Homemade dog treats for summer

Homemade dog treats for summer

There’s nothing like spending summer with your dog: pool parties, swimming in the lake, late night walks and playing with friends in the park. This season surely represents many benefits and entertaining opportunities for dogs.

But as fun as it might sound, it can also represent some risks for them, the main one being a heat stroke, which can cause symptoms such as elevated breathing rates, excessive panting, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rates and abnormal gum color. It can also lead to death in extreme cases.

That’s why it is extremely important to keep our dogs cool during the summer. Luckily, there are many ways to do so, such as:

  • Making sure they always have a bowl of fresh clean water
  • Avoiding going out on worst heat hours
  • Don’t exposing them directly to the sun

And the one that brings us here today: feeding them delicious and refreshing homemade treats. They are extremely easy to prepare and a great tool for keeping your dog cool during the summer. They will not only enjoy them for their taste, but also because it will help them decrease their temperature.

Let’s go over some easy DIY recipes for homemade dog treats you can prepare during summer to make sure your pup has the best time possible.

1. Fruit + Yogurt Frozen Treat

This treat is amazing for doggies that are passionate fruit lovers. The best part is that you can use whatever dog-friendly fruit your pooch likes best, there isn’t just one simple and boring way to prepare this delicious treat.


Step by step:

  • Pick your dog favorite’s fruit
  • Clean it thoroughly
  • Cut it into very small pieces, you can even smash it if you want
  • Place a small amount of the sliced fruit into each cube of the tray
  • Pour some yogurt on top of every tray
  • Place one of Mokai’s treats in some of the cubes
  • Freeze for three to four hours
  • Check if it is frozen and it’s ready to serve

By adding one of Mokai’s Multivitamins Treats you’ll also be providing your dog with amazing health benefits such as boosting their nervous, immune and cardiovascular system, improving skin and coat, and reducing inflammation. 

2. PB&J Frozen Treat

PB&Js are one of the most delicious snacks we can eat during summer, and let’s be honest, every season of the year. The good news is that you can create a dog-friendly alternative of your favorite snack to share with your pooch!

Peanut butter is not only safe for dogs to eat, but it also has many benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, boosting heart health, managing blood sugar levels and promoting strong bones.

Nevertheless, it should be given to dogs in moderation, otherwise it can cause some detrimental effects for their health. As a general rule, small dogs should eat no more than half a teaspoon, medium dogs no more than a teaspoon and big dogs no more than one tablespoon a day. 

Let’s dive right into this delicious recipe.


  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • ¼ cup of water
  • One teaspoon of peanut butter (remember to use the appropriate amount your dog can eat according to their size mentioned above).
  • Mokai’s Omega-3 Allergy Relief Chews
  • Ice cube tray

Step by step:

  • Clean the strawberries thoroughly
  • Cut off the top leaf of the strawberries
  • Mix them into a blender with the water
  • Now that we have this natural jam, we can put some of it into the ice cube trays
  • Add some peanut butter to each one of the cubes
  • Top some of them with one of Mokai’s treats
  • Freeze for three to four hours
  • Check if it is frozen and it’s ready to serve

By adding Mokai’s Omega-3 Chews you’ll be reducing your dog’s  joint pain, preventing skin allergies and improving brain development. 

3. Frozen Cake

This treat is not only great because your dog will love its taste, but also because it is known as an enrichment activity for dogs. It stimulates them mentaaly, emotionally and physically. They are extremely important in every dog’s life, and few people know that they are as important as taking them on daily walks to the park.

If you want to learn more about enrichment activities for dogs and their importance, make sure to check out this article.


Step by step:

  • Fill the bowl or tupper with water
  • Pour some broth into it
  • Add some kibbles, pieces of fruits and the amount of Mokai supplements your dog should eat per day into it
  • Freeze it for five hours
  • Check if it is frozen and it’s ready to serve

Your pooch will have the time of their life just licking their way to the prices.

4. Frozen Kong

If we are talking about enrichment activities, we must mention the stuffing Kongs. They are a great enrichment tool and dogs can spend hours with it. What is more, you can also freeze them and create an amazing entertaining treat for summer. 

With Kongs, the possibilities are endless. You can stuff them with just about everything: peanut butter, cream cheese, plain yogurt, fruit, veggies, kibble, chicken, rice, whatever you can think of.

Luckily, we have created a Pinterest board with over 70 Kong stuffing ideas for you to find the best one for your dog. 

Once you find the best stuff for your pooch, you just have to freeze it! They will have the time of their life.

5. Sweet Potato Ice-cream

Although it might not sound too appealing to you, we assure you your dog will love this sweet potato ice-cream. 


Step by step:

  • Boil the sweet potato until it is soft enough for you to smash it
  • Make some smashed sweet potatoes and mix it with Mokai’s blend
  • Add some cream cheese or peanut butter
  • Mix it all together and put it into the ice tray
  • Freeze for three to four hours

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