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Old 06-16-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Refreshing dog treat

I see a couple threads on refreshing foods for us as these "dog days" of summer approach/are here already, and thought I would share this refreshing treat for dogs. Although I suppose we could eat it, too, if we had a mind to....
Someone told me that this is what he gives his retired sled dogs, who stay in his barn, to keep them cool. He calls it "weenie water".
You take a hot dog and put it in a small cup of water, then freeze it. Half of the hot dog is exposed. To give the dogs you squeeze the wiener and chunk of ice out of the cup.
I don't know that you would want your dog munching on this in the middle of the living room, but I thought it sounded kind of neat, and cheap, too.
No reason the poochies can't enjoy a refreshing appetizer throughout the day, too

Forgot to add; of course you could freeze anything in the cup to get your dog's interest up, bananas, carrots, whatever they like.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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My sister found Pupsicles in the frozen food section. It looks like ice cream in those little cups. Our dogs love those!
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, I knew there were commercial versions of frozen dog treats. I thought this homemade style was kinda neat. And it's only water if the dog does eat it on the carpet.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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Anyone ever buy those Beggin' Strips?

I swear, everytime I smell those things I want to jam a handfull in my yap. The smell great!


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Old 06-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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It's that bacon thing again, us men can't resist it! And they do have a wonderful bacon smell, almost hate giving them to the dogs instead of eating them all myself, but lord knows the taste would never justify the smell!! LOL.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #6
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My boys get Frosty Paws in the summer!
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
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Pupperoni is my favorite smelling dog treat, but yeah, the beggin strips smell good, too.
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don't have a dog. however, my cat, thomas loves cold watermelon. not so hip on the salt though but he still keeps licking.

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My boys get Frosty Paws in the summer!
Same here. I've been searching for a homemade version. I make my own hard treats, it would be nice to be able to copy Frosty Paws too.
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A vet once suggested that we freeze cherry tomatoes and hand them out as snacks. The tomatoes are good for them, being frozen keeps them from being messy and cools them off.

The tomoatoe replace electrolytes lost in the heat.

Love the hot dog idea.

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