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6 Summer Pupsicle Recipes to Help Cool Down Fido

Happy Summer everyone!

The temperatures have been climbing here in New England, and keeping cool is everyone’s number one priority – including our pets’. What better way to do this than with pupsicles! Take your pup’s favorite ingredients, blend them together, pour them into a popsicle mold (like this set we found on Amazon.com) and freeze.

Today, we’re bringing you six, count them six, pupsicle treats to help keep your pets cool and comfortable, no matter how hot it gets. Each of these recipes has been created knowing that our canine and feline readers have different dietary needs. These recipes are super simple and can be modified to fit the need of any pet. Let’s dive into it!


 

Get out your blue suede shoes for this one. This peanut butter and banana pupsicle is a pet-friendly take on Elvis’s favorite sandwich. Creamy peanut butter, fresh banana, and goat milk yogurt make this a tasty (and healthy!) way to keep cool on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  1. 4 ounces Steve’s Real Food Raw Frozen Goat Milk Yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  3. ½ of a banana
  4. 1 Happy Howie’s Beef Woof Stick

Directions:

  1. Thaw yogurt according to package directions.
  2. In a blender, blend the yogurt and banana until smooth.
  3. Add peanut butter, and blend. If the mixture is too thick to pour, add a little bit of water to thin it out.
  4. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full.
  5. Place the Beef Woof Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  6. Repeat for as many popsicles as you want to make.
  7. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  8. Remove from the mold, and serve!

And to really bring home the Elvis influence, add a couple of pieces of Bacon & Cheese Strips to the mix prior to freezing. (Don’t use real bacon, no matter how much they beg. The high fat and salt content are not healthy for your pup.)

Note: When choosing a peanut butter to use for this recipe, please make sure to use one without Xylitol. It is a sugar substitute that is found in sugar free products such as chewing gum and toothpaste, but is becoming more common in other products, such as peanut butter. While it is perfectly safe for humans, it can be deadly to dogs. Also keep an eye on the sugar content, as too much sugar can be bad as well. So please, read your labels carefully.


 

Pumpkin pie, but for your pup! Organic pumpkin and goat milk yogurt blend together in a creamy, high fiber treat that will keep your pet cool while helping with digestion. And hidden in the middle, your pup will find another tasty treat: pumpkin/mango dog treats. It’s perfect for keeping your dog engaged in his snack until the very last lick.

Ingredients:

  1. 4 ounces Steve’s Real Food Raw Frozen Goat Milk Yogurt
  2. 4 tablespoons Nummy Tum-Tum 100% Pure Organic Pumpkin
  3. 3-4 Fruitables Skinny Minis Pumpkin & Mango Flavor
  4. 1 Happy Howie’s Beef Woof Stick

Directions:

  1. Thaw yogurt according to package directions.
  2. In a blender, blend the yogurt and pumpkin until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to pour, add a little bit of water to thin it out.
  3. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full.
  4. Drop 3-4 of the pumpkin/mango treats into the mold.
  5. Use the Beef Woof Stick to push the treats down into the mixture, making sure they are as evenly spaced as possible.
  6. Place the Beef Woof Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  7. Repeat for as many popsicles as you want to make.
  8. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  9. Remove from the mold and serve!

 

This is another fall treat cooled down for summer time. Fresh apples, high fiber oatmeal, and goat milk yogurt all blend together in a tasty treat.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 apple, diced, no seeds (any apple will be fine, we used the Pink Lady variety)
  2. ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
  3. 4 ounces Steve’s Real Food Raw Frozen Goat Milk Yogurt
  4. 1 Happy Howie’s Beef Woof Stick

Directions:

  1. Thaw yogurt according to package directions.
  2. In the blender, break down the apple pieces with the pulse setting until you have a fine mash.
  3. Add the oatmeal, and blend.
  4. Add the yogurt and blend. If the mixture is too thick to pour, add a little bit of water to thin it out.
  5. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full.
  6. Place the Beef Woof Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  7. Repeat for as many popsicles as you want to make.
  8. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  9. Remove from the mold and serve!

When cutting up the apple, please make sure that no seeds make it into the pupsicle. Apple seeds contain cyanide which can build up in your dog’s system over time and cause severe health problems. 


 

This chicken broth and treat based pupsicle is a savory edition to this list. Give your favorite carnivore something to really sink their teeth into. Except, maybe not quite. This is a frozen treat after all.

Ingredients:

  1. 4 ounces Primal Chicken Bone Broth
  2. 2-3 Buddy Biscuits Oven Baked Grain Free Treats with Roasted Chicken
  3. 1 Happy Howie’s Beef Woof Stick

Directions:

  1. Thaw the bone broth according to package directions.
  2. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full.
  3. Drop 2-3 of the chicken treats into the mold, using the Beef Stick to arrange them within the mold.
  4. Place the Beef Woof Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  5. Repeat for as many popsicles as you want to make.
  6. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  7. Remove from mold and serve!

 

This one gets its name from the main ingredient: Under the Weather Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs. This food is specially designed for dogs with digestive issues such as vomiting or diarrhea, and it contains 100% chicken breast, white rice, and pumpkin powder. It is easy on the stomach, and in its frozen state helps to promote hydration as well as consumption.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup prepared Under the Weather Chicken, Rice & Pumpkin Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs
  2. Water
  3. 1 Happy Howie’s Beef Woof Stick

Directions:

  1. Prepare food mix according to package directions.
  2. Add just enough water to the prepared mixture so that it is easy to pour into the mold.
  3. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full
  4. Repeat for as many popsicles as you want to make.
  5. Place the Beef Woof Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  6. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  7. Remove from the mold and serve!

 

Whose cats don’t go crazy when they hear a tin of tuna being opened? Spoil them a little by freezing the water in the can with a little of the tuna and some tuna flavored treats and satisfy their taste buds. They’ll be saying “Thank you meowy much!”

Ingredients:

  1. 1 can chunk tuna in water
  2. 4-5 My Little Lion Totally Tuna Recipe Cat Treats
  3. Water
  4. 1 N-Bone Cat Chew Stick

Directions:

  1. Open a can of tuna and scoop the contents into a bowl
  2. Mix with a fork, and add a little bit of water if the mixture is too thick
  3. Add 4-5 treats into the mixture
  4. Pour into the popsicle mold until it is about ¾ full
  5. Place the Cat Chew Stick in the mold as the popsicle stick.
  6. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  7. Remove from the mold and serve!

And there you go! That’s six fabulous frozen treats to keep your pets cool on this hot summer day. Please feel free to modify these recipes to meet your pet’s individual needs and tastes.

Do you have a favorite treat to serve when the weather gets warm? Let us know in the comments!

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