Looking for a tasty treat for your dog? How about something sweet, savory, and cold? We are talking about a Pupsicles (you can leave out the Popsicle sticks) that your dog will love! They are small, contain few calories, and can be made in just a few minutes. The only equipment you need is a blender.
Can I Give My Dog a Pupsicle?
Most people don’t know that chocolate is poisonous to dogs, because they can’t metabolize the theobromine content. Giving your dog a Puppuccino every day is not healthy. A Pupsicle, when made with whole food and no artificial sweetener, can be enjoyed daily by your dog. A few great ingredient options besides vegetable and fruit juice are bone brother, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter. It’s better to make the Pupsicles at home, because the ones labeled “sugar-free” have toxic additives that can harm your dog.
Here are three sweet and savory Pupsicle recipes that your dog will love:
Watermelon Carrot Pupsicle
This tasty treat is made with just two ingredients and is juicy and refreshing. A single Pupsicle contains only 12 calories and can be made within 10 minutes. To make the Pupsicle appealing to your dog, use a dog treat mold.
- Watermelon: 3 Cups
- Carrots: 2 (Medium Sized)
- Clean the carrots and chop them roughly.
- Cut the watermelon into cubes.
- Put the ingredients in a blender and pulse for a few seconds.
- Once the ingredients are pureed, pour them in the dog, treat mold and freeze for 2 hours.
This Pupsicles can be stored in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for three months.
Like us, dogs need a little variety in their food. So, we made a Pupsicle out of chicken. It’s a tasty treat that doesn’t need much preparation. Since this treat contains heavy ingredients, each Pupsicle contains 53 calories.
- Chicken Stock: 1 Cup
- Peanut Butter: 1 Cup
- Chopped Fresh Parsley: 2 Tablespoons
- In a bowl, mix parsley and peanut butter
- Fill half the molds with chicken stock and freeze the tray for an hour
- Fill the remaining space by topping the frozen chicken cubes with the peanut butter mixture, and freeze for four hours
Frozen Yogurt Pupsicle
Yogurt is suitable for your dog’s digestion. Just make sure you don’t buy one with added ingredients. A single Pupsicle has 15 calories and can change based on the fruits you use.
- Strawberries (Hulled and Sliced): 2 Cups
- Banana: 1 ½
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt: 1 Cup
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse for a couple of minutes.
- Pour the creamy puree into an ice cube tray and let it freeze for four hours or overnight.
This Pupsicle can be stored in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for three months.
With the summer season in full swing, leave the biscuit treats at home and bring these popsicles in a cold box. For every command your dog obeys, give him a Pupsicle. If you are looking for a dog trainer in Miami, visit the website Dances with Dogs. They offer in-person and online dog training classes. To know more about their services or to schedule an appointment, call 786-299-1552.