Summer Treats for Fido

Summer is just about here. When the temperatures rise, many of us like to cool off with a frozen snack. When you reach for the ice cream or frozen yogurt, don’t forget about Fido! A local Livonia, MI veterinarian offers lists some great frozen snack options for dogs in this article.

Lamb Roll

Get a pre-cooked lamb or chicken roll, and put it in the freezer. You can also use a roll of gourmet dog food. When you want to give your four-legged buddy a little snack, slice off a thin piece and peel off the plastic wrapper. Presto! Instant tail wag.


Popsicles are a classic summertime treat. Make Fido his own version by freezing doggy treats or slim chew sticks in water or sodium-free beef or chicken broth. Use paper cups or an ice cube tray as a mold.

Burger Bits

This one is bound to be a hit with your canine friend. Cook up some hamburger. You can add bits of bacon or cheddar cheese if you want. Add water or sodium free broth to the pan. Then, freeze small bites in a mini cupcake pan or an ice cube tray.

Baby Food Treat

Get a few jars of baby food. Be sure to check the ingredients first! Then, mix in a bit of plain beef or chicken broth, and some shredded chicken. You can add peas and carrots if you like. Freeze it in an ice cube tray.

Doggy Ice Cream

To make Fido his very own ice cream, start with a base of plain yogurt. You can add peanut butter, honey, a little broth, and/or wheat germ. To customize your furry pal’s frozen snack, you can add bacon bits, shredded cheese, or bananas. Blueberries, pureed pumpkin, and peas or carrots are also acceptable. Look online for more recipe options.

Banana Bits

It doesn’t get much easier than this! Freeze a banana, and cut it into bite-sized bits for your pooch.


Always put Fido’s safety first. Avoid giving your pet any unsafe foods, such as garlic and onions, chocolate, raw dough or potatoes, avocados, nuts, and xylitol. Also, be sure not to give him too many frozen snacks at once. Ask your vet for more information, including serving sizes.

Do you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your local Livonia, MI animal hospital, today!

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