Let Your Pets Chill Out: The Treats That Keep Your Pet Cool

With the hot weather seeing pub gardens full, parks busy and ice cream sales going through the roof, everyone is seeking a way to stay cool yet enjoy the sun. What about your pets though? When you indulge in a cold drink or a sumptuous sundae, what can they enjoy to keep them cool, entertained and hydrated?

Luckily there are some great things you can do, whether at home or abroad. Let’s look at a selection of the best treats to keep your pets cool this summer!

Dogs, cats or even your smaller furry friends, we got them covered right here!


Treats to keep your dog cool

Dogs can overheat very easily so it is important to keep them cool. Aside from keeping them in the shade a few tasty treats can also do wonders for keeping your dog happy and content when the mercury rises!

Banana and berry cubes

Simple to make, healthy and very tasty, these could even be a treat for yourself! Simply puree some banana and some berries, put your mixed puree into an ice cube tray and freeze. Bring it out later for a tasty, icy snack.

If you have a smaller dog, you can add water to your puree to help reduce the calorie count!

You will need:

  • Bananas
  • Mixed berries
  • Ice cube tray
  • Water (if required)


Peanut butter fun!

A treat with a little more of a challenge for your dog! Find their favourite puzzle toy and put a small spoon of peanut butter inside it. Add some soaked biscuits and then put in the freezer. Once frozen, it provides something tasty, challenging and fun! Just don’t use too much peanut butter as it has a very high-calorie count! Additionally, check if it contains xylitol. If it does, you won’t be able to use it as it’s toxic to dogs!

You will need:

  • A spoon of peanut butter
  • Puzzle toy
  • Dog biscuits


Treats to keep your cat cool

Your feline friend will feel the heat just like you, so it makes perfect sense to allow them the opportunity to keep cool too!  These two ideas mean your cat can have fun keeping cool!

Tuna pops

Fish is a favourite among many cats. Full of nutrition, tasty and versatile! Ever had a tuna ice pop before? Well, maybe now you can!

Simply get a can of spring water tuna- the others containing brine or sunflower oil are not suitable- and pour the spring water into a jug of 400ml of water. Stir and then pour into your chosen mould. As they start to freeze, add a treat stick to the freezing cube to act as a lolly stick and return them to the freezer, a little catnip can be added if you wish as well.

Remove once completely frozen and your cat will have its own ice lolly just like you!

You will need:

  • 400ml water
  • 1 tin of spring water tuna
  • Treat stick


Yummy Yoghurt

Frozen yoghurt can be a great treat if your cat can tolerate dairy. Get a tub of Greek yoghurt and some smooth cat food. If yours is particularly chunky, you can blend it. Mix the two together and put the mixture into a bag. Seal the bag but snip off an end. From there you can squeeze out little drops onto baking paper, or into ice cube trays. Freeze them until solid and once ready you have a nutritious, tasty treat.

You will need:

  • 1 tub Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tin/pouch cat food


Treats to keep smaller pets cool

Our hamsters and rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils spend a lot of their time buried in their little houses, they must get hot even when the sun isn’t shining!

The majority of them live on a fruit and veg diet so picking a variety of colourful and tasty foods is easy. Full of natural goodness and a variety of flavours, our little friends cannot miss out!


Frozen Veg!

Very simple, take your chosen vegetable, cut into a portion size suitable for your pet and then put it in the freezer. Once the vegetable has frozen, place it into the pet’s enclosure and watch them nibble at it allowing a cool refreshing blast of ice-cold vitamin vitality to fill their body!

You will need:

  • A choice of vegetables
  • A freezer!


Simple Slushies

We may have stocked up on slush puppies, iced teas and anything else like that but what about our hamster and other small pets? We can’t just let them settle with water, can we?

Well, alongside their water-which you must provide at all times, you can add a little fun to their diet with a slushie. Simply add some veg or fruit alongside some ice cubes to a blender. Make it into a slush mix and pour it into a little bowl.

You can get some great appealing colours with the vast array of fruits and vegetables available to us. Just check they are pet-safe before blending your next creation!


You will need:

  • Pet-safe fruit or vegetables
  • Ice cubes
  • Blender


We hope these few ideas have inspired you to find ways to help keep your pets cool. As with anything dietary, be aware of allergies before trying something new!

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