July is National Ice Cream month and whilst our pets shouldn't eat* regular ice cream there are plenty of other ways to help them enjoy a cool treat.

Connor here is enjoying a frozen fishy treat of tuna and a meaty stick treat.

To make 10 servings for your cat mix together the liquid from a tin of tuna in spring water and 400ml water, the add to a paper cup or ice cube tray, pop a meaty stick treat in the top and freeze.

To make 8 frozen treats for your dog blend (or mash) together 200ml natural yogurt and 2 bananas (you can also add 1 large heaped teaspoon of dog friendly peanut butter) then put in paper cups or ice cube trays and freeze.

For small animals, you can keep their veggies in the fridge until just before you serve them to a refreshingly cool snack.

Not only are these treats cooling, they are also great enrichment activities.

Top Tip: Always ensure that your pet has access to plenty of water too. For more information on keeping your pet comfortable in warm weather head to our advice page.

Connor, featured in this video is still looking for his fur-ever home, if you think that could be with you please visit our website: https://www.rspcadoncasterrotherham.org.uk/connor

*Many pets are lactose intolerant and dairy can cause them to suffer from diarrhoea, vomiting and other GI upsets. Additionally you should avoid giving your pets sugar and xylitol, chocolate and other additives can be toxic to some animals.