Refreshing Summer Snack for Dogs: A Hydrating and Nutritious Recipe

Refreshing Summer Snack for Dogs: A Hydrating and Nutritious Recipe

Dr. Maria de Bettencourt Tavares Dr. Maria de Bettencourt Tavares
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As the intense summer heat continues, keeping our furry friends hydrated and well-nourished is essential during hot summer days. This is why today we bring you a nutritious and refreshing summer snack for dogs that you can prepare at home, featuring three ingredients that are both safe and beneficial for our furry friends.

 

Ingredient 1: Watermelon

Why? Because of its hydrating properties. Watermelon, which contains over 90% water, provides great hydrating benefits making it a fantastic natural source of refreshment for our furry friends. Not only does watermelon quench thirst, but it also contains essential nutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium, which supports healthy heart function. 

 

Ingredient 2: Strawberries

Why? Because they are low in calories and packed with antioxidants. Strawberries also add a sweet note and contain fiber and vitamin C. Among many other benefits, strawberries also contribute to whitening our pups’ teeth due to the presence of malic acid.

 

Ingredient 3: Cottage Cheese

Why? Because it is low in fat and low in lactose (and many dogs can’t digest lactose well). Make sure to get cottage cheese that is low in sodium and without added herbs or flavors for a safe and nutritious ingredient, and a delightful treat for your pup.

 

The Scrumptious Recipe

Now, the moment you've been waiting for! We present a fun and easy-going recipe for a refreshing summer snack for dogs that your pup will adore. 

This recipe was prepared for a 3.2kg dog. Please feel free to adjust according to the size of your dog. 

 

1 teaspoon of cottage cheese

1 strawberry cut into pieces (remove green tops)

3 small pieces of watermelon (remove any seeds or rind)

 

This recipe contains only 13 kcal and will provide your dog with calcium, antioxidants, vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, and fiber.

All mixed together in a bowl, you can whip up this delightful treat that perfectly balances hydration, nutrition, and taste for a yummy, refreshing summer snack for dogs.

Looking to add a little pawsome crunch to this refreshing recipe? Add one of our LOONAWELL Super Foodies Bio Baked treats on top for that extra fruity boost and crunchy effect!  

Always remember to offer these natural treats in moderation. Consult your veterinarian if you have any specific health concerns or dietary restrictions for your furry friend. 

Let LOONAWELL be your partner in providing the best care and love for your pet through our organic treats. Happy summer snacking, and here's to a healthy and happy season for you and your beloved pup! 🐾🌞🍉🍓🧀

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