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 popsicle recipe for them- watermelon carrot pupsicles!
Our pups, Fritz & current foster dog Rocky, love our DIY dog treats. Other dogs must agree because our Pumpkin Pupcakes is one of the most popular posts on entire site. Don’t worry we make healthy recipes for humans too!
Ok back to the watermelon carrot pupsicles and all things dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Popsicles?
Yes, if they are pupsicles. Meaning they should be free of sugar or other sweeteners and made with whole foods such as real fruit or vegetable juice, nut butters, bone broth or greek yogurt.
Which is why we use just two ingredients in these awesome puppy popsicles; carrots and watermelon. It just can’t get easier for DIY dog treats.
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 DIY Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles?
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.
You can use dog treat molds or ice cubes trays. We love pupsicles that are kid-friendly popsicles too. One recipe, two birds? Just add the mix to a regular popsicle molds. Love it!
Freeze for two hours or until frozen solid. These pupsicles are best served outside. Unless of course sticky floors are your jam.
Let us know how your kids (the 2 or 4 leg kind) liked them in the comments! And be sure to use the buttons to save these puppy popsicles to your Pintrest account! And you can find the pin for the Pumpkin Pupcakes here. Bone Appetit! No I didin’t misspell that, I just think I am funny. Woof woof.
Easy DIY dog treat with just two ingredients
- 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 cups watermelon, chunked and seeds removed
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.