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Pupsicles

There is still lots of summer left! And that means more hot days to keep your pooch cool. Here are a few “pup”-sicle recipes to try out for your furry friend! Remember that dogs should always be supervised when trying out a new treat.

Chicken And Vegetables

What you need:

  • Re-usable container (big enough that your dog cannot swallow the ice block whole)
  • Water
  • Chicken Broth
  • Carrots (sliced)
  • Broccoli
  • Plain (no seasonings) cooked chicken pieces

How To:
Combine 1 part chicken broth to 3 parts water in the container. Add carrots, broccoli and chicken pieces to mixture. Freeze overnight. When ready to enjoy, run container under warm water to loosen it from the container and voilà – a tasty and cool treat for your best friend to work away at!

Fresh and Fruity Flavor

What you need:

  • Re-usable container (big enough that your dog cannot swallow the ice block whole)
  • Water
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon (cubed)
  • Bananas
  • Apples (cored and cubed)

How To: 
Similar to above, combine ingredients into the container and freeze overnight.

Peanut Butter Banana Pop

What you need:

  • Small paper cups
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt (ensure it is xylitol free)
  • ½ cup of peanut butter (ensure it is xylitol free)
  • Small Banana
  • Medium sized bone-shaped dog treats

How To:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Divide mixture into paper cups. Place dog treat into mixture to act as a “handle” and freeze overnight. When ready to eat, peel paper cup off the pup-sicle and give to your pup to enjoy!

Get Creative!

These are just a couple ideas to get you started! You can get creative with what ingredients you can combine to help your pet beat the heat, but be extra careful to avoid foods that are potentially toxic. These include onions, garlic, grapes/raisins, apricots, cherry and peach pits and mushrooms. Also be diligent to avoid foods that contain xylitol! If you are ever unsure if you can give something to your pet, contact your veterinarian first.

Written by Jessica Sirovyak, RAHT

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