This time of year it's nice to give your dog a cool treat to help beat the summer heat. Cold treats are a great way to give your pup some top quality nutrition while also helping to cool him down. My dogs love these fast and simple fruit parfait dog treats and so do I!
As I mention in my video guide above, I usually add a variety of fruits and vegetables to these treats. There are many fruits and veggies that are healthy for dogs, including:
…and many more. Adding these to your fruit (and vegetable) parfait dog treats will give your pooch the nutrition he needs in a convenient snack form.
Fruit Parfait Dog Treat Recipe
These are some of the most simple dog treats you'll ever make. Remember, this recipe can be made to cater to your pet's unique nutritional needs. Speak to your vet about the nutritional requirements of your dog and what ingredients or supplements you could add to this parfait recipe to help your canine companion.Print
Recipe: Fruit Parfait Dog Treat
If you're worried that the diet that you're feeding your dog is not providing him with the adequate nutrition that he needs, adding a food topper is a great way to include additional nutrients into his diet. This recipe would make a tasty snack on a hot day, and it could also be added on top of dry kibble to boost your pup's nutrition.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: about 2 cups 1x
- Category: Refrigerated Treats
- Method: Refrigerator
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup butternut squash
- 1/2 cup applesauce
This is probably the easiest homemade dog treat that you'll ever make. All you have to do is put all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir until they are completely mixed.
If your dog doesn't like to eat whole pieces of fruits or veggies, you could puree the recipe in a blender or food processor before serving. You can serve this fruit parfait to your dog immediately after preparing.
- Serving Size: 1/8 cup
- Calories: 13
- Sugar: 1.9 g
- Sodium: 6 mg
- Fat: .1 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.6 g
- Fiber: .3 g
- Protein: .5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is calculated on the basis that you use blueberries and butternut squash. If you substitute different ingredients, you'll have to use an online recipe calculator to get accurate nutrition information.
How to store: Store leftover parfait in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Remember that this snack does not have the preservatives that store bought products do. It will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze the parfait in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.