Cool Summer Treats For Dogs

July 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Monica in Dog Treats - (Comments Off on Cool Summer Treats For Dogs)
These three frozen treats are super-easy to make, and they’ve received two paws up from our own dog, and the furry taste testers so far. I thought this was a good time to put them in a newsletter, so you could always access them easily. Keep in mind that while they’re fun to make and cute to look at, they actually serve a really good purpose from a nutritional standpoint. Each one provides a bonus for your dog’s health.

You’ll notice that all of them include yogurt, but don’t feel it’s a must-have. If your dog doesn’t tolerate yogurt, or you prefer not to use it, other options like goat milk, or kefir can work. They won’t give you the thickness that yogurt will, but the treats will still freeze well. Keep in mind that they’ll be messier as they thaw. You can use a thicker, mashed veggie like sweet potato, and although the treats will look different (actually, the Berrylicious ones look amazing! with a sweet potato “bottom”), but I have it on good authority that dogs won’t care. So, relax, and have fun with these.


Anti Ageing Morsels

7 oz canned sockeye salmon with skin and bones, drained
1/4 cup plain yogurt
4-8 raw spinach leaves (for some lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health) 
1/4 cup fresh, or frozen blueberries (anthocyanin antioxidants)
1/8 tsp raw, grated ginger, or less dry ginger (optional)

Mix all ingredients in food processor. Stuff Kongs, freeze in Kongs and/or ice cube trays.

*Great source of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, anti inflammatory and anti cancer agents; can be helpful for arthritis suffers, immune system, skin/coat.



3/4 cup cubed mango (fresh, or frozen)
pinch cinnamon
2 TBS yogurt
2 TBS *decaffeinated* green tea
Be sure the tea is decaf. Caffeine can be deadly to dogs. 

Combine in a food processor and whirl away until it’s smooth (less than 1 minute). Spoon into ice cube tray. Makes 6-8 cubes.

Calories: approx 12 per cube
Very nice source of beta carotene and vitamin C. The decaf green tea adds antioxidants. If you follow TCM dietary energetics, both mango and cinnamon are considered to be warming foods.Yogurt is cooling.


Berrylicious ( Hudson’s favorite frozen treat)
Natural antioxidants and probiotics…what’s not to like? 🙂

Line moulds with 1-2 TBS whole milk yogurt. 
Place berries on top. I used frozen organic raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.Put moulds in freezer. When frozen, add cold broth (I used bone broth because it was on hand, but chicken, beef, veggie broth …any of them made without onion will do) to cover to the top, and freeze.