Summer is here and it’s warming up! Dogs love cooling down with frozen summer treats just as much as we do. We have created four savory and sweet recipes to help beat the heat this summer.
Pupsicles are also a perfect solution for teething puppies and keeping your dog busy. Try one (or all) of our 4 DIY pupsicles. These quick simple recipes are sure to have your pup lickin’ thier lips.
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1. Wooftastic Watermelon Pops
These tasty creamy fruit pops are not only the perfect frozen dog treat for summer, they are also a probiotic to help promote gut health. Help keep your dog’s tummy healthy during BBQ season when they might be munching on floor snacks that might otherwise upset them.
1/4 small seedless Watermelon
2 Tablespoon unsweetened plain greek yogurt
*ingredients should be adjusted to accommodate mold size
How to Make
1. Remove the rind from the watermelon
2. Blend Watermelon & Yogurt until smooth
3. If you aren’t using a seedless melon be sure to remove all seeds before blending
4. Pour Liquid into silicone Mold or Large whiskey ice cube tray
5. Stick apple slices in sticking out at least half way (this is the pupsicle “handle”)
2. Puppy Nutrient Pops
These Pupsicles are not only a savory delicious treat for your pup they also provide much needed nutrients for their growing puppy bodies. Mussels are high in Omegas to support growing puppy joints and also have high amount of DHA to promote healthy brain function and cognition. Secret ingredient: Parsley. Did you now Parsley is a natural breath freshener for dogs? Try these Frozen dog treats for summer all year long for your. The perfect treats for your growing pup or your senior pup!
1-2 Tablespoons of Primal: Mussel Melange
1/2 Cup Beef Bone Broth (low sodium or dog specific)
3 Parsley leaves
How to Make
1. Finely chop 3 leaves of parsley
2. Sprinkle evenly into bottom of each mold
3. Put a dollop (1/8-1/4 tsp) of Mussel Melange into each mold
4. Pour Beef Bone Broth directly in Mold or Ice cube tray of your choice
5. Put in freezer for 15 minutes or until pupsicles just start to set
6. Remove from freezer and stick baby carrots into each mold to create “handle”- if your mold is shallow, halve the carrots
7. Refreeze until completely frozen
3. Relaxation “PB&J” Pupsicles
This little tastees are perfect for helping your dog stay relaxed and cool during your summer gathering. Be sure to not over serve and carefully read all labels for appropriate serving based on weight. This recipe contains a very low dose per Pupsicle of CBD so cross check your dogs weight range to be clear on how many they can consume. Goats milk is a fantastic probiotic and can help with nervous tummies that might have nervous poops, feel free to replace it with an unsweetened coconut milk.
Dope Dog 200 ml Unflavored CBD oil
1.5 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Goats Milk
1/8 Cup Blueberries
Dope Dog Calming Crunchie Peanut butter flavored biscuits (or other Dog Biscuit)
How to Make
1. Blend together Peanut butter, goats milk and blueberries until smooth
2. Pour into Silicone Mold or Ice Cube Tray
3. Put 1-3 drops of CBD oil in each mold
* adjust accordingly for dog’s size
4. Place molds in freezer for 10-15 minutes or until the pupsicles begin to set and harden
5. Remove from freezer and stick in Calming Crunchie cookies into Pupcicle to create “handle”
*If using regular dog biscuits adjust CBD oil drops to 3-5 per mold
6. Refreeze Until completely frozen
4. Skin, Coat & tummy-sicles
Sweet potato is not only delicious to your pup it’s also great for their tummies and can help to alleviate diarrhea. These are a perfect sweet/ savory combination to delight your dog’s senses and support healthy skin and coat!
1 Medium Sweet Potato
1/4 Cup Beef Bone Broth (low sodium or dog specific)
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
How to Make
1. Wash Sweet Potato thoroughly
2. Pierce 4-5 times with a fork
3. Place sweet potato on microwave safe plate and cook on high for 5 minutes, turning once halfway through
4. After 5 minutes, check if potato is fork tender, if not, microwave in 30 sec increments check in between until tender
5. Allow potato to cool slightly
6. Remove skin and place warm potato and coconut oil into a medium bowl
7. Mash potato and oil together with masher or fork
8. Add beef broth and mix until smooth consistency is reached
9. Pour into Molds or ice cube tray and use baby carrots to create pupsicle handle
*if tray is shallow, halve or 3/4 quarter carrot
We hope your pups get a chance to enjoy all these tasty recipes, if you do try our Frozen dog treats for summer, be sure to tag us @fitdogclubs & #fitdogpack on Instagram!