Easy and Healthy Dog Pupsicle Treats You Can Make At Home

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Summer is right around the corner and that means hotter days filled with lots of activities. After a long hike or a game of fetch, cool off your pup with one of these delicious homemade pupsicles. You may not be able to resist eating one yourself. All the ingredients are healthy and refreshing on a hot summer day.

To start, you will need to decide which fruit you will be using and find all your ice cube trays. If you want to have a little fun, you can use a dog-themed ice tray in the shape of paw prints or bones.

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Step 1

Pick a fruit:
Apples
Blueberries (full of anti-oxidants)
Bananas
Watermelon (great if your dog does not drink a lot of water because it will rehydrate)
Pears (remove the seeds and pit first)
Strawberries
Pumpkin (helps with digestion and dog’s love the taste)

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Step 2

If you want to add more flavor you can add any of the following:
Local Honey (this sweet nectar is full of nutrients)
Applesauce
Peanut Butter (be sure it does not contain Xylitol)
Coconut Milk
Mint

If you want to add a stick you can use:
Carrots
Celery
Bully Stick

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Step 3

To make a pupsicle you can simply mash up the fruit in a blender, and then pour into the ice cube trays. You can top with honey or anything in step 2. For variety, grab a few mint leaves and crush before mixing into the tray. If you want to add a “stick”, place it in the middle of the mixture before you place in freezer. Place in the freezer for a few hours or until hard. Then remove from tray and store in airtight containers.

Here are a few of my dog’s favorite blends

Watermelon and Coconut Milk
Strawberry Banana and Honey
Apple and Mint
Peanut Butter and Banana
Banana and Blueberry


Try Watermelon Banana Honey with this recipe from Golden Woofs.

Watermelon Banana Honey Popsicle
Ingredients
Chunks of Watermelon
(small bowl ~15pieces)
1 Banana
1 Tsp of Honey
Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
Pour into an ice cube tray or mold.
Freeze it for about 2 hours

Remember to feed in moderation. They are meant to be a treat. Feeding too much fruit, even though it has many benefits, can cause Fido to have an upset stomach.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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