On a hot summer day, my Morkie, Mila, enjoys a refreshing treat just like you and me. But ice cream may not be an appropriate summer snack for your dog; make sure to only give your pets treats that are not going to upset their digestive system or otherwise harm them. Consider these cool summer treat ideas for your Morkie.
Frozen green beans
Mila loves to eat frozen green beans in the summer. She will happily munch on a few when allowed, and I don’t mind giving them to her because they are healthy for dogs as well as people. If you don’t have any frozen green beans on hand, your Morkie might like some frozen carrot slices or another type of vegetable that is safe for dogs.
Ice cubes with hidden treats
Hide treats inside ice cubes for your Morkie to lick her way toward on a hot summer day. Chicken, cheese chunks, blueberries, and various other safe foods will be much appreciated once your pet reaches the middle. If nothing else, give her a plain ice cube to help stay cool and hydrated.
Make homemade doggy popsicles by blending your Morkie’s favorite ingredients, then freeze them in an ice cube tray. For example, a banana, plain yogurt, and peanut butter make an excellent sweet-but-safe doggy popsicle that your pup will surely appreciate on a hot day. Other ideas include chicken broth, pumpkin, and apples.
Frozen kong treats
If you have a toy, such as the kong, with a hole in the center, fill it with peanut butter or any of the ideas listed above, then freeze. Reward your Morkie with this treat on a hot summer day. Mila loves to work on licking peanut butter out of her kong toy, and it keeps her busy for a long time.
Be sure to avoid giving your dog the following foods: onions, garlic, grapes, chocolate, broccoli, milk, and alcohol, among other foods that may cause digestive upset or other health hazards.
What is your Morkie’s favorite cool treat in the summer?
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