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Cold Summer Treats for Dogs

Summer is just around the corner! There’s no better way to cool off on a sweltering day than by savoring a cold snack. Of course, cool treats are also a great way for our canine pals to beat the heat. Read on as New Tulsa, OK vet lists some cold summer snacks for Fido.

Pupsicles

Get wax paper cups, fill them with water or sodium-free broth, then add bits of kibble, chew sticks, shredded meat, bacon bits, cheese, and/or safe fruits and veggies.

Toy Treat

Kong toys are very popular with our canine companions. Put water, sodium-free broth, soft cheese, or peanut butter in a Kong, then freeze it. Instant happy dog!

Cheat Treat

Don’t have time to cook? Just get a pre-cooked roll of lamb or pork, or some gourmet dog food. When you want to give Fido a special snack, just (carefully) slice off a thin piece.

Doggy Ice Cream

To make your furry buddy some doggy ice cream, combine low-fat plain yogurt with ripe bananas, pureed pumpkin, and/or natural peanut butter. To customize your pup’s snacks, you can add kibble, dog biscuits, bacon bits, cheese, shredded meat, or pet-safe fruits and veggies for flavor.

Cold Apple Bites

Put some sliced apples in an ice cube tray. (Note: make sure not to include seeds or pips, as only the fleshy part is safe for dogs.) Pour sodium-free chicken broth over them. You can add bacon bits and shredded cheese if you like.

Frozen Chicken Bites

Mix canned chicken in water with sodium-free broth, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and peas. Use a mold or ice cube tray to divide it into small portions before freezing.

Burger Bits

Cook some hamburger, and then add a little water or sodium-free broth. For extra tail wags, include bacon and cheese. Portion the mixture out, and then freeze overnight.

Tips

Be very careful with what you offer your pup. Some of our favorite foods are poisonous to dogs! Never give your pooch garlic, onions, or chives; pitted fruits; chocolate; caffeine; grapes, currants, or raisins; nuts; or junk food. Meat on the bone is also dangerous, as are raw dough, meat, and yeast. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.

Please contact us, New Tulsa, OK pet clinic, with any questions about Fido’s diet or care. We are dedicated to providing the best service around!

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