One of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day is with a delicious frozen treat. But popsicles, ice cream, and all that is yummy and frozen is not healthy for your dog to have - at least not frequently. Your dog will love these homemade popsicles (pupsicles!), and what's best is that they are simple to make and also nutritious. Now your dog can keep cool with his own yummy treat and you don't have to feel guilty about not sharing yours.
Have a cat? Check out our homemade popsicles for cats recipe instead.
Recipe for Zoey's Healthy Homemade Pupsicles (Dog Popsicles)
What you’ll need:
- 1 can of wet dog food (Pate works best)
- The same amount of Primal Raw Goat Milk (available at Homes Alive physical locations)
- Small rawhide stick for the "handle", or an alternative, such as natural dog chews
- Popsicle Moulds
1. Dump the full can of wet food into a bowl. Or, try one of these other healthy alternatives:
- Canned Tripe, such as PetKind Tripett, for the protein or other benefits of tripe for dogs.
- Canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) for sensitive stomachs, constipation, or for diarrhea relief. Pumpkin can also help some dogs with coprophagia, but it must be fed to all dogs in the household.
2. Fill the empty can with goat milk, and mix that with the cat food untiil well-blended.
3. Spray the popsicle moulds with cooking spray for easy removal.
4. Spoon or pour mixture into the ice cube tray.
5. Add the small rawhide stick or alternative for the handle. Some other ideas you might want to try are:
- Puppy Love Canadian Elk Liver
- True Raw Choice Duck Feet
- True Raw Choice Rabbit Ear Bites
- True Raw Choice Sweet Potato Slices
- Snack 21 Salmon Snacks
- Zoe Lifestyle Antioxidant Treat Sticks
6. Put in freezer until fully frozen, about 2-3 hours.
7. Remove from popsicle mould and let your dog enjoy his treat!