This Sunday was so lazy because the summer temperatures were soaring and the outdoors was so hot that I couldn’t go out to hang out with my friends. Angel, my golden retriever dog, couldn’t go out for a walk either. I found a watermelon in the fridge and I came up with an idea to make watermelon dog popsicles as frosty homemade summer dog treats for Angel!!! This, I thought would be something to keep both of us happy.
Watermelon Dog Popsicles Recipe
Homemade dog treats are always fun to make, and they are healthy dog treats too. Watermelon popsicles are all-natural dog treats and hence completely safe and Angel loves them too. I tried to figure out how to make frozen dog treats on google and also on youtube. I found quite a few dogs treat recipes. I found that fruit dog treats are very common and very simple to make.
This simple homemade recipe uses watermelon for the popsicles along with soy milk and honey (optional). I used soy milk instead of coconut milk that I found on youtube. Soy is commonly used in many dog food kibbles for puppies and adult dogs. Also, soy milk is used as a dairy substitute and is considered pretty safe according to ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
However, it is better to be used in moderation. Also, many dogs may be allergic to soy milk and hence needs to be used with caution. I figured Angel, my golden retriever, being a large dog will need about half of a mid-sized watermelon.
How to make Easy Homemade Watermelon Dog Popsicles
Watermelon Dog Popsicles Recipe – Easy Homemade Summer Dog Treats
This is a 3 ingredient dog treats recipe using:
1. De-seeded or seedless watermelon – About 2 cups
2. Soy milk (unsweetened and unflavoured – 1/2 tetrapak or 100 ml
3. Honey – One tablespoon.
Cut the watermelon into pieces and puree it in a juicer grinder. Make sure you have removed the seeds beforehand. A juicer will automatically separate out the seeds. Just make sure not to run the juicer too long.
Add soy milk and honey and mix thoroughly.
Pour carefully in the silicone mould and freeze. Voila! Your yummy simple homemade watermelon popsicles are ready for your doggie to enjoy!
This is a must-try summer dog treat this season. It’s easy and lip-smacking… well at least my golden retriever thought so 🙂
Easy Homemade Summer Dog Treats
Some of the examples of cool and easy summer dog treats include popsicles, Frozen Kong Toy, frozen diced carrots, frozen fruit salad, chilled yogurt mixed with regular kibble, boiled and frozen mashed sweet potatoes, and of course needless to mention low-fat ice creams. You could also give ice chips in drinking water.
Frozen treats for dogs help them cool off during really hot season, especially if your dog is not naturally genetically keyed in to tolerate high temperatures. Pet parents must be concerned if your dog is panting without much activity and drooling, lethargic, not eating in summers, or acting unusual. Summers cause dogs to lose appetite and they might eat less.
Avoid going out for walks during hot afternoons, on hot tarmac (roads tend to heat up very much, ever tried touching the road in summer?). If possible get an inflatable bathtub for your dog to enjoy the cool water. Get an air conditioner to keep comfortable your home temperature. Finally, also keep in mind that overweight dogs are more prone to heatstroke, so pet parents need to take extra caution to keep your dog cool.
Are you gonna’ enjoy this simple watermelon dog popsicle this summer? Let me know in the comments below, how it turned out to be. Have fun this summer.
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