Summer is here and that means lots of time spent outdoors in the hot weather with our four-legged friends. But fun in the sun isn’t limited to trips to the park – you can also pamper your pooch with a delicious and nutritious frozen treat!
If you’re looking for an easy summery snack for your dog, look no further than these frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats. Not only are they cooling, but they’re packed full of vitamins and antioxidants – perfect for keeping your dog healthy all season long!
Plus, they can be made right at home using just a few simple ingredients.
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Can dogs have watermelon?
Yes! Watermelon is a safe and healthy snack for dogs, as long as it’s in moderation. It’s a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium.
But be sure to remove all the seeds before feeding it to your dog as they can be a choking hazard.
Watermelon is also a low calorie, high water content food, making it a great hydrating snack for dogs.
Can dogs have blueberries?
Yes! Blueberries are a safe and healthy treat for dogs. Just remember to give them to your dog in moderation.
Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins C and K. They’re also low in calories making them a great treat for dogs.
How to make frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats
Watermelon and blueberry frozen dog treats are easy to make and only need 3 ingredients.
Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog new foods.
Ingredients for frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats
1/2 to 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups seedless watermelon
1 cup water
Directions for making blueberry watermelon dog treats
Start by cutting the watermelon into small pieces making sure to remove any seeds you find. You need to end up with 2 cups of chopped watermelon.
Then place the watermelon into a blender or food processor and add the 1 cup of water.
Puree until mostly smooth.
Next, take the blueberries and place a few into each spot in an ice cube tray. You can use a regular ice cube tray or these paw and bone shape silicone molds that I used, and cover the bottom of each spot with blueberries. The blueberries I used were very small, larger blueberries will need to be cut in half or quarters to fit properly.
Finally, pour the watermelon mixture over the blueberries filling each ice cube spot to the top.
Freeze for at least 3 to 4 hours or longer if needed.
Once frozen, remove the treats from the ice cube trays and give one to your dog. The rest should be stored in an airtight container in the freezer.
Luna and Morgan both enjoyed these frozen dog treats. Morgan enjoyed hers so much she wouldn’t let me get a good picture. If you look close, you can see just the edge of the treat in her mouth. 🤣
Tips for making frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats
When using silicone molds, place the silicone mold on a cookie sheet prior to filling. This will make it easier to get it to the freezer.
You can adjust the size of these treats by using different-sized ice cube trays, or by not filling the tray as full. Make smaller treats for smaller dogs and larger treats for larger dogs.
If the blueberries you have are too large to place whole in the ice cube tray and you don’t want to cut them, they can be added to the blender and pureed with the watermelon.
I used frozen blueberries and they started to thaw in the process of making the treats. This caused the treats to have a layered pink and purple look to them. Treats made with fresh blueberries won’t have this look to them.
To make this look with fresh blueberries, puree them with a little water. Then pour into the ice cube tray filling 1/4 to 1/2 of the way. Freeze for a couple of hours, then add the watermelon puree.
Making homemade dog treats is a great way to ensure your furry friend gets healthy and delicious snacks. Frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats are a refreshing option on a hot summer day and are easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Using fresh fruits like watermelon and blueberries provide your dog with essential vitamins and nutrients that can improve their overall health.
Always consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet. Also, be mindful of the portion sizes and frequency of treats given to your dog as too much can lead to weight gain and other health issues.
With these easy and healthy watermelon blueberry dog treats, your fur baby can indulge in a nice frozen treat while also reaping the benefits of fresh and nutritious ingredients.
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