The heat is on!  We are in the throws of the dog days of summer. As a dog lover, it’s important to be mindful that your dog does not get over-heated. Dogs with thick haired coats and smushed face dogs (Brachycephalic breeds) are at high risk to overheat when it’s hot outside.  Besides blasting the air conditioner and turning your fan on turbo, you can also make homemade dog treats to cool them down. Here are summer do-it-yourself favorites to make for your dog:

Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats

blueberry frozen dog treats

These frozen treats contain blueberries and yogurt. Blueberries are full of vitamins and nutrients that can give dogs a big health boost​, and they’re small and soft, and easy to add to a frozen treat. In addition, yogurt (greek yogurt is best) has significant amounts of calcium and protein, both of which are great for dogs. See the blueberry frozen dog treat recipe HERE!

Mouthwatering Watermelon Dog Treats

watermelon dog treats

Nothing screams summer more than a juicy watermelon.  This easy recipe will have your dog drooling. Watermelon is 92% water. Therefore, these treats will keep them hydrated and quite happy.  Please note to use a seedless watermelon and do not use the rind.  See the watermelon dog treat recipe HERE!

3 Ingredient Frozen Dog Treats

frozen dog treat

Right now you have all the ingredients in your kitchen to make these easy dog treats! And this treat has a bonus ingredient to keep your dog’s breath fresh ad clean.  See the 3 ingredient frozen dog treat recipe HERE!

Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

dog treats

Making these dog treats is as easy as one, two…freeze!  Your pup will love the sweet taste of these treats. Important to note, please do not use any peanut butter containing xylitol, a sugar substitute found in some peanut butters.  See the yogurt peanut butter banana dog treat recipe HERE!

Frozen Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Dog Treats

strawberry dog treats

Tails will be wagging when you whip up these tasty treats for your best friend. Ten minutes and chill time and your frozen treats will be ready for your pup to enjoy. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B6, and vitamin K, as well as fiber, potassium, omega–3 fatty acids, magnesium, iodine, and folic acid. See the frozen strawberry and banana smoothie dog treat recipe HERE!

Frozen Ice Lick

frozen ice lick

The ultimate doggy diy summer treat is an entire frozen cake for your dog to enjoy. Making an ice lick is fun and you can even freeze their favorite toy or ball inside the “cake.”  These treat will keep your dog busy for hours.  See the frozen ice lick recipe HERE!