A Summertime Snack!

August 2, 2016

 

Do you feel guilty eating all that delicious watermelon by yourself? Well feel guilty no more! A sweet, juicy slice of watermelon makes for a wonderful and safe treat for dogs. Just be sure to separate the meat from the rind, as well as remove any seeds. The rind and seeds can cause tummy upset, even blockages, so separate them out before treating your pup to a yummy treat that will help rehydrate them on a hot summer day.

 

If you're interested in making something really special for your pup, we've found a simple recipe at PetGuide.com to make refreshing watermelon treats!

 

Frosty Watermelon Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 30 treats

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon (pureed)

  • 1 cup coconut water or milk

  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Scoop out watermelon – it must be seedless. Remove seeds if any, but save yourself the trouble and buy a seedless watermelon. Add to blender and puree until smooth.

  2. Add coconut water/milk (I used milk with the treats pictured here) and honey to blender and pureed watermelon. Blend well.

  3. Pour into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap or bag to avoid spillage. If you’re using hard plastic ice cube trays, you’re safe from most spillage. But if you’re like me and used silicone bone molds, you’ll need something flat to lay them on. If you don’t, you’re looking at a sticky mess on your floors and freezer. Before you pour, put the silicone mold on something flat that you can move to your freezer, like a cutting tray or a piece of cardboard. Instead of lifting and placing just the flexible silicone mold, you can pick up the stable surface area instead.

  4. Freeze overnight.

  5. To remove from tray, let sit on counter for a few minutes to loosen frozen treat. Twist tray to remove treat from mold.

 

For a video demonstration, see below.

 

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