These easy frozen sardine dog treats have just 3 ingredients and are a great nutritional treat.
Decaffeinated green tea is blended with blueberries and canned sardines for a treat your dogs will love. My dogs went crazy for these fishy treats.
If you want a baked treat with sardines, try our banana sardine dog biscuit recipe.
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ARE SARDINES HEALTHY FOR DOGS?
Sardines can be a healthy addition to a dog's diet. They are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help support healthy skin and coat, reduce inflammation, and support cognitive function.
In addition, sardines are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, and selenium, which can help support overall health.
GREEN TEA FOR DOGS
Green Tea is rich in polyphenols, and contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which are found to help prevent cell damage, reduce inflammation and can help fight cancer while providing other health benefits.
However, please note that green tea also contains caffeine, which can be harmful to dogs in large amounts. It’s important to give your dog or cat only naturally decaffeinated brewed green tea; pets who are fasting or who have little appetite should not be given green tea extract.
Just 3 ingredients make this frozen dog treat.
- Sardines - plain, unseasoned canned sardines in water.
- Blueberries - a great source of antioxidants
- Green tea - we used organic green tea with turmeric for it's anti-inflammatory properties. This can be replaced with yogurt.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN SARDINE DOG TREATS
An easy recipe to keep in your freezer.
Sardines, blueberries and green tea
Blend until smooth.
Spoon into a frozen mold and freeze
Give as a treat or snack.
Dog Frozen Treat Molds
Silicone frozen treat molds with paw and bone shapes.
- Once the treats are frozen remove them from the silicone mold and place into a zip lock bag. This helps alleviate any fishy smell in your freezer.
- Other berries could be substituted for the blueberries.
- Replace the green tea with Greek yogurt for a creamy frozen dog treat.
Keep the frozen treats in a zip lock bag or air tight container and they will last up to 2 months in the freezer.
HOW MANY TREATS CAN I FEED MY DOG?
When serving these treats to your dog, make sure to do so in moderation and as a supplement to their regular diet. One frozen treat a day as part of their calorie intake can be given.
Also, be sure to supervise your dog while they eat to ensure they don't choke on any small pieces.
MORE FROZEN DOG TREATS
As we live in a warm country, I always seem to have a few frozen dog treats in my freezer. Here are a few recipes my dogs enjoy:
Frozen Sardine Dog Treats
- 4 oz tinned sardines in water
- ¼ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup decaffeinated green tea steeped and cooled
- Place all the ingredients in a tall container and using a hand immersion blender, blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into ice cube trays or silicone mold trays and freeze until solid.
- Once frozen, remove the treats from the ice cube trays and store them in an airtight container in the freezer.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.