The suns out so It’s now officially British summertime woohoo! Us brits love a good heatwave and let’s hope this one sticks around. With temperatures soaring to 36.5 degrees in London earlier this week I wanted to share this homemade frozen dog treat recipe with you as I think it’s fabulous and perfect for our pooches.
It can be difficult for our dogs in the heat especially considering they have fur coats and don’t sweat like we do to cool themselves down. It’s important to keep an eye on them in the heat, keep them in the shade when possible and be aware of any early signs of heatstroke.
This homemade frozen dog treat recipe has to be one of my favourites as you can add what treats you like, it cools your dog down, keeps them hydrated and not forgetting keeps them entertained.
(Photo Credit: Kool Dogz)
What you will need
Chicken or beef stock
Bowl / container
- Mix water with chicken / beef stock to make a light stock. Around 3 – 5 cups of water with 1-2 cups of stock depending on what size you want your iced dog treat to be.
- Find a suitable freezer-safe bowl and add some treats to the bottom (avoid biscuits as these will go soggy). Add around ¼ of your water / stock mixture and place in the freezer.
- After around 30 minutes remove from the freezer, it doesn’t have to be completely frozen at this point.
- Spread a layer of peanut butter on the top of the ice and place back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
- Repeat steps 2 & 3 adding treats and water mixture until you fill your bowl. You don’t have to layer the treats but it is best to do this if you want them distributed throughout the frozen dog treat.
- Put the bowl back in the freezer and leave for 2 hours.
- When you are ready to use the frozen dog treat let it thaw for around 10 minutes and it should pop straight out of the bowl.
- Transfer the frozen dog treat to a suitable dog bowl so that your dog can easily lick it but so it doesn’t melt all over the floor.
You don’t have to use peanut butter you can just use treats however I find this is a great extra as when the ice starts to melt the peanut butter runs down the side and the dogs love it.
Please also be careful which which stock you use, some can have a high salt concentration so keep this in mind.
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Have fun and enjoy the sunshine!