Thursday, 2 July 2015

{RECIPE} Fourth of July Ice Pop Dog Treats

We usually share our treat recipes on Wednesdays, but this post was held so we could celebrate Canada Day with you yesterday. Quite a festive week! This Saturday (4 July) will be the Fourth of July / Independence Day, so we thought that we would share an easy summery treat for our American readers. These simple ice pops are a fun little summer time treat for your canine companions - perfect for cooling down during the dog days of summer!
 

Simple Fourth of July Ice Pop Dog Treats

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Yogurt
  • Food colouring (optional)

Red - Mash strawberries (fresh or frozen - if using frozen, use the juicy water too), add a dollop of yogurt and mix to combine. Blue - Mash blueberries (fresh or frozen - if using frozen, use the juicy water too), add yogurt and a dash of blue colouring/tint (optional for bluer stars), and mix to combine. White - Plain yogurt, straight up. Spoon your mixes into an ice cube tray and freeze. It is as easy as that!


Tips and Tricks:
  • We use low fat / low sugar yogurt. Go natural or take care when when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients used for your dogs - xylitol is particularly dangerous for dogs.
  • Not keen on dairy? Pureed banana and/or coconut milk are potential neutral-coloured alternatives. You can experiment anything pet-safe, including simple water, as the base.Get creative! Its fun!
  • Any tray will do, but flexible ice-cube trays work great for freezing fun shaped treats.  
  • Store and serve straight from the freezer.  These treats will melt quickly, especially in warm temperatures and can be messy while your pup is licking merrily, so these are best enjoyed from a bowl or outside.


We often make little frozen treats for our boys, especially when the weather is warm.  These treats were made to be red, white, and blue, but your imagination is the limit when it comes to making pup pops in many other dog-friendly flavours (and colours), so get creative! What are your favourite frozen dog treats?  Feel free to share your favorite recipes or combinations  in our comments or on our  Facebook - we love trying new things.  

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.  If you would like us to try and create a special post for an upcoming holiday or occasion in your part of the world, drop us a comment here or on Facebook.  

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