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Nicole JanigaDIY & Recipes / Pet Parenting

DIY Frozen ‘Pupsicle’ Treat for Dogs

There is nothing better than a popsicle on a hot day. But all the sugar in traditional popsicles isn’t good for dogs. Instead, when the temperature rises, whip up these delicious dog-friendly “pupsicles” for your fur kid. This frozen DIY dog treat is easy to make and is packed with fiber and antioxidants for a healthy, energizing treat.

What you'll need:

What you'll need
Photo: Chewy Studios

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-natural, pet-safe bone broth without garlic or onions
  • 25-30 fresh blueberries
  • 4 medium-size fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup of all-natural freeze-dried apple chips
  • 1 leaf of green kale
  • 6 beef gullet sticks

Supplies

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Popsicle molds
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rolling pin
  • Resealable plastic bag

Yield:
6 dog treats

Serving size:
1 dog treat

Prep time:
15 minutes

Freeze time:
6 hours

Total time:
6 hours, 15 minutes

Instructions

1

Fill each popsicle mold halfway with bone broth.

Fill each popsicle mold halfway with bone broth.

2

Wash the blueberries and drop 4-5 into each popsicle mold.

Wash the blueberries and drop 4-5 into each popsicle mold.

3

Wash the strawberries, de-stem and cut them into thin slivers.

Wash the strawberries, de-stem and cut them into thin slivers.

4

Divide the strawberry slices evenly among the molds.

Divide the strawberry slices evenly among the molds.

5

Crush the apple chips and divide them evenly among each mold.

Crush the apple chips and divide them evenly among each mold. Crush the apple chips and divide them evenly among each mold.

6

Cut the kale leaf into ribbons and top each mold with the garnish.

Cut the kale leaf into ribbons and top each mold with the garnish. Cut the kale leaf into ribbons and top each mold with the garnish.

7

Cover each of the filled plastic molds with aluminum foil and gently cut a small X into the middle using the knife. Be sure that the “X” is large enough for the gullet stick to fit through.

Cover each of the filled plastic molds with aluminum foil and gently cut a small X into the middle using the knife. Cover each of the filled plastic molds with aluminum foil and gently cut a small X into the middle using the knife.

8

Carefully insert the gullet sticks through the “X” without pressing any foil into the broth. Freeze the molds for 6 hours or overnight.

Carefully insert the gullet sticks through the “X” without pressing any foil into the broth. Freeze the molds for 6 hours or overnight.

9

To serve, remove the pupsicle from the freezer and run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds to release.

Note: Dogs should always be supervised when eating a bully or gullet stick, and the stick should be chewed thoroughly and eaten in one sitting to prevent a choking hazard. Store leftovers in the freezer.

Enjoy with your best friend! To serve, remove the pupsicle from the freezer and run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds to release.

This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. If your pet has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.

By: Nicole Janiga
Pet Central Collaborator

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