while the longest part is waiting for them to freeze! Below is a list of ideas for homemade options:
Check out our YummyRade video here for inspiration!