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5 Cool Summertime Treats for Cats Happy Everything

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Sno-cone, Feline Style
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Just as we love that summertime signature, cats are drawn to a mound of shaved ice all their own. Cats who are intrigued by the snow clumps you tracked into your home back in February will be attracted to a bowlful in July. Even if you don’t have a special sno-cone machine, you can make shaved ice in a blender. Place eight or 10 ice cubes in the blender, add a half cup of water, and blend till it's slushy but not liquid. Pour into a bowl, then pop into the freezer for a few minutes to set the snow. Scoop out a serving for Kitty and let her explore. Some tuna juice will flavor it nicely, so drip a little over the top or mash it into the ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of crushed dry cat food for a little crunch to go with the chill. Or blend a spoonful or two of canned cat food with water, adding more to get a sauce-like consistency. Pour it onto the shaved ice like a hot fudge topping for an official feline sundae.

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