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Summertime Paw-psicle DIY Dog Treat Recipe

Beat the heat this summer, and celebrate the season by trying out this at-home, easy dog treats recipe! This delicious DIY dog treat recipe combines: yogurt, an excellent source of probiotics to help maintain your dog’s digestive system; strawberries and blueberries, packed with antioxidants to help protect your pup from free radicals; and Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats, a yummy and low-calorie source of protein. Making dog cookie recipes at home gives your four-legged family member a special treat while ensuring that he only gets the best ingredients out there. Treat your dogs with this natural and simple dog treat recipe that is sure to provide a tasty (and refreshing!) reward and help him celebrate all that summer has to offer.

Ingredients:

• 6 Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats

• 1 cup plain yogurt

• ½ cup strawberries

• ½ cup blueberries

Supplies:

• Hugs Pet Products Silicone Baking Pan

• Blender

• Measuring cup

• 3 small bowls

• Spoon

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 105 minutes

Yield: 15 DIY dog treats

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Steps

1. Blend 1/3 cup of plain yogurt with strawberries, and set aside in a small bowl.

2. Blend 1/3 cup of plain yogurt with blueberries, and set aside in a separate small bowl.

3. Crush Halo Liv-a-Littles treats into the remaining 1/3 cup of plain yogurt, and set aside in another small bowl.

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4. Spoon just enough of the strawberry blend to cover the bottom of each paw print in the Hugs Pet Products Silicone Baking Pan. This should go no higher than 1/3 of the depth of each paw print well.

5. Freeze for 30 minutes.

6. Spoon just enough of the Halo Liv-a-Littles treat blend into each paw print. Make sure to leave enough room for one more layer.

7. Freeze for 30 minutes.

8. Separation may have occurred between the yogurt and blueberries. Stir before spooning enough of the blueberry blend into each paw print to top it off without letting the wells overflow.

9. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Pro-tip: Don’t you love licking batter bowls clean as you bake? Let your pups lick each small bowl while waiting for the dog cookie recipe to set!

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10. Press the back side of each paw print to pop out each of the DIY dog treats.

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Sit back and enjoy some outdoor playtime with your dog, and let him to cool off with a delicious and colorful reward that’s not only good, but also good for him!

This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. If your pet has any health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.

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