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Recipe Friday – Frozen Icy Treats

With the warmer weather on the way (or here to stay depending on where you live), here is a nice, cool treat that is sure to make your dog sit up and beg for more.


  • 2 cartons plain or vanilla yogurt (32 oz each)
  • 1 small can tuna in water (8oz.)
  • 2 tsp. garlic power (I know that some believe that garlic is toxic for dogs, so if you are worried about that, leave it out.  I use it in my recipes from time to time in SMALL DOSES, especially when flea season is upon us.  It is a good, natural repellent).  Here is more information about garlic and dogs.  Read and research information and judge for yourself if you wish to use this.  You may omit this ingredient from the recipe and it will not change anything but the flavor.
  • 24 3 oz. plastic cups (not paper)


Open yogurt, if they are full to the top use a spoon & scoop out one cup (these will be frozen as plain yogurt).

Put half of the can of tuna in each yogurt container add the garlic power (1 tsp. in each) & stir thoroughly.

Use a spoon & scoop the mixture into the cups.

When feeding this treat to your dog, remember moderation.  Also, make sure to get the treat out of the plastic cup before giving it to your dog.  Placing them in a warm water bath for about 30 seconds should help loosen it enough to get it out.  (Do not submerge the treats underwater).

Place on a tray & freeze overnight.

Makes about 24 treats.


Recipe Friday – Frozen Dog Treat

I know what you’re thinking.  It’s the middle of winter, why would I want to give my dog a frozen treat?!?  Well, when I give Sasha a frozen treat, it tends to last longer and she has to work at it to get it eaten.

Now, onto the recipe:

  • 2 ripe banana
  • 3 T. peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 24 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt
Microwave the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl until melted. Blend all of the ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze in ice cube trays or cupcake tins depending on the size of your dog. Once frozen, remove a treat from the tray and feed to your dog.  I prefer using an ice cube tray, as I think that cupcake or muffin tins are too much of a treat to feed (remember you want to give treats in moderation only).