When the weather is warm then Frozen Dog Treats are great for your dog. They incorporate one of their favourite snacks with something ice cold to keep them cool.
I did wonder when I made them whether the dogs would like them – especially Patch who can be a bit fussy. But they both LOVE them – and I have since made 2 more batches. Every time I open the freezer they are there waiting for them – so they must be a hit!
How to Make Frozen Dog Treats
1. Take a normal ice cube tray that you would use to make ice cubes for yourself. You might want to get one that you use just for the dogs – you don’t want to add beef dog cubes to your gin and tonic by mistake! I happened to have a love heart one that I hadn’t used.
2. Break up a treat and add a piece of it to each hole in the tray. There are loads of different things you could add –
- Pieces of meat
- Dog Cookie broken up
- Peanut Butter
- Meat juices
- Cut up Dentastix
Choose something you know they like. For the first few you might want to leave a bit of the treat sticking outside the water, just so that they understand what’s in there.
When I made the first batch Coco just kept licking it on the floor and getting annoyed when it kept shooting across the room – but as soon as she saw Patch eating it she got the idea!
3. Place in the freezer until they are completely frozen – exactly like normal ice cubes. You probably need to have 2 trays to keep rotating them. In the heat it’s nice for them to have plenty of them to keep them cool.
4. Dispense as desired! As with many treats I wouldn’t leave you dog unsupervised to help themselves. Always take them out of the tray for them.
So what are you waiting for – get them in the freezer and make sure your dog has some ice cold snacks to enjoy on a sunny day. Tell us how you get on!