Have you ever Google searched for “How to keep it cool in the pooch neighbourhood?” Yes you have, I’m looking at your dog owners. Picky eating is often observed only in humans. The reluctance to experiment with food, a borderline disorder known as “Food Neophobia”. This however does not apply to canines. They aren’t fussy and are always game for that gastronomical exploration. You know that’s true because they’ve willingly demolished your shoes when you weren’t looking. It doesn’t stop there. They’ve nibbled your furniture, the internet cable, and insects or in dog speak “unwelcome visitors”. However not all types of food are healthy for dogs. It is necessary to consult your veterinarian before you go forth and feed them. Make sure you start out with small portions and see if it triggers any form of allergic reaction. You can slowly expand your portions later on.
Moving from food to frozen food, here are a list of popsicles you can make for your most reliable animal guardian. You can get creative with this frozen snack but make sure the ingredients you use will not inflict any harm on your pooches. You can use fruits or treats suspended in water, watered down wet food, favourite frozen vegetables or even iced chicken broth on a stick (Pooches Choice)! They are readily available but the preservatives and colour additives might be toxic to dogs, so an alternative to the store-bought ice pops is making them at home using blended fruit juice, drink mix, or any freezable beverage. A classic method involves using ice cube trays and toothpicks, although various ice pop freezer moulds are also available.
Help your best friend beat the summer doldrums with these Popsicle recipes that are super easy to make!
Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicle-
This treat can be enjoyed all year round! Use unsweetened and unsalted peanut butter devoid of xylitol which is a sugar alcohol, popularly used as a sweetener. Serve this to your dog and turn him to a happy camper!
Homemade Fresh Fruit Popsicle-
Here’s a recipe for layered Popsicle that your pooch is bound to love! Laura uses watermelon, strawberries, blueberries and Kiwi to construct this healthy ice lolly! Honey is optional depending on how naturally sweet your fruit is.
This dad and daughter duo show you how to make a Popsicle handpicked from the farm! They use non-dairy coconut yogurt and I did my research, coconuts are perfectly suitable for your pooch so no worrying about that.
Creamy Orange Popsicle-
This is a canine crowd pleaser! Laura uses concentrated orange and condensed milk to add that hint of sweetness. And she also makes a request to the smart people asking them to invent something that’ll quicken the freezing process of any home-made frozen treats. We’re with you, Laura!
Yogurt & Blueberry Popsicle-
This video will show you how to make blueberry puree Popsicle that is out of this world. The recipe uses Turkish yogurt and some vanilla pods to make it one fancy stick food!
Mango Lassi Popsicle-
Greek yogurt and chunks of mango turned into a Popsicle! Mango lassi is famously chugged in Indian households because as we all know too well, Indian summers are a horror show for every individual!
Frozen Blueberry Popsicle Lolly-
This recipe will show you how to create a refreshing blueberry Popsicle that your dog will absolutely love!
Peanut Butter Popsicle-
Gently whisk together a generous spoon of peanut butter and milk. Pour it into a mould and leave it to set. And you’re done there. Don’t keep your pooch waiting!