The summers are hot and if your dog is outside much they might enjoy these frozen yogurt dog treats to cool down.
We have been dealing with a horrible heat wave here in New Jersey and I always worry about the poor animals that can not tell us just how hot they are. Our fur babies are some of our most important babies. I want them to be healthy, happy and live a long long life. These Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats are a delicious and healthy way to cool off your dogs.
Do Not Use Artificial Sweeteners for Dog Treats
If you are going to give your dog yogurt, it should be free of any added sweeteners, both natural and artificial. Added sugars are not healthy for dogs or humans, and some artificial sweeteners, like xylitol, are toxic for dogs.
You should also look for a yogurt that has lots of live cultures (bacteria), because they help digest the lactose in the yogurt.
I ask that you please use good caution. If your dog is reacting lethargic, vomiting or having loose bowels please do not feed them anymore treats and seek medical advice.
We used basic ice cube trays for ours but you can totally get cute dog bone molds from Amazon!
Is it OK For Dogs to Eat Frozen Yogurt?
It is safe for dogs to eat frozen yogurt. Yogurt can help with digestion in your dog. Just be aware of not buying yogurt that has added ingredients that could make your dog sick. That is why I reach plain Greek yogurt, but you could reach for plain yogurt of any brand you prefer.
Limit Calories for Pudgy Dogs
If you are watching your dog’s weight if they are overweight, just reach for non-fat. Just ensure it doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners as those can be very harmful to dogs.
How to Store Leftover Dog Treats
Simply place your dog treats in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer bag. Then just keep them in the container until you are ready to give them one. These frozen yogurt dog treats will last up to three months in the freezer.
Can I Use Flavored Yogurt
Flavored yogurt means that you are having added sugar into the mix. That is why I opt for plain and use fresh fruit for added flavor.
What If My Dog Doesn’t Like Strawberry
You can swap with other dog-friendly fruits, or even mix in peanut butter. This is a versatile recipe, just swap with an ingredient that matches your dog’s tastebuds.
How Many Can I Give My Dog A Day
Depending on your dog’s size and weight will depend on how many your dog can have each day. So I would only allow them to have one or maybe a couple depending on their size.
When To Give These Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats to Your Dog
Step outside for your potty break and let your pooch have the treat. They will melt and make a mess so if you are outdoors and won’t have much to worry about! If you give to your dog indoors, be aware not to let them eat the treat on the carpet.
Do you think your dog will like these frozen yogurt dog treats?
A delicious way to cool off your dog with a special treat. A super healthy treat for your dog that will make you both happy.
- 2 cups strawberries - hulled and sliced
- 1 1/2 banana
- 1 cup plain Greek nonfat yogurt
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and purée until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes).
- Pour into 2 ice cube trays and freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Release the frozen doggie treats from the ice cube trays and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Reward your dog with a frozen strawberry banana treat on hot summer days!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Sodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g