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Fun and Healthy Summer Dog Snack Recipes: Keep Your Pup Cool and Happy!


As the summer heat intensifies, it's essential to ensure our furry friends stay cool, hydrated, and healthy. What better way to do this than by making some fun, healthy, and easy-to-make dog snacks? These pupsicle recipes are designed to be both nutritious and refreshing, perfect for those scorching summer days. 

Blueberries and pieces of watermelon cut into star shapes on plate with superimposed text reading Watermelon and Blueberry Dog Popsicles

Watermelon and Blueberry Dog Pupsicles

For something a little red, white, and blue, give watermelon and blueberry dog pupsicles a try!


  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water


  1. Blend the watermelon cubes until smooth.
  2. Pour the watermelon puree into ice cube trays, filling them halfway.
  3. Add a few blueberries to each compartment.
  4. Top off each compartment with coconut water.
  5. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until solid.

Health Benefits:

  • Watermelon: Hydrating and low in calories, it contains vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium.
  • Blueberries: Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins C and K, they support overall health.
  • Coconut Water: Provides electrolytes to keep your dog hydrated.

Bowl of peanut butter surrounded by banana slices with superimposed text reading Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Bites

Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Bites

Dogs go crazy for anything peanut butter, so why not make it a cooling refresher for the hot summer months?


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (ensure it’s xylitol-free)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt


  1. Mash the banana in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Mix in the peanut butter and yogurt until well combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into silicone molds or ice cube trays.
  4. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid.

Health Benefits:

  • Bananas: A great source of potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C.
  • Peanut Butter: Provides protein and healthy fats, along with vitamins E and B.
  • Yogurt: Contains probiotics which aid in digestion.

Carrots and chunks of pumpkin with text superimposed that reads Pumpkin and Carrot Cool Treats

Pumpkin and Carrot Cool Treats

Pumpkin may be a fall treat for us, but with it’s great health benefits for our pups, why not make it into a healthy, cool treat?


  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Spoon the mixture into ice cube trays or silicone molds.
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours or until solid.

Health Benefits:

  • Pumpkin: Rich in fiber and beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A.
  • Carrots: Provide beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, and potassium.
  • Honey: Natural sweetener with antibacterial properties.

Protect Your Dog's Paws with Lavengel

In addition to keeping your dog cool with these refreshing snacks, it’s crucial to protect their paws from hot pavements. Lavengel® is an excellent product to have on hand during the summer.

How Lavengel Helps:

  • Vitamin E TPGS: Provides antioxidant properties, protecting and moisturizing the skin.
  • Lavender Oil: Known for its soothing and healing properties, it helps calm irritated skin quickly.
  • Vitamin C: Promotes healing and supports collagen production.
  • Zinc: Essential for skin health, aiding in the repair of tissues.
  • Water: Keeps the skin hydrated and supports the healing process.

Applying Lavengel® to your dog's paws can help prevent and heal burns caused by hot pavements, ensuring your furry friend stays happy and comfortable all summer long.

Stay Cool Out There

Keeping your dog cool and healthy during the summer is easy with these simple, nutritious recipes. Not only will your pup love these delicious treats, but they'll also benefit from the essential nutrients. And don’t forget to protect their paws with Lavengel to make sure they can enjoy their summer walks without discomfort.

Here's to a fun and refreshing summer for you and your furry friend!