5 Pupsicle Recipes For Your Four Legged Friend

March 21, 2016 11:21 pm | Make a Comment

Pupsicle Recipes To Keep Your Dog Cool

Ice Pops For Your Dog: 5 Pupsicle Recipes To Keep Your Dog Cool

Did you know the average body temperature of a dog is between 38.3 and 39.2 degrees celsius? That’s approximately 2 degrees hotter than a human.

Summer may be on its way out, but that doesn’t mean your pooch won’t benefit from having something on hand to cool her down. After all, it can get pretty hot in Autumn during the daytime.

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are dangerous situations for any dog. Remember, your four legged friend tends to spend most of her day outside – either exercising or in your backyard.

One way to help them beat the heat and cool down is to make them their very own dog friendly ice pops. They are super handy to keep in the freezer in case you need them.

Here are some of our favourite recipes that you can easily make at home.

If you don’t have any popsicle moulds you can use an empty single-serve yogurt container. Just run them under water to release the contents. For smaller dogs try using ice cube trays.

Chicken Pupsicles

The Dogington Post

  • 1 Cup of chicken stock
  • ½ Cup of water
  • 1 ½ Ounces of finely chopped chicken meat

All dogs love chicken. This pupsicle is the perfect savoury treat for your dog.

Prepare and cool down the chicken stock, then combine in a bowl with the chicken.

Pour into popsicle moulds or ice cube trays. Freeze overnight.

Beef and Carrot Pupsicle

  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Cup of beef stock

Peel and chop the carrots and make one cup of beef stock. Place both ingredients into a saucepan.

With the lid on, cook on a medium to low heat until the carrots are soft.

Once cooled slightly use a stick blender to blend until smooth like a puree. Then pour into your moulds.

As an extra treat try mixing in two tablespoons of yoghurt after blending.

Creamy Banana and Orange Pupsicle

Modern Dog Magazine

  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 4 Cups orange juice
  • ½ Cup plain yoghurt

This recipe is guaranteed to give your pup a fruity treat.

Simply puree all the ingredients in a blender and pour into popsicle moulds.

You can also switch out the fruit for something different. For example blueberries, strawberries, peach or watermelon.

When selecting the fruit juice make sure you choose something that is natural with no added sugar. Or even better, make your own.

You can swap the orange juice for pineapple or apple juice to mix things up a bit.

Easy Peanut Butter Pupsicle

The Scrumptious Pumpkin

  • ½ Cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

Yes, dogs really can eat peanut butter. Just take a look at the chart below for confirmation.

The peanut butter adds another flavour dimension to these tasty treats. I can guarantee your dog will love it.

To make this pupsicle add the yoghurt, banana and peanut butter to a blender or food processor and puree until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Freeze overnight.

Mix It Up

Of course, you don’t have to stick to the ingredients we have listed here. Be creative and make your own sweet and savoury pupsicles by swapping out some of the ingredients for something different.

But remember, there are certain foods that you should never feed your dog.

Here is a handy chart to help you decide what to include in your homemade pupsicles.

What To Feed Your Dog

Another handy tip is to incorporate a rawhide stick into your popsicle.

To add a rawhide stick wait for the mixture to part freeze then insert the rawhide stick into the mixture (like you would an ice pop stick). Place the pupsicles back into the freezer for the remaining time, until completely frozen.

Don’t Fancy Making Your Own Pupsicles?

No worries. Delish Ice cater for our four legged friends too. Buy our sweet potato and apple pupsicle with a rawhide stick from our online store today.

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