Summer 2020: Brought to you by the letter F

Fireworks –Not Man’s Best Friend

Helpful Hints

  1. Taking any dog to a fireworks display is never a good idea
  2. Plan on giving your dog good exercise opportunities early in the day
  3. Keep your dog inside during fireworks with human companionship
  4. Put on some easy listening music or the TV on to mask firework blasts
  5. Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
  6. A frozen peanut butter-filled Kong treat is always a good idea
  7. Ensure your home’s doors and windows are closed – dogs can bolt through screens very easily
  8. Check that your dog’s collar is tight, has an up-to-date ID tag & is micro chipped to you!

Frozen Treat Ideas – Beat the Heat

Apple Bombs

This one’s pretty easy — Slice two cored and seeded apples. Combine apple slices with a cup of plain Greek yogurt and a splash of water, blend mixture until it’s smooth, pour into an ice cube tray, freeze, and serve to your best 4-legged buddy!

Peanut Butter + Jam Freezies

It’s like a peanut butter and jam sandwich only better. Blend strawberries with a splash of water, pour mixture into an ice cube tray, freeze, just before serving, add a shmear of peanut butter. A guaranteed canine crowd pleaser.

Watermelon Ice Cream Melts

Blend 1.5 cups of frozen watermelon with 1/4 cup yogurt (substitute with coconut milk or coconut yogurt for lactose sensitivities). Pour mixture into silicone moulds or ice cube trays and freeze. Serve on especially hot days for maximum cooling effect!