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Safe Summertime Treats

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One of summertime’s most memorable pastimes is packing the family in the car and heading to get ice cream. It’s the perfect way to cool off and enjoy a sweet treat! While it may be tempting to share your vanilla cone and sprinkles with your pup, dairy is not recommended for dogs because it may cause tummy troubles. 

Here are some alternative dog friendly recipes that are quick and easy to make! 

Peanut Butter Pupsicles

Ingredients: unsalted/unsweetened peanut butter, banana, water

Step 1: Take one cup of peanut butter (be sure to check your peanut butter’s label for xylitol, which is toxic for dogs) and combine in a mixing bowl with half a mashed banana

Step 2: add water IF/AS needed

Step 3: Put a sheet of waxing paper on a cookie tray or if your dog has a Kong rubber toy, fill that instead!

Step 4: Put mixture onto tray in cookie sized pieces or fill Kong

Step 5: freeze overnight (or for at least a couple hours)

Step 6: Serve to your pup and watch them enjoy!

Berry Banana Mix

Step 1: Prepare recipe as stated above with or without peanut butter 

Step 2: Add ¼ cup strawberries, cranberries or blueberries. These fruits add an antioxidant boost! * Not all fruits and vegetables are safe for canine consumption, so be sure to first check with your vet before introducing a new food.

Step 3: Mix, pour and freeze as above recipe states

Step 4: Let your pup enjoy their frozen treat on a hot day! 

If you’re looking for more fun things to do with your dog this summer, visit our website for upcoming events such as Yappy Hour and our blog for local dog friendly hot spots! 

Does your dog have a favorite summertime treat? Please share in the comments below.

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