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DIY Frozen Valentine’s Day Dog Treat Recipe

February 01, 2023 - 4 minute read by Alexis McCagh

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Looking to show your pup a little extra love this Valentine’s Day? Try making frozen treats for Valentine’s Day for them! Frozen dog treats can be a great and healthy idea for your pup for several reasons:

1. Beat the Heat: During hot weather, frozen treats can help your pup cool down and prevent overheating. Dogs don't sweat like humans do, and they rely on panting to regulate their body temperature. Frozen treats provide a refreshing way to cool them down.

2. Hydration: Some frozen treats contain high water content, which can help keep your dog hydrated, especially if they are not drinking enough water on hot days.

3. Mental Stimulation: Dogs enjoy the challenge of licking and chewing on frozen treats, which can provide mental stimulation and alleviate boredom.

4. Nutritious Ingredients: Homemade frozen treats allow you to choose high-quality, nutritious ingredients, avoiding artificial additives and preservatives commonly found in store-bought treats. These frozen treats are a great way to provide your dog with a natural probiotic while also boosting their immune system.

5. Special Diets: If your dog has dietary restrictions or allergies, making your own frozen treats lets you tailor the ingredients to suit their specific needs.

6. Bonding Time: Preparing and sharing frozen treats with your dog can be a fun and bonding activity, reinforcing the human-dog relationship.


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  1. Blend together raw goat’s milk, strawberries, and raspberries
  2. Pour blended mixture into heart shaped molds
  3. Sprinkle Dr. Harvey’s Ortho-Flex supplement on to each heart
  4. Add a Dr. Harvey’s Chicken Heart to the middle of each heart
  5. Place molds in the freezer for one hour or longer
  6. Give one to your pup to enjoy!

Let us know if you decided to try out this recipe and be sure to share a picture with us on Instagram. Tag us @DoctorHarveys!

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What treats do dogs enjoy the most?

Dogs have diverse tastes, and their preferences for treats can vary from one individual to another. However, some treats tend to be popular among most dogs due to their enticing flavors and textures. Here are some treats that dogs commonly enjoy:

  1. Meat-based treats

  2. Peanut butter treats

  3. Cheese treats

  4. Dental chews

  5. Freeze-dried or dehydrated treats

  6. Carrot sticks

  7. Biscuits and cookies

  8. Frozen treats

Do dogs like frozen treats?

Yes, many dogs enjoy frozen dog treats! Frozen treats can be a refreshing and tasty option, especially during hot weather or as a special treat on any occasion. Dogs, like humans, can appreciate the cooling sensation and different textures that frozen treats provide.

How long do homemade frozen dog treats last?

The shelf life of homemade frozen dog treats can vary depending on the ingredients used and how they are stored. Generally, homemade frozen treats for dogs can last in the freezer for about 1 to 3 months.

What can I do with my dog on Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to show your furry friend some extra love and create special memories together. Spend quality time with your dog by going on a long, leisurely walk in the park or a scenic trail. Bring along some Valentine's Day-themed toys or treats to add a festive touch to your outing. Pamper your pup with a relaxing spa session, giving them a soothing bath and gentle grooming. Share a heartwarming picnic with your dog, complete with their favorite treats and toys, in a dog-friendly park or your backyard. Capture the love between you and your canine companion with a Valentine's Day-themed photo shoot, preserving these cherished moments for years to come. Whether it's snuggling on the couch, playing fun games, or indulging in tasty frozen treats, the key is to make your dog feel cherished and adored on this special day, just as they do for you every day of the year.

About The Author

Alexis McCagh

Alexis McCagh, who holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, passionately fulfills the role of Dr. Harvey’s Influencer/Community Manager. Alexis holds Pet Food Nutrition and Canine Nutrition certifications from the Feed Real Institute and dedicates herself to enlightening others about animal nutrition. Through her insightful blog, Love + Tail Wags, she shares a wealth of knowledge to foster a community nurtured with understanding and love for animal wellbeing. Visit Love + Tail Wags!

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