Treat your dog to an ice-cold snack on a hot summer day with a homemade frozen treat. Whether your dog loves peanut butter, pumpkin or yogurt, or likes to lick his way through a block of frozen cottage cheese to find the tasty square of cheddar in the middle, he'lll enjoy cooling off with his very own icy, protein-packed snack.
Peanut Butter Treats
Place 1/3 cup peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for one to two minutes or until melted and thin. Add 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk and 1 cup water and stir until blended. Return it to the microwave for another minute or two. Stir until blended and smooth. Add 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt and mix well. Spray an icecube tray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into tray and freeze. Treat your dog to one or two ice-cube-sized servings on a hot day for a tasty, high-protein snack.
Cottage Cheese and Cheddar
Spoon nonfat cottage cheese into ice cube trays or small paper cups. Sink a small square of cheddar cheese in the center of each space and freeze. This snack is high in protein and will satisfy the cheese lover in your dog. Recommended serving is one ice cube for small to medium dogs, two for larger dogs. This treat is not recommended for dogs that are lactose-intolerant.
Yogurt Pumpkin Freeze
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Blend 1 cup of canned pumpkin with 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt. Pour or spoon into an ice cube tray or small paper cups and freeze. This is a very low-fat treat that is great for dogs that are in need of extra fiber in their diet. Most dogs love the taste of pumpkin.