Cool Treats For Hot Dogs - DIY Frozen Dog Treats
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Cool Treats For Hot Dogs - DIY Frozen Dog Treats

by Andrew Ehlert

There is nothing like a cold treat on a hot summer day. The same thing is appreciated by dogs around the world! In fact, a cool treat is a great way to reward your dog and also to help them cool their body temperature down. Dogs don't regulate their body heat the same way that humans do and eating and drinking cold substances is a great way to cool your dog down during the warm weather.

Let's learn about some of the best cold treats for dogs that are both tasty and healthy!

Why Cold Treats Are A Great Option For Warm Weather

Humans and dogs stay cool in warm weather in drastically different ways. Humans will regulate their body temperature through thermoregulation which is typically done by sweating out of the millions of sweat glands across the entire body. Dogs on the other hand only have sweat glands in their paw pads and their noses.

These sweat glands don't cool their body temperature as efficiently as the sweat glands of humans. Because of this, consuming cold food and water can be a great way to quickly cool your dog's body temperature down and keep them comfortable during hot weather. Keeping your dog out of extreme heat is the most efficient way to keep your dog safe in the summer months but giving them a cold treat can help to keep them comfortable and safe!

Our Favorite Cold Treats For Dogs

If you are looking to keep your dog cool during the warm months but also spoil them then you should take a look at a few of our favorite cold treats for dogs. These treats will help to keep them cool during the hot weather but will also be a tasty and healthy treat that they will love!

Frozen Fruit

One of our favorite cold treats for dogs is frozen fruits! Fruit is the perfect snack for your dog during the hot months because they are easy to put in the freezer, your dog will love the taste, and they are healthy! There are many different fruits that you can choose to freeze but below are some of the most popular frozen fruit to give to your dog:

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Frozen Bananas
  • Frozen Watermelon

All of these fruits can provide additional vitamins and nutrients to your dog's diet if done so in moderation. You can chop these fruits into small pieces and put them in the freezer to make a great cold snack for your dog!

Frozen Vegan Smoothie or Popsicle

If you are looking for a DIY cold treat for your dog then one of the best options is a smoothie or even a frozen popsicle. You can create a smoothie or a popsicle for your dog by mixing a few different ingredients in a blender. Many dog parents will put a combination of fruit, peanut butter, vegetables, ice cubes, and water into a blender. You can then give your dog a small amount of this liquid blend or put it into an ice cube tray or popsicle mold and then put it in the freezer.

Your dogs will love the flavor that comes from these ingredients but they will also love that the cold temperature will help them stay cool and hydrated.

Frozen Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is one of the most popular snacks for dogs and you can give them a cold variant of peanut butter by filling a kong or an ice cube tray with peanut butter and putting it into the freezer. The peanut butter will become chilled and provide a tasty snack that will also help to cool your dog's body temperature down. Some dog parents will also mix the peanut butter with fruit to create a consistency that is similar to ice cream.

Ice Cubes

One of the simplest and easiest cold treats for dogs is an ice cube! Many dogs love chomping on ice cubs because of the crunch but also because it helps to cool them down and stay hydrated. If you are looking for a quick way to cool your dog off during the summer months then ice cubes are a great option! Some dog parents will even freeze a small piece of fruit such as a blueberry in the middle of an ice cube in order to provide their dog with a small amount of mental stimulation.

Wild Earth Dog Treats

Our Superfood Dog Treats with Koji are perfect alone or crumbled on top of a DIY doggy dessert! Check out our three different dog treat flavors:

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