Do you have a hot dog? Not a hotdog! A hot dog! Summer is blazing into fall and our pups are struggling to keep cool. We do a lot of ice cube treats but wanted to give them something special and filled with nutrients. I created a new puppy popsicle recipe for them- watermelon carrot pupsicles!
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Our pups, Fritz & current foster dog Rocky, love our DIY frozen dog treats. Other dogs must agree because our Pumpkin Pupcakes is one of the most popular posts on the entire site. And this watermelon and carrot puppy popsicle recipe has been shared on Pinterest over 10,000 times!
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Ok back to the watermelon carrot pupsicles and all things dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Popsicles?
Dogs can eat popsicles that are whole food based. Meaning they should be free of sugar or other sweeteners and made with whole foods such as real fruit or vegetable juice, peanut butter, bone broth, or greek yogurt. Homemade DIY frozen treats are always a safe bet.
Avoid artificially sweetened popsicles, as they could contain the dangerous additive xylitol, a sugar alcohol that's toxic to dogs. To be safe never give your dog a bite of any popsicle labeled “sugar-free".
Aritificial sugar additives is why we making pupsicles at home using just two ingredients; carrots and watermelon. It just doesn't get any easier when it comes to dog popsicle recipes.
Carrots are great for dogs because they are high in vitamin A and fiber. Watermelon is 50% water so it provides extra hydration on a hot day and it is packed with vitamins A, B6 and C. Both carrots and watermelon are low in calories which makes this pupsicle recipe lower in total calories than pupsicles made with yogurt or peanut butter.
How to Make Dog Popsicles
This dog popsicle recipe is as easy as it gets. Add two peeled and roughly chopped carrots to a blender, pulse to chop them up. Then add the watermelon. Puree until smooth and pour into your molds.
No need to add water to this recipe. The melon has an extremely high water content making it great for dog hydration.
We love pupsicles that are kid-friendly popsicles too. One recipe, two birds? Just add the mix to a regular popsicle mold. And I may have been known to use this mix as ice cubes for me infused water. Love it!
Freeze for two hours or until frozen solid. These pupsicles are best served outside. Unless of course sticky floors are your jam.
Bone Appetit! No I didin't misspell that, I just think I am funny. Woof woof.
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Watermelon Carrot Pupsicle
- 2 medium sized carrots
- 3 cups watermelon
- Clean and roughly chop carrots. Cut watermelon into chunks and remove seeds.
- Pulse carrots in a blender until finely chopped.
- Add watermelon and puree until smooth.
- Pour into molds. Freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid.
- Frozen treats will store for 3 months in the freezer, see post for details.
- Frozen treats are messy, we suggest eating outside.