Once your dog is home from their stay at Happy Pup Manor, you might be looking for some ways to spend time with them. With summer on its way, there’s lots of ways to enjoy the warm weather at the beach or by the pool. Whether it’s ice cream or your favorite latte, humans have no shortage of cold treats to enjoy–but under the summer sun, your dog gets hot too! Unfortunately, many of the foods you enjoy are not friendly to a dog’s diet, but there are still plenty of cool summer treats your pup can enjoy.
Before trying your hand at any homemade treat recipes, it’s important to familiarize yourself with some of the ingredients that dogs can and cannot ingest. Ingredients that are harmful to dogs can hide in surprising places. For instance, xylitol, an artificial sweetener, is toxic to dogs and can be found in some variations of food that are otherwise fine for your pup to eat. (Notably, canned pumpkin might contain it.) If you have any doubts about what you are feeding your dog, it’s a good idea to research first or ask your veterinarian.
Once you’re familiar with the foods that your pup can eat, you can get to cooking. Many of these treat ideas require little to no preparation, but will be no less appreciated by your furry friends.
These cold treat ideas are a great way to give your dog something special to keep cool in the summer. There’s lots of great ways to spend time with your pup in the warmer months; to get them ready for outings, consider enrolling them in a training course with Happy Pup Manor. We only offer the best for your furry friend, with 5 acres of outdoor playspace and even an indoor pool. To learn more about our luxury training and boarding services, contact us today.