Warmer weather and cool treats does not only hold true for humans, dogs love a little cold treat after any activity in the heat. While you can buy frozen dog treats at the grocery store, not only are they expensive but you can’t control the size or ingredients. Each summer I make frozen homemade dog treats for Chloe and this year I decided to make them with pumpkin and greek yogurt to help maintain her belly wellness. Be sure to check out the video of her trying her first frozen dog treat this year. If you are looking for a homemade dog cake we have a few recipes from each of her dog birthday cakes.
Making homemade treats, especially frozen ones, are so simple and the longest part of the process is letting them freeze. For this recipe we used a can of pureed pumpkin, a 15 oz container of No-Fat Greek yogurt, and about a tablespoon of honey. It’s optional but we also used few dog treats or dog food nuggets to top each treat off.
Simply puree the pumpkin and vanilla with a squeeze of honey in the blender until smooth. I told you this was simple.
Pour into either ice cube trays or mini muffin tins. It’s so important to keep the portions small.
Add a treat or dog food nugget gently into each holder.
Freeze until firm. If you dog does not get them first.
Allow to thaw a few minutes then pop them out and store them in a freezer bag.
You pup will not leave your side with these treats. They are smaller than the commercial ones and no added fat.
When treating your dog be sure to watch their calories and be aware of any allergies he or she may have.
Have fun, there are so many amazing homemade dog treats and dog cakes recipes that you are sure to be able to find a flavor combination to get your dog to do tricks you have never seen before!