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Easy Summer Dog Treat Recipes

Few things make us happier than a scoop of our favourite ice cream to cool us off when the summer heat strikes. And it doesn’t seem fair that we humans should have all the ice cream to ourselves, does it? However, before you give your dog a scoop of the tasty stuff, keep in mind that dogs shouldn’t always eat our delicious freezer treats due to their high sugar content and additives. Making your own homemade summer dog treats is easy and a terrific way to keep your dog cool! See some pawesome home made dog treat recipes from The Dog People below!

Peanut butter & jam frozen “toasts”

Frozen peanut butter dog treats Peanut butter and jam is one of those classics that we all know about! These ingredients are a staple in nearly every family’s pantry and it is perfectly safe to use in your dogs home made treats. Natural peanut butter (make sure it contains absolutely no sugar substitutes or high sugar content) and frozen beauties are a healthy treat for your dog. These are the perfect treat to keep your dog happy and cool during the Summer!


  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • ¼ cup of water
  • A few dollops of natural xylitol-free peanut butter


  1. Wash your strawberries thoroughly and slice off the tops.
  2. Add your strawberries and water to the blender and whizz until you form a smooth puree.
  3. Pour the liquid into your ice cube trays and fill around ¾ of the way.
  4. Grab a teaspoon and add a small amount of the peanut butter into each slot.
  5. Pop your tray into the freezer and leave until completely frozen.
  6. Yum!  Serve these delicious treats straight out of the freezer and watch your pup enjoy

Breath freshening minty freezies

mint frozen dog treats This treat is a great breath freshener for your pooch since it contains parsley and mint. These herby-licious ingredients also have many other surprising health benefits, too. Parsley aids digestion, can reduce inflammation and is even thought to have cancer preventing properties. Mint is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral herb that will help prevent bacteria developing in your dog’s mouth. Whoever said treats had to be naughty? Find the recipe from The Dog People below:


  • 1 cup of plain or Greek yogurt
  • Small handful of fresh parsley leaves
  • Small handful of fresh mint leaves


  1. Scoop your yogurt into a blender and add your parsley and mint leaves.
  2. Blend until the herbs are evenly spread throughout the mixture. At this point you can add a splash of water if you want to thin out your mixture to create a better pouring consistency.
  3. Fill your ice cube trays to the brim and pop them in the freezer.
  4. Freeze until solid and serve.

Coconut drops for a shiny coat

strawberry and banana homemade treats for dogs Coconut oil is refreshing, delicious and comes with many natural health benefits for our pups. Not only will it improve your dog’s skin and coat making it silky smooth, it’s also said to protect our dogs from illness and helps speed up the healing process if they’re feeling under the weather. A luxurious, healthy boost for your warm pooch on a summer’s day.


  • 1 cup of organic coconut oil
  • A handful of blueberries (optional)
  • A teaspoon of honey (optional)


  1. Add your coconut oil to a bowl and place over a pan of boiled water.
  2. Wait until the coconut softens and shape into bite-sized balls.
  3. Place the balls on a tray and put them in the freezer.
  4. Serve when hardened.

You are guaranteed to have a fun time making these treats and your pooch will most definitely have a great time eating them! Find even more recipes on The Dog People!



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