Pupsicles

Pet Health and Safety  •   Maggie Dean  •   Jul 26, 2017

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 items to make your pupsicles and you probably already have most of them on hand. Most importantly, a freezer! With that, you can freeze your pupsicles in whatever container and any shape you want. Some that have been known to work well include popsicle molds, ice cube trays, muffin tins, and Dixie cups.

How to Make Them

Firstly, 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.

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Decide if you want 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. On a side note, pupsicles can also be a great treat for teething puppies—no matter the season. Happy freezing!

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Maggie Dean

Maggie Dean is the proud owner of a Bichon Frise / Cocker Spaniel mix named Rocco and a Holland Lop rabbit, Bunson. She’s been the Inbound Marketer at AKC Pet Insurance since 2016 but has had a passion for animals her whole life. If you’re an animal lover, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to keep up with all things cute, funny, and interesting!