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How to make ice treats for your cat

During warmer weather these easy ice treat recipes can help your cat stay cool and hydrated.


As with any other cat treat, ice treats should be given alongside a well-balanced diet.

Ice balloon treat

This is a super simple DIY pet hack for those warmer months. Using minimal materials, you can keep your cat nice and cool with our ice balloon treat.

What you’ll need

  • Shallow bowl
  • Balloon
  • Water
  • Scissors

How to make an ice balloon treat

Here’s a simple way to make a cold treat for your cat to stay hydrated and cool in the summer.

  1. Use a tap to fill a balloon with water
  2. Tie a knot in the balloon
  3. Put the balloon in the freezer
  4. Leave for two hours
  5. Remove the balloon from the freezer and place in a shallow bowl
  6. Pierce the balloon with scissors and peel off

You can now give this to your cat to enjoy!

Tuna ice lolly

This is a handy ice treat recipe for cats who need a little more encouragement when trying new things.

What you’ll need

  • A can of tuna in spring water
  • Jug
  • Water
  • Ice lolly moulds

How to make a tuna ice lolly

  1. Open your can of tuna. You can also substitute this with low-salt chicken stock if you haven't got any.
  2. Dilute the tuna spring water in a jug with some cold water
  3. Pour the contents into ice lolly moulds and freeze
  4. Give the lolly to your cat in a bowl or hold it for them. They'll love it!
— Page last updated 28/04/2023