Frozen Dog Treats

Does your canine pal love snacks? We suspect that the answer to that question is probably a yes. Fido certainly is enthusiastic about food! At this time of year, your cute pup may enjoy some cold goodies. Read on as a local Michigan City, IN veterinarian lists a few things you can make your dog.

Ice Cream

Making ice cream for your pup is actually quite simple. It’s mostly a matter of choosing ingredients. You’ll need to start with some sort of base. This can be natural peanut butter, pureed squash or pumpkin, ripe bananas, organic gravy or baby food, sodium-free broth, liver powder, and/or plain, fat-free yogurt. For ‘toppings’ you can add things like kibble, blueberries, shredded meat or cheese, chopped-up hot dog slices, bacon bits, or safe fruits and veggies.

Pupsicles

Put some biscuits or chew sticks into waxed paper cups. Pour water or sodium-free broth around it, and then freeze. Offer your pooch one or two on sweltering days.

Cold Mold Goodies

You can find freezable molds made just for Fido online. You can also use ice cube trays. As far as what to put in them, you can find plenty of recipes online. Feel free to try different things. Combine shredded chicken, peas, and cheese with sodium-free chicken broth for a doggy chicken soup cube. Or, mix some of Fido’s kibble with water and bacon bits. Salmon, spinach, and rice in fish broth is another possible combo.

Brr-Grrs

This one is bound to get that cute tail going! Cook up some ground beef, drain the fat, and then add some water. You can also mix in shredded cheese and some bacon bits. Divide the mixture into small portions, using an ice cube tray.

Shakes

Mix some canned dog food with ice in a blender, and put it in a bowl for Fido. Doesn’t get any easier than that!

Unsafe Foods

As you can see, there’s no end to the things you can try. The big thing is to stick with safe foods. Never give your pooch garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; grapes, currants, or raisins; chocolate; avocado; caffeine; raw dough; fruits with seeds or pips; meat on the bone; or anything that contains xylitol. Ask your vet for more information.

Please contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your Michigan City, IN animal clinic, we’re here to help!

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