Frozen goodies are the perfect summertime snack for dogs! They’re healthy, easy to make, and can include most of your pup’s favorite ingredients. Trust us—your dog will thank you for it on those hot summer days.
What You’ll Need
You’ll only need a couple of items to make your pupsicles and you probably already have most of them on hand. The most important thing you'll need is a freezer! With that, you can freeze your pupsicles in whatever container you've got and any shape you want. Some containers that work best are popsicle molds, ice cube trays, muffin tins, and Dixie cups.
How to Make Them
First of all, let’s make sure your treats are safe and healthy for your favorite furry friend. A common ingredient in many foods that is safe for humans but toxic to dogs is xylitol. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that can be found in many peanut butters, as well as chewing gums. Double check your labels before making your treats! For the rest of your ingredients, all-natural, sugar-free, and salt-free are always best.
Decide If You Need a Handle
If you’d like to hand feed your pup, you can place a popsicle stick or rawhide stick in the liquid before it solidifies. You can also freeze some healthy veggies to use as a handle.
Have fun concocting and finding out what combination of foods is your dog’s favorite! Share your favorite recipes with us and your friends. By the way, pupsicles can also be a great treat for teething puppies—no matter the season. Happy freezing!