Summer is finally here! But with the high temperatures our dogs can get very hot. No wonder, because when the outside temperatures rise, your dog's organism is working hard.\nCool down! We have some cool culinary tips to combat the outside heat!\nSummer time is fruit time: this also applies to your dog\nWatermelon is particularly popular - juicy and slightly chilled. As the name suggests, watermelon consists about 90% of water, but not only that. It also contains some important nutrients that make it a really healthy snack for you and for your dog. There are many vitamins in the fruit fibers, especially vitamin A and some vitamin C, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphate, calcium and potassium.\nWatermelon is also a slimming agent: it contains relatively little sugar, about 6g per 100g. In comparison, bananas with 17g of sugar per 100g of fruit have a very high sugar content.\nDogs love a cool refreshment! Since ice cream usually contains too much sugar, it is not suitableyou’re your dog. Just make your own dog ice cream – it’s easy!\nYou can basically use everything your dog likes and what he can tolerate. For frozen yogurt, try dairy products such as natural yogurt, buttermilk, kefir, or cottage cheese. You can combine fruit, honey, broth, boiled and pureed liver or meat or tuna with it, according to your dog's taste.\nVeggie Frozen Yogurt:\n250g natural yogurt (3.8% or 1.5% fat)\n2 tsp honey\n1 banana\n½ mango (overripe, it is particularly tasty)\nPuree all the ingredients together and pour into suitable bowls. Freeze for 4-6 hours.\nSavoury Milk Ice Cream:\n250g low-fat curd\n100g cooked chicken liver\n1 boiled carrot\n1 tsp salmon oil\nPuree all the ingredients together and pour them into small bowls, then freeze for 4-6 hours.\nIf your dog does not tolerate dairy products, you still have many options:\nVeggie Watermelon Sorbet:\n¼ watermelon\n50ml coconut milk\n1 tsp coconut flakes\nIce cream praline with raspberries - a cool treat for your friend:\n100g yogurt\n1 tsp coconut oil\nRaspberries\nMix the yogurt with coconut oil and fill into a chocolate praline mold, insert the raspberry and cover with a little yogurt. Freeze for about 3 hours.\nThe portion size should of course be tailored to the dog. A small amount of ice cream, about the size of an ice cube, is sufficient for very small dog breeds. Ice cream should be consumed slowly and not swallowed whole. Also, don’t overdo it with ice cream – it should be an occasional treat and shouldn’t be fed daily.\n\nLight summer dog dishes\nWhen it’s hot, dogs tend to eat less or even refuse to eat. You shouldn't worry, because many people also change their eating habits in summer and tend to eat light vegetables and salads.\nA light summer BARF recipe:\nMeet your dog's needs and offer more easily digestible food in the form of chicken or turkey meat.\nRecipe for a 20kg dog:\n350g turkey meat\n50g quinoa\n50g carrots\n40g zucchini\n5g lettuce\n5g raspberries\n9g meat bone meal\n1 tsp coconut oil\n½ tsp parsley sprinkled on top\nChicken fricassee for dogs, another lightly cooked chicken fricassee menu for a 20kg dog:\n310g meat plucked from the chicken thigh\n40g chicken liver\n50g millet\n40g broccoli\n50g carrots\n5g spinach\n5g blueberries\n3.5g eggshell powder\n+ 1 teaspoon cottage cheese\n+ 1 teaspoon salmon oil\nHave fun pampering your four-legged friend!