With summer just around the corner, everyone who's a pet owner must pay attention to their pets needs - especially dogs. These adorable animals can easily overheat during the hot weather. However, there's one thing that will help them cool off and feel better to enjoy the beautiful, sunny days: frozen treats! In this article you'll find the best and easiest DIY frozen dog treat recipes.

Watermelon Bones

Watermelon bones.
Watermelon bones are a healthy frozen treat for your pup! Image source: Pet Guide

This treat is so easy to make and it only takes​ three ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or coconut water)
  • ¼ cup honey

Important: you’ll want to remove the seeds from the watermelon so your pet won't end up choking! Then you’ll blend it all until the consistency is liquid - pretty much a juice. Pour the mixture into a bone shaped ice tray silicone mold and let it freeze. After the treats are frozen, they're ready for your dog to enjoy.

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothies

Strawberry and banana smoothies.
These strawberry banana smoothie treats only take about 10 minutes to make! Image source: The Cottage Market

It will take you about ten minutes to prepare this recipe. The ingredients you need are:

  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 and ½ cups Greek yogurt (low fat)
  • 1 sliced banana
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey

And you can find the directions at The Cottage Market.

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Pumpkin and Banana “Pupsicle”

Pumpkin and banana
Dogs will love these pumpkin banana treats! Image source: DogVills

If you're a fan of summer recipes, you probably already know these two flavors combine very well. Our puppy friends adore them as well, so for this recipe you'll need:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 banana

See the full directions at Pet Guide.

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Coconut Oil and Blueberry Hearts

Coconut oil and blueberry hearts.
Coconut oil is super healthy for dogs! Image source: Hello Nature

Not only does this recipe helps your pet cool off, it's a healthy dog treat! And you only need two ingredients:

  • ½ cup solid coconut oil
  • Frozen blueberries

And the directions you'll follow:

  1. First of all, set aside the silicone mold with a frozen blubbery in each heart - find the perfect heart silicone mold here.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan until it's liquid.
  3. Wait for it to cool and pour it into the mold.
  4. Put the mold in the fridge until frozen.
  5. You can store the treats in a plastic baggie in the freezer until ready to give to your dog.

This recipe is from Hello Nature, where you can find a lot more about dog health.

Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Paws

Peanut butter and coconut oil paws.
What dog doesn't love peanut butter? Image source: Live Laugh Rowe

For this you'll need:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

If your coconut oil is in solid form, heat until melted. Then add the peanut butter and cinnamon stirring it until completely smooth. It should come to a point where it's thick but still pourable. Lastly, pour into the tray and take it to the freezer for a couple of hours (until frozen). These soften quickly, so make sure to store them in a container in the freezer.

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