Ten Ways to Spoil Your Pup This Summer

Dog treatsSummers can be a great time to spend with family and friends outdoors. This is also a wonderful time for your pup to run around, soak up some sun, and spend time with you. Here are a few ways to spoil your dog this summer so they will know they are a cherished part of the family.

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats are simple and fun to make. This can be a healthy substitute to Milk Bones or store-bought treats and they will be much tastier. To make a quick and simple batch of dog treats you may want to try this recipe. They’ll smell so delicious you will want to take a bite!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites

1 cup milk

2 eggs

2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup flour

½ tablespoon for taste

Fresh Breath Chew Toy

Fresh breath chew toys are a great way to keep your dog’s breath fresh between brushing. If you decide to purchase one they are usually between $5 to $15 in store or online. Be sure to get one without additives, preservatives, or chemicals. This way your pup won’t get sick if they devour the whole thing and you won’t have to worry about them while they munch.

New Pet Bed

A new bed can go a long way for your pooch. This can make them feel more comfortable and ease sore joints if they are a senior dog. You can always buy on online or at the store or you can make one at home. Here is a simple and quick tutorial.

Kong or Bone Filler

Bone or Kong filler is a tasty treat you can put in your pups bones or Kong toy that will entertain them for hours and will keep them happy. You only need two ingredients. A puree of their choice (my pup enjoys sweet potato and peanut butter) and a flower of your choice is all you need. I usually use coconut flour for taste. Mix it all up and generously filly the Kong or bone with the mix. Your dog will be thrilled.

Ball in The Food

A ball in the food is a great way to make your pup feel like feeding time is a game and keep them from eating their food too fast and getting sick. Just place a ball in their dish with the food and they’ll be as happy as a pup with belly rubs.

Ice Lick

Put some of your pup’s favorite plastic toys and yummy treats in water and let it freeze over night. Then you can take it outside and give them something cool to off with throughout your game of fetch or just relaxing by the pool.

Sprinkle Parsley in Their Food

This is a great all natural breathe freshener for pups and people alike. Put this is their food ball and you won’t wince every time they pant.

Fancy Bath

You love baths and if you create a comfortable, relaxing spa for your pup they may too. Have the water be somewhat shallow and lukewarm. Then fill it with their toys and have plenty of kibble on you. They will really appreciate it!

Booties

In the summer and winter the ground can be very harmful to a dog’s sensitive paws. If you’re going for a summer walk make sure to put booties on your pup if they’re going to be walking over hot concrete or roads.

Agility Course

Every one would love their own gym! Now your pooch can have one too! Making a small agility course in your backyard is easy and a great way to get plenty of exercise.