There’s no doubt about it: Summer comes with a slew of snacks we dream about all winter. Think hot dogs and hamburgers hot off the grill at a barbecue, freshly sliced fruit at sunset on the patio, ice-cold popsicles by the pool. But what’s tasty for us isn’t always safe for our furry friends, so we’ve compiled a list of tantalizing treats that your pup can enjoy along with you all summer long.
Full of potassium, vitamins A and B6, and (of course) water, watermelon is a perfect sweet snack for your pup. Just ensure to cut off the rind, slice it up into small pieces, and remove the seeds to avoid any digestion issues.
Give your pup a little tropical treat with some mango. Packed with fiber and vitamins A, B6, C, and E, mango provides the right balance of delicious and nutritious. Just be sure to peel the mango and remove the pit prior to giving the snack to your furry friend.
Does anything taste more like summer than corn fresh off the cob? Corn is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, linoleic acid, and antioxidants for your dog. Although it may be tempting to let him gnaw on a cob, it can be a choking hazard and may cause an intestinal blockage, so be sure to feed him or her just the cooked corn kernels.
Bone Broth Ice Cubes
The meaty flavor of bone broth is irresistible to any dog. Plus, bone broth is a good source of collagen and amino acids, which may benefit your pup’s joints and digestive health. Simply pour plain bone broth into ice cube trays and stick them in the freezer.
DIY Doggie Ice Cream
While you should avoid feeding your pup your usual pint of Ben & Jerry’s, that doesn’t mean they can’t delight in their own sweet treat. Get crafty in the kitchen and make a dog-safe ice cream. One of our favorites, The Ultimate Dog Ice Cream, uses bananas, plain yogurt, and peanut butter, but you can swap in any of your pup’s favorite fruits and snacks.
It’s important to note that these snacks should be enjoyed as special treats, so don’t let your dog overindulge. If you have any specific dietary questions as it pertains to your pup, please contact your veterinarian.
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