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When it comes to treating our furry friends, nothing beats the love and care we put into homemade goodies. This summer, let's dive into the kitchen and whip up some delightful treats that will make your dog's tail wag with joy. From frozen delights to oven-baked goodness, these homemade dog treat recipes are sure to have your pup begging for more. So, grab your apron and get ready to spoil your four-legged companion with these tasty and wholesome creations!

  1. Frozen Watermelon Pupsicles: Ingredients:
  • Fresh watermelon chunks
  • Plain yogurt (preferably lactose-free)
  • Silicone molds or ice cube trays


  1. Blend the watermelon chunks until smooth.
  2. Pour the watermelon puree into the silicone molds or ice cube trays, filling each cavity about halfway.
  3. Spoon a dollop of yogurt on top of the watermelon puree.
  4. Freeze the molds for a few hours until solid.
  5. Pop out the pupsicles and serve your pup a refreshing and fruity frozen treat!
  6. Peanut Butter Banana Biscuits: Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (without xylitol)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana and peanut butter until well blended.
  3. Gradually add the whole wheat flour, stirring until a dough forms.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Allow the biscuits to cool completely before treating your pup to this delightful combination of peanut butter and banana goodness!
  8. Sweet Potato Chew Sticks: Ingredients:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly and remove any dirt or blemishes.
  3. Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise into thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. For a crispier texture, lightly coat the strips with olive oil.
  5. Arrange the strips on the baking sheet, making sure they don't overlap.
  6. Bake for approximately 2-3 hours or until the strips are dry and crispy.
  7. Once cooled, these chewy delights are ready for your pup to enjoy!

By making these homemade dog treats, you can ensure that your furry friend receives only the best ingredients and flavors. Experiment with different recipes and variations to cater to your dog's preferences and dietary needs. Remember, treats should be given in moderation and should never replace a balanced diet. So, go ahead and delight your pup with these homemade goodies—watch their tails wag and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you're providing them with love, care, and delicious treats made from the heart!

2 Responses to “ Deliciously Cool: Homemade Summer Dog Treats to Beat the Heat! ”

  1. Linda Gilston says:

    I am going to try some for Lady G – thanx so much!

  2. Thank you to the author for sharing these wonderful recipes and ideas. This article is a fantastic resource for dog owners like me who want to provide their pets with tasty and refreshing treats during the summer months.

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