Updated 8th January 2018
Summer is the season that pugs struggle with. They are not in any way bred to live in such hot climates and yet they do. But we as responsible pet owners need to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that our pugs are comfortable in the heat of the summer. One of those ways to keep your pug cool is to give them some delicious, cold and healthy treats. What is better then some healthy and yummy fruits?!? When your pug is wanting a treat in the heat, try one of these 7 fruits your pug will love this summer.
Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium. It is very refreshing and will also help hydrate your pug as it is also a good source of water. Just don’t feed them the seeds or the rind. Dice up some watermelon or puree and freeze before serving. Either way, your pug will feel refreshed after this summer treat.
Strawberries are a good source of fibre, potassium, magnesium, vitamins C, K, B1 & B6 along with iodine, folic acid and omega-3 fats. They are tasty and one strawberry makes a nice size treat for pugs. Strawberries are great to feed as is or try pureeing some and freezing them in moulds for some extra cold treats on those really hot days.
Apples are a good source of fibre, vitamin A and vitamin C. They are tasty and good when cut up into slices. Just remember to remove the core first as they are toxic to dogs. You can also leave the apple whole, remove the core ensuring there are no seeds left then stuff it with some peanut butter and let your pug munch away on this healthy treat. It will help clean their teeth and provide some good enrichment time for them.
Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants as well as vitamins C, K, A and E amongst others. 2 or 3 blueberries are a good amount to have as a treat and your pug will just love them to bits. Try your hand at making some blueberry & coconut oil treats by simply place some 1-3 blueberries in a fun silicone mould and filling with coconut oil. Not only will there be great benefits for your pug in eating these, they will love the freshness of a chilled treat.
Raspberries are another great berry that is high in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin C. 2 to 3 raspberries is also a good quantity to give as a snack. Share some raspberries with your pug for a refreshing and tasty summer treat.
Small amounts of pears are a tasty treat and are full of fibre, folic acid, vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2. Cutting these up into bite sized cubes is a good way to feed these to your pug.
Blackberries are another great berry to feed your pug as it is full of antioxidants, fibre and omega-3 as well as vitamin C, K, A and E. Also great to give 2 to 3 blackberries as a treat. Or try pureeing some blackberries along with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to make a delicious frozen treat that can be fed as is, added with some yogurt to make a pupiscle or served with their dinner to have a tasty cool addition to their meal.
With these 7 fruits that are tasty, hydrating and full of vitamins and minerals, your pug will be sure to love you even more whilst keeping that beach body in check. Remember that all foods should be in moderation, even these tasty, healthy treats so ensure you include some of these treats as part of your pug’s daily food allowance.
Does your pug love these fruits? Or perhaps another tasty and healthy fruit? Tell us how you like to give your pug fruit during the summer. I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
If you are looking for some other great healthy food tips, be sure to check out these great articles in the diet tips section:
- What fruit & vegetables to add to your pug’s diet and why
- 7 of the best treats for your pug
- 5 foods to add to your pug’s diet