If you’re wondering what the best summer foods are for dogs, you’re probably thinking about your own favorite foods to enjoy in the summer. Guess what? Some of the top dog summer foods that are safe for them to eat are the same as your top picks. Learn more about the best dog summer foods to make for your pet. Some of these will help cool down your dog, too!
It’s always a good idea to check with your dog’s veterinarian before giving them new foods to make sure it’s advised for their dietary and health needs.
Seedless watermelon is a sweet, refreshing – and healthy – dessert for humans and dogs alike. Share a cube or two with your dog to see if he likes watermelon. Use extra watermelon chunks left over from your barbecue to make these watermelon summer dog treats recipes.
This orange-hued seasonal melon is another low-calorie treat for dogs. It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals that will cool down dogs if you serve it chilled. Just don’t let your dog eat the seeds or rind. It can have adverse gastrointestinal effects.
You might snack on frozen blueberries in the summer to cool off and your dog can, too! They’re low in calories and high in vitamins and antioxidants so toss a few into your pup’s bowl for a sweet summer treat.
You can share some of your grilled chicken with your pup this season as long as it’s plain and isn’t seasoned. Make sure you’re adjusting your dog’s food portions accordingly if you’re sharing a few ounces of chicken. They probably won’t need their full dinner portion if they’ve been noshing some of this barbecued poultry at the backyard barbecue.
Burgers and grills go hand in hand during the summer and you dog will love having their own burger treats to nosh. Old Mother Hubbard’s Grillin’ Grub treats are flavored with cheese, bacon and hickory smoke. These crunchy treats are shaped like hamburgers and are made from delicious ingredients like chicken fat, apples, carrots, whole wheat flour and spices your pup will find lip-lickingly delicious.
Frozen broth cubes
Pour some low-sodium chicken broth or beef broth into ice cube trays for a frozen snack your dog will love on hot days. These broths or bone broths help cool down dogs when they lick or chew a few cubes during the um, dog days of summer.
You might be wondering if a dog summer food that’s safe for them is ice cream. Luckily, the answer is yes! Keep it to a very small portion if you’re sharing some of your ice cream and avoid give your dog ice cream that contains chocolate or xylitol. Better yet, whip up homemade dog pupsicles in the freezer with dog-friendly ingredients.