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Summer Snacks for Fido

Are you enjoying the summer weather? Summers often seem to pass all too quickly. Fall is already just around the corner! Take advantage of the warm weather while you can, and enjoy fun summer activities like grilling and swimming. Frozen treats are another great part of summertime. Our canine friends can also enjoy some cool treats on hot days. In this article, an Indianapolis, IN vet lists some summer snacks for Fido.

Meat Treat

Here’s a special treat your canine pal is sure to love. Get a package of frozen, pre-cooked lamb. Look for one in roll form. When you want to give Fido a yummy snack, just unwrap it and slice a piece off the end.

Pupsicles

There are many dog-friendly variations of this summertime classic. You can freeze doggy treats or bits of kibble in sodium-free beef or chicken broth, using an ice cube tray. Or, try making them with chew sticks, using wax paper cups to mold them. On really hot days, give your canine pal one or two.

Frozen Cheeseburger Bits

Mix precooked hamburger with cheddar cheese. Add a bit of water or sodium-free broth to thin the mixture, and then freeze them, using a mini cupcake pan. Fido is sure to enjoy this special snack!

Doggy Ice Cream

You can get ice cream for your canine pal at many grocery stores and pet stores, or you can make your own. Start with a base of yogurt mixed with peanut butter, honey, and/or wheat germ. Add doggy-safe fruits, like bananas or blueberries, for flavor variations. You can also customize Fido’s frozen treats to suit his tastes. Use bacon bits or shredded cheese as a topping, or smear peanut butter on top.

Tuna Pops

This probably isn’t one you’ll find appetizing, but our canine friends love it! Mix a can of tuna with yogurt and a bit of parsley. To shape these snacks, try a small cupcake pan. You can also try this with canned salmon, ham, or chicken.

Chicken-Veggie Delight

Mix cooked, unseasoned, boneless chicken with a bit of water and some sodium-free broth. Next, add some peas and carrots, and, if you like, a little bit of cooked rice.

Do you have questions about your dog’s health, care, or behavior? Call us! As your local Indianapolis, IN veterinary clinic, we are here to serve all of your dog’s veterinary care needs.

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