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Summer Snacks for you pets.

This blog will help in several ways...

  1. Cool your pet in this summer heat.

  2. As we all go back to work after Covid-19 this will keep your pet occupied and less stressed that you aren't there for them again.

  3. Give to puppies that are starting to teeth to comfort their mouths.

Our wonderful front desk lady, Kayleigh, has been doing this for years with her pets and was willing to share some of her awesome ideas with us. Below you will see some of the ingredient that she uses for her pets and how she puts these great summer treats together.


These are all made with pet safe foods and are then FROZEN!


Some of the benefits of these great treats are...

  1. You can make them in and afternoon in your own home.

  2. Slows down eating.

  3. Provides mental stimulation to those anxious pets.

  4. Licking is a natural calming technique for dogs.

  5. Provides a great healthy treat.

Binding ingredients that you can use.

  1. Plain Yogurt, (sugar and sweetner free)

  2. Pure pumpkin puree, (high in fiber and can help those dogs with anal gland issues,)

  3. Low sodium chicken, beef or veggie broths.

  4. Low fat cottage cheese.

  5. Applesauce, (sugar and sweetner free)

  6. Dog friendly, organic baby foods.

  7. Mashed bananas

  8. Peanut butter, (sugar and sweetner free)

  9. Diced hard boiled eggs.

Fruits and veggies to add to the fun..

  1. Apples

  2. Carrots

  3. Green Beans

  4. Peaches with no pit

  5. Broccoli

  6. Cucumber

  7. Cooked sweet potato

  8. Strawberries

  9. Blueberries

  10. Banana

  11. Raspberries

How about some real treats...

  1. Boiled Chicken

  2. Cooked Salmon

  3. Chicken feet

  4. Dehydrated chicken livers and hearts

  5. Eggs (cooked)

  6. Kibble

  7. Dog Biscuits

  8. Canned Dog Food

Your imagination and some of these ingredients will make the perfect treat for your furry friends! ** Remember to talk to your Veterinarian to make sure that these will be okay for your pet, some pets with allergies or other health concerns may not be advised to give certain foods.** So, let's go over some of Kayleigh's favorite recipes.


Before preparing the kongs or similar toys, you should soak them in warm water.

Simple is sometimes better, stir in your pet's favorite kibble with some plain yogurt and put it in the freezer. You have just made your pet incredibly happy.


If you would like to get into something a bit more elaborate here are some fun ideas.


Mash some banana with a biscuit and stick a baby carrot or two in the opening.

Applesauce with green beans and carrots.

Yogurt with a fruity mix of berries.

Peanut butter with apples and carrots.

The options are endless and the happiness is so fun to watch.


If you don't have kongs, you can use an ice cube tray and fill it with yogurt, a few berries and stick a carrot in the centers to make puppy popsicles. You may want to give these outdoors though, they can get messy.




Thank you for as always for reading and thank you to Kayleigh Fritz for bringing this to us all. I hope that your pets have a happy and safe summer with their fun new treats!



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