Stay at Home and Treat Yourself

Stay at Home and Treat Yourself: Finley’s Favorite Spring and Summer Treats

Hi, Finley here,

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love treats. Prepackaged treats work well most of the time, but I love homemade treats too! Especially as the weather gets warmer, some thick-coated dogs need to cool down whenever possible. While we’re all staying at home a little more these days, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of my favorite frozen treat recipes with all of you.

Here’s a list of my favorite spring and summer treats:

Finley’s Favorite Frozen Treats

Fruit Popsicle Bites

This first recipe I’m sharing is so easy! First you need one of these:

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These silicone cookies or muffin tins work great for some frozen treats!

Next, all your human has to do is put fruit or other types of dog-friendly food into each one. They can put berries, or bananas, apple slices or kibble, turkey bacon or even a mixture of them all. Then all your human has to do is fill them up with water or chicken broth for an even tastier treat. Then they put it in the freezer until frozen. My human likes it because it’s so easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time, plus it’s healthy for me.

I love it because it tastes so good and on a hot day. It’s very refreshing!

Source: Freshpet

Frozen Pumpkin Treats:

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My next favorite are frozen pumpkin treats! Yes, you can get pumpkin even in the summer. My human tells me that pumpkin is good for my digestion, so that’s why she likes to give me these. These are also really easy, really tasty and you can use the same fun tray up above! Here’s how you make these pumpkin treats:

Yogurt

Honey

Pumpkin

Banana

Blend them all together, put them in the fun trays and freeze them!

Blueberry & Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats:

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Whisk together 4 ounces of yogurt and 4 ounces of water for the base.

Add more yogurt and reduce the water if you want a creamier treat with more calories.

Pour into one row of 5 wells, leaving a generous amount of room for the blueberries.

Add blueberries to each well until the mold is almost filled (the pupsicle will expand as it freezes, plus it’s nice to have a little extra space to protect from spills).

And Here’s the Peanut Butter Version! YUM!!!

Put 4 ounces of peanut butter in your liquid measuring cup (eyeballing a big glob is fine).

Add 3 ounces of water and 2 ounces of yogurt to reach 9 ounces.

If you have leftover yogurt and water mixture, add that and adjust accordingly.

Will it blend? Great. If not, add a little more water until you reach a pourable consistency.

Pour into your second row of wells. If the batter is a little sloppy, you can use a spoon, add more water and blend more, or just clean up the tray afterwards. We won’t tell.

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Source: Daily Treat

 

Just remember, that like humans, us dogs like cold treats when it’s hot outside. Just make sure when you make your frozen treats you fill them with things that are healthy and safe for your dogs.

Happy Spring and Happy Eating!

Until Next Time,

Finley  |  Executive Canine Quality Control Officer

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