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DIY Frozen Pet Treats

We can't forget about our little friends this summer! They enjoy the sunshine just as much as you do, unfortunately they can get heated pretty quickly. Why not cool them down with some easy to make frozen treats? Your pup will love you a million times more once he gets his paws on this yummy delicacy. The version I made is also great for cats, because let's face it, they tend to get jealous if I spoil my dog more than them! I'll include another recipe just for dogs at the bottom of this post!



You will need:
Ice cube tray
Can of tuna
Some water
A mixing bowl or Magic Bullet
A ziploc bag


Start by mashing up the tuna in your bowl or stuffing it into your food mixer. Don't drain the tuna water, it helps with the freezing. Add about half a cup of water to the mix.


Then mix up that tuna! I used my Magic Bullet, because really, it's my go-to kitchen appliance and takes 10 seconds. Yum... doesn't that just look delicious?...


Fill your Ziploc bag with the mix and cut a small hole in one end. This helps save you from making a huge mess while filling up the ice cube trays. Fill your trays and place in the freezer for a couple hours.



Let pets lick the bowl.  When they're nice and frozen, you can pop them out and let your pets have a taste! I recommend letting them chew on these on a tile floor or a plate, because I'm pretty sure you don't want tuna bits all over your house. You can store these in a plastic bag in your freezer for up to 6 months, so if you make a bunch you can always have some on hand!


Bear was super excited about this new treat! He snatched it right away from those pesky kitties and gobbled it up! Here an an alternate recipe for your pups only:

32oz. plain low or fat free yogurt
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp peanut butter (natural and salt free is best)
You can also add in other fruits like blueberries or anything that is safe for dogs to eat!
Mix it all together and follow the same steps above!

If you don't want to use yogurt, other freezable bases you can use are chicken broth, beef broth, water (like I did), fruit juices (natural or "no sugar added"), and baby foods (natural/organic fruit or vegetable blends). *make sure nothing has onion in it.

Do you think your pet would love these?! Give it a shot!

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28 comments:

  1. How cute! My cat goes mental for tuna xx

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  2. My dog would want to lick your face for this post! This looks so easy- I can't wait to try it out, I'm sure she'll love it!

    Thank you!
    xo Kayla

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  3. Brilliant idea!

    Kate
    http://acreativecookie.blogspot.com/

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  4. I make doggie ice cream all the time! Yours are so much cuter than mine :). And my dogs would never share with a cat...what a sweet bunch.

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  5. Where did you get those seahorse ice cube trays? Those are adorable.

    This is brilliant. =) Now I just need a few pets...

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  6. oohhh wow what an awesome idea!!! my pooch loves peanut butter so im sure she would love these. and living in Cyprus were we are currently at 40 degrees, she certainly needs a cold treat. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. This is awesome, thanks Dana! I buy those little frozen doggie yogurts at the store (and our pups LOVE them!), but how fun to make our own. :)

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  8. another adorable idear, dana!~ wish i had pets. so cute. you photographed the food quite well in this...it's hard not to make food look gross in pics. kudos.

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  9. That is a super sweet treat for pets!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a $20 Gift Card Giveaway on my blog, check it out if you're interested. :)

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  10. That's precious...love it, might have to do this :)

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  11. Too cute! I've got to make these for my puppy. :)

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  12. what a cute idea!
    too bad my little puppies are sensitive.
    they like their food warmed up haha.
    but i love this idea so much!

    Happy Wednesday Girly!

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  13. My dog -Tilly- would love these!

    Jessica :)

    http://craftygeogopher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Thanks for this precious idea, Dana! Trying this out with my little pup sometime this summer!

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  15. I absolutely ADORE your DIY tutorials!! This looks dun to make too haha!
    I'm going to make some! My cats will be pleased!

    rach xx
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. OMG those are the cutest pet treats ive ever seen <3333
    http://misscitychic.blogspot.com

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  17. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  18. You can also use plastic candy molds. Just made mine last night!

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  19. Thank you for the pet post. Your dog looks so much like my Maltipom Fez. What kind is Bear?

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  20. This is such a good idea, I'm definitely gonna have to make these for my kitties! :)

    -Ashley
    theblackcrystals.blogspot.com

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  21. featured this on my blog today :)

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  22. Hun, my cats absolutely love these! Thank you so much for the recipe :) If you have any more of these I would love to see them! x x x

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  23. Giving your cats too much tuna and other seafood leads to chronic kidney and bladder infections. House cats can not process the amount of mercury in today's fish. Just letting my cats lick the can after scraping it has led to them both having this issue! Please don't feed your cats fish!

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  24. http://robertsinterest.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-one-should-not-feed-tuna-to-cat.html

    Feeding tuna also leads to chronic kidney/bladder infections! Please please please feed in extreme moderation! I have 2 cats suffering from this!

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  25. my pooch loves peanut butter so im sure she would love these. and living in Cyprus were we are currently at 40 degrees, she certainly needs a cold treat. Thanks for sharing :)apa essay format

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  26. This is really great. I love this idea. But, dogs should not eat blueberrie or any kind of berry for that matter. They can be toxic and in some cases fatal to dogs.

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    1. This is actually not true. blueberries are not toxic or fatal to dogs. in fact, blueberries can benefit the health of your dog (especially older ones) because of their antioxidant properties. Other types of berries are safe for them to eat as well, like cranberries. Obviously not any known toxic or poisonous berries would be good though! I probably wouldn't give them a pile of berries to eat all at once, however, as that might cause diarrhea. But as a treat they are totally fine.

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