ViviPet | Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

ViviPet | Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

ViviPet | Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

Can you imagine a world with ice cream trucks that service cats? Catnip ice cream, tuna delight swirl, and chunky monkey kibble. Until that day comes around, you can still satisfy your cat with an icy treat with some of these tasty frozen treats.

 

  • Why Is Summer the Right Time for Cool Treats?

A hydrated cat is a healthy cat. This can be particularly difficult when the heat of summer hits. Cold treats are a great way to keep your cat hydrated, happy, and busy.

Cats in the wild receive most of their fluids from the food they eat. They consume their prey and that provides them with most of the moisture they need to stay hydrated. Why? Stooping down and stopping to drink from a water source can open them up to predators. This is why your cat may be weird about water.

Cats are also super sensitive to smells and want the freshest water you can offer. This is where frozen treats can help!

 

  • Can Your Cat Eat Ice Cream Made for People?

Why not just let your cat have some of your ice cream? While your cat may beg for your creamy dessert, you don’t want to share with her. Milk-based treats can make your cat throw up or have diarrhea. Why? Cats don’t have the enzyme needs to breakdown the lactose in dairy products.

Homemade Frozen Treats Your Cat Will Love!

Keeping your cat satisfied is as easy as preparing a few simple recipes. They take just a few minutes of your time and they’ll be sure to please your kitty once they’re fully frozen and ready for her to enjoy.

While they may not sound appetizing to you, your cat will find them irresistible.

Remember to always ask your vet if you’re unsure of your cat’s specific dietary needs.

 

  1. Frozen Tuna Bites

Not much of a cook? No problem. This recipe is a one-and-done.

  • Drain a can of tuna or salmon or use a pre-drained pouch.
  • Place wax paper in a sandwich-sized Tupperware container.
  • Spoon a small amount of the tuna onto the wax paper.
  • Let them freeze.

 Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

 

  1. Paw-psicles

Got a blender, food processor, or shake maker? Then you have what you need to make some seriously tasty and hydrating popsicles that your cat will adore!

  • Blend together tuna, salmon, or cooked chicken with one cup of water.
  • Pour into an ice cube tray.
  • Place toothpicks or popsicle sticks in the individual
  • Let freeze overnight.

Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

 

  1. Cat Ice Cream

Use lactose-free milk or another lactose-free dairy product and mix it together with some cat treats, chunks of tuna, or even some dry cat food.

Freeze these in your ice cube tray and watch your kitty lap away once they’re ready to serve!

 Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

 

  1. Frozen Cat Food

Whether you’re super busy or you just don’t have the golden touch when it comes to cooking up kitty cuisine, you can always make simple cat food cubes.

What do you need?

  • Water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Cat food (kibble or wet food)

Simply fill your ice cube tray halfway full with water. Add chunks of wet food or enough kibble to the ice cube tray to fill each spot. Freeze.

Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

 

  1. Bold Banana Bites

While your cat may not go crazy for most fruits, some do enjoy bananas. Experiment with this tasty treat by creating banana bites.

Puree your bananas in the blender. Add a little water to make the mixture smooth. Pour them into your ice cube tray. If you want to make them more cat-tastic, add a few pieces of kibble. And, you guessed, freeze!

Keep Your Kitty Cool with These Homemade Summer Treats

 

The best part of these cool treats is that they’re also healthy for your cat! Keeping your cat hydrated will reduce urinary tract problems in the future and provide her with variety and vitamins! If she’s not completely convinced of how awesome these icy pops are, remind her that even the biggest cats at the zoo enjoy a cold treat in the summertime.


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