The British Summer is finally here! But while the shining sun is enjoyed by us humans, it does make life difficult for our dogs. Covered mainly in fur and with only a small amount of sweat glands, dogs can get hot pretty quick – with panting the only real way to get rid of excess warmth. During these hot days, we need to find ways to help our dogs stay cool and safe in the growing heat.

One way we can keep our dogs cool is by ensuring they stay hydrated and so this week at Ruff Shop HQ, the hounds and their pals have been enjoying some tasty homemade cooling treats. Here’s how to make them…

Step one

We used the Outward Hound Slow Feeder to make our fun shaped frozen dog treats!

Step two

Select some healthy, natural, dog-friendly ingredients.

Step three

Boil the turkey for 10 minutes in fresh spring water.

Step four

Rub a little coconut oil around the inner edges of the Slow Feeder

Step five

Add fruit, veggies, and a few pieces of your cooked turkey in the slow feeder.

Step six

Add one ladle full of the turkey's cooking water.

Step seven

Top up with natural spring water.

Step eight

Freeze for 4-8 hours, then run a little warm water onto the back of the feeder to release the treat!

Now time for your dogs to enjoy these delicious, cold, healthy treats!

The Ingredients

Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins.

Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to support cardiovascular and urinary tract health.

Turkey (lean with fat removed) is a low fat protein and rich source of Selenium It is also high in Tryptophan, which is needed for T-cells and boosting serotonin levels.

What other ingredients would you try? Let us know in the comments!


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The above information is based on research. We are not canine nutritionists, so please always contact your veterinary professional if you are unsure of feeding your dog any foods.