Quick ‘n Easy Summertime Frozen Beefy Broth Iceys

Ah, Summer! Here in South Africa the summer temperatures can easily average between 30°C (85°F) to 35°C (90°F). In this weather it’s important that the whole family stays cool and hydrated. Many people forget to take extra precautions for their furry friends, but it’s important to remember that they don’t have the ability to just stroll over to the refrigerator for ice-cold water, or to put the air conditioner on when they start to feel the heat. Last year I got Phoebe a small pool to cool down in, but this was only one of the many ways to stop her from overheating.

One of the simplest and easiest treats to give your dog is a frozen flavoured ice-cube. These can be put in their water bowls, or just given by hand so that they can merrily lick away the flavour while keeping busy and staying cool. This can get messy, so be sure to only give these outdoors!

There are a huge number of liquid and solid foods you can freeze for your dog, but in this post I’ve done the easiest of them all – frozen beef broth. You literally let the liquid cool, pour into ice trays and pop in the freezer until the time that you’ll be using them. A word of advice though, keep the dog treat ice trays separate or clearly marked, because the last thing you’ll want is a beefy flavour in the next refreshing iced tea you make for yourself! 🙂

The broth cools down on the counter as I prepare a delicious summertime stuffed kong!

The broth cools down on the counter as I prepare a delicious summertime stuffed kong!

Phoebe & Cooper’s Effectiveness Summary:

Issue Addressed: Heat, Hydration, Boredom

Tool(s) Used: Ice tray, broth and a freezer

Cost: Low.

Ease of Implementation: Easy

Effectiveness Rating: 5/5. These meaty ice water treats are a hit with the pooches in the heat. If you’re pressed for time, these are perfect, otherwise you can always get more creative with the ice tray fillings!



3 thoughts on “Quick ‘n Easy Summertime Frozen Beefy Broth Iceys

  1. This is such a good idea. We used to put a couple of ice cubes in the water bowl to cool things down.
    Warning: Garlic is NOT good for dogs, but I remember the staff at Monkey World in Dorset giving the chimps garlic lollies as they loved them!


    • The dogs love them! And yup, always be on the look out for the dangerous doggy ingredients.
      I can actually picture monkeys with their ice creams – must’ve been quite a cute & amusing picture!

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