Dog Popsicles

Dog Popsicles (Pupsicles)

What’s better than a cold popsicle on a hot summer afternoon? I bet your pets agree! Dog popsicles, or pupsicles, are super easy to make, and the best part is that you can enjoy them too! This fruity frozen delicacy is just a delightful blend of fruits, a bit of Greek yogurt, and water. No sweeteners, no artificial flavors, just pure fruity goodness!

Can Dogs Eat Popsicles?

Dogs digest food differently than humans, but that doesn’t mean they can’t share some of our healthier foods, like popsicles.

Dog-friendly ingredients make these popsicles a great treat for your furry friends. All of these ingredients are not only delicious, they also offer a number of health benefits to your pet.

Besides bananas and raspberries, here are some other options you can try:

  • It is safe for dogs to eat bananas in moderation. Bananas are a low-calorie treat that is rich in potassium, fiber, vitamins, and biotin. Bananas have sugar and should only be used as a treat, not as a regular meal.

  • In this recipe, you can substitute blueberries for raspberries because blueberries contain powerful antioxidants.

  • Just like bananas, mangoes make great popsicles because they give them creaminess and are dog-friendly.

  • Dogs can also enjoy fresh or frozen peaches, and even frozen peach slices if they are skinned.

  • In order to make a tropical popsicle, you should first clean the pineapple as you would for yourself, removing any skin and pineapple eyes. Pineapples are rich in bromelain, which aids dogs in absorbing proteins.

  • This recipe uses raspberries, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in joints in senior dogs.

  • Strawberry berries contain an enzyme that may help clean and whiten your dog’s teeth. Still, strawberries contain natural sugar, so use them sparingly.

  • The watermelon is 92% water, so it is great for keeping your canine hydrated during the hot summer months.

Is It Okay To Give Popsicles To Dogs?

Popsicles are delicious and safe frozen treats that your pup can enjoy during the summer time. They are packed with healthy ingredients and will help cool your pup off during the hot months.

With only a few ingredients, you can make popsicles that are super delicious and with such basic ingredients. I even eat them myself!

Bananas, raspberries, Greek yogurt, and water – a healthy popsicle for everyone!

Add-Ons

The dog popsicles can be made with or without dog biscuits. Sometimes I add 2 dog biscuits into the fruit mix, or I use a dog biscuit as a stick.

Using real popsicle sticks is the best way to make classic popsicles in a mold. I tried once using a dog biscuit to pull out the pop, and the biscuit broke.

Instead of using a classic popsicle mold, use an ice cube tray. The ice cube tray can hold less of the mixture, making it easier to remove.

Is Greek Yogurt Okay For Dogs?

A dog can consume up to two tbsp of Greek yogurt per day without any problems, as long as it’s consumed in moderation.

If your dog is lactose intolerant, omit the Greek yogurt and add some creamy fruit, such as mango, to get the right consistency, or add some dog biscuits.

You should make sure you are using plain and unsweetened Greek yogurt for your dogs that are not lactose intolerant. Since Greek yogurt contains some good gut bacteria, Greek yogurt may only benefit them.

Adding probiotics to your dog’s treats will help cure his upset tummy if he’s lactose intolerant. Consult your vet about the dosage.

Dog Popsicles

Time required for preparation: 1 hour

4 popsicles per serving

Ingredients:

  • Sliced banana

  • Raspberries, 1 cup

  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons

  • A cup of water and three tablespoons of sugar

  • Biscuits for dogs, if desired, optional

Instructions:

The first step is to gather your ingredients.

Bananas should be sliced.

Put banana slices in a zip-top bag and freeze for 30 minutes.

4. Mix banana, raspberries, Greek yogurt, and water in a food processor. If you want to add biscuits, do so now.

5. Mix the ingredients until smooth.

6. Fill the molds with the mixture.

Make sure popsicles are frozen until firm by inserting a popsicle stick.

8. De-mold and give to your dog as a healthy refreshment!

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Dog Popsicles (Pupsicles)

The yield is 4 popsicles

Preparation time: 1 hour

1 hour in total

Help your pup beat the heat with this delicious and healthy treat!

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Ingredients

  • Sliced banana

  • Raspberries, 1 cup

  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons

  • A cup of water and three tablespoons of sugar

  • Biscuits for dogs, if desired, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the banana in a zip-top bag after slicing it.

  1. Bananas should be frozen for 30 minutes.

  2. Using a food processor, combine bananas, raspberries, Greek yogurt, and water. If you want to add biscuits, now is the time.

  3. Mix the ingredients until smooth.

  4. Make popsicles by pouring mixture into molds, inserting popsicle sticks, and freezing.

  5. Your beloved canine will enjoy the healthy refreshment after it’s been demolded.

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