Summer holidays can be stressful for dogs due to fireworks and other loud noises. That is why we decided to come up with a list of tasty snacks to give them for being such a good boy or girl.
Celebrate summer and all the patriotic holidays by whipping up some red, white, and blue treats for Fido. The following treats look so good you will want to try one – and can. Plus, they are loaded with superfoods.
They are super easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. Win-win!
Let’s get started…
Patriotic Dog Bone Treats
Spoiled Hounds shared a recipe that two whippets named Luke and Milo love. Instead of combining the flavors this recipe keeps the red, white, and blue ingredients separate for three different treats. WOOF!
2-cup Liquid Measuring Cup
Dry Measuring Cups
Small Silicone Dog Treat Molds or Small Ice Cube Trays
2 13-ounce cans Lite Coconut Milk
1 cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
1 cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Get the detailed instructions here. This recipe makes roughly 50 treats, and they can be stored in the freezer and served all summer long.
Check out more homemade dog treat recipes by Spoiled Hounds on their website.
This recipe was posted by Miss Molly Says. Molly is a pit bull mix that was rescued as a stray puppy and now lives with several other rescue dogs. Check out her blog for more recipes and to meet the entire pack.
Silicone mold (preferably stars but any shape will work)
1 cup cut strawberries
1 cup Blueberries
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
Read the step-by-step instructions here. These frozen treats are good for months, however, they are usually eaten up way before that.
Watermelon is delicious and 92% water to help rehydrate you and Fido on those hot summer days. Add in a banana and/or blueberries and you have a tasty and nutritious treat. You can simply give your dog a chunk of fresh watermelon (with no seeds or rind) or try making these frozen treats.
3 cups chopped seedless watermelon
handful of blueberries
1. Add watermelon and banana to blender and puree.
2. Place a blueberry or two in each treat.
3. Pour watermelon puree into ice trays or silicone molds.
4. Put in freezer until frozen (3-4 hours).
5. Pop them out of the molds and feed to Fido.
6. Try one yourself 😉
7. Store any leftovers in airtight container in your freezer.
Check out more homemade dog treat recipes on K9 Kitchn’s Instagram page.
Be sure to share this with your friends and family and have a safe holiday weekend!
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