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Cool Dog Treats for the Summer

This summer has been hot hot hot! For us humans we can easily grab a tasty ice pop to help battle the heat. For our furry friends, staying cool can be a challenge. Regular old ice cubes do the trick, but how boring is that? Use these recipes to add some flavor to your dog treats that your dog is sure to enjoy!

Cool Dogs Treats for the Summer

Stuffed Kongs

Kongs are a great way to keep your dog entertained to begin with but throw it in the freezer and you have a way to keep them cool. Here are a few ways to stuff and freeze a Kong, but be sure not to stuff it to the brim!

  1. Mash a ripe banana and mix with one tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter. Stuff the mixture into a Kong and freeze.
  2. Stuff the Kong with treats and chicken brother. Seal the hole with peanut butter and freeze. As it melts, it can get messy so it’s best to give this treat to your pup outside.

A Twist on Ice Cubes

Pour chicken or beef broth into ice cube trays. When frozen, place a few of these yummy pooch ice pops in the food bowl with your dog’s kibble or simply add to the water bowl for a flavored beverage.

Bone Marrow Bones

You can go to your local butcher and ask for bone marrow bones. One your pup chews the marrow, you can reuse the bone. To make it a frozen treat, add peanut butter inside the bone and freeze!

Banana Bites

Cut up a banana into pieces and freeze. You can even coat the bites in peanut butter to make it extra tasty!

I hope these summertime dog treats help cool down your pups! Have some recipes to add? Leave us a comment below. 

An Easy and Filling, Vegetable Soup Recipe!

vegetable soupNow that we are headed into the colder months, you may find yourself craving a nice, hot bowl of vegetable soup. If you have access to a kitchen, I have a great and easy recipe for you! This recipe is delicious and actually really filling. It is super easy to make and does not require too much preparation. This vegetable soup will warm you up on a cold day and you’ll probably have leftovers for a few days!

What You’ll Need:

-1 carton/32 ounces of vegetable broth

-1/2-3/4 cup of cut and peeled carrots, chopped

-4 stalks of celery, chopped

-3/4 cup of cabbage, chopped

-1/2 cup diced tomatoes

-Salt and pepper to taste

 Cooking Directions:

1. Combine all of your ingredients into a medium-large sized pot and stir.

2. Cook over medium heat and cover for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Uncover and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir. Once you taste it, decide if you want to add more salt or pepper until you get it to your liking.

4. Serve yourself (and some friends) a bowl and either keep leftovers simmering on low heat for seconds or pour into Tupperware to store in your fridge or freezer for more long lasting preservation!

*You can also add noodles, rice, or orzo to this recipe if you’d like. Or if you’re feeling in the mood, you can even add some matzo balls!

Now pour yourself some delicious vegetable soup, grab a blanket, and curl up in front of your TV for a warm, relaxing night in!