If you’re anything like me, your goal is to take your dog EVERYWHERE with you! Unfortunately, that’s not always possible due to these soaring summer temperatures. As summer progresses, It is essential to take extra precautions to keep your dog safe and hydrated. Luckily for you, I’ve got the perfect way to keep your dog cool and hydrated this summer.
What’s fantastic about this recipe is it’s almost effortless, doesn’t require an oven, and requires minimal ingredients. My Corgi, Comet, LOVES blueberries and strawberries, so those are the fruits I chose to use in this recipe. However, you can use any dog-safe fruit. From the time I brought Comet home at 8 weeks old until now (1 year and 5 months), we frequently train using blueberries as treats! They are incredibly healthy and filled with antioxidants, not to mention they are extremely affordable compared to “real” dog treats. For this recipe, I recommend choosing bite-sized fruits or fruits that can be easily chopped into bite-sized pieces to ensure the fruit will fit into the mold!
These treats are perfect for adding to your dog’s water bowl or you can give them directly out of the freezer as a snack! Your pup will get the added benefits of the fruits while also increasing their hydration with the ice.
So without further ado, let’s get into this super simple frozen summer treat recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
*This recipe will fill 2 paw molds
For this recipe, you will need:
– 1/2 cup blueberries
– 1/2 cup diced strawberries
– 1 cup of water
– 2 Dog treat baking molds (can also use regular ice trays)
*The paw mold was from Amazon and you can purchase it here.
Chop fruit (if needed)
Add chopped fruit into each mold (2-3 pieces of fruit were able to fit into my mold)
Pour 1/2 cup of water into each mold
Place molds in the freezer and freeze for 40-50 minutes
*store excess treats in a freezer bag and give them daily as a hydrating treat!
Have fun with this recipe and make it your own! It’s such a simple recipe that you can really cater it to your dog’s specific tastes. One way to make this treat a little more nutritional is by substituting bone broth (no salt or spices added) for water! If you end up making these treats or something similar, please tag us on Instagram @ocpupscouts so we can see them!
*Disclaimer: This blog post is purely based on my opinions and research that I’ve done on dog-safe fruits. I am not a veterinarian, so please do not take any of the above statements as medical advice.