Doggos have natural furry jerseys to keep them warm during chilly winter nights. The coats look fur-tastic and stylish, but it gives the name “sweater” a new meaning…It makes the poor pup’s paw pads sweat. Yesh, drops of perspiration gather on their paws and noses when their bodies overheat. You can’t always see it, but it’s there and they can feel it. If you don’t give your dog liquids for a prolonged period they can dehydrate and even die. That’s why it’s super-important to keep your barking buddy cool during the flesh-frying summer days.
You can keep your canine watered by simply keeping their water bowl full or giving them a tasty PUP-sickle or three every day.
Here are 3 delicious pup-sickle recipes for your pooches’ delight.
Treat your pet with this mouth-watering, 3-ingredient ice lolly. It’s a burst of chickensy goodness mixed with a blend of peanut butter and parsley. YUM!
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup raw, unsalted peanut butter
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
This lip-smacking munchie will not only hydrate your doggies but also keep their breaths fresh. So, no more stinky face licks for you, sir/ma’am.
- Put the peanut butter and parsley into a small bowl and mix well.
- Fill a popsicles tray with the chicken broth and place in freezer for an hour.
- Spoon the peanut butter-parsley mix into the tray and place it in the freezer for 4 about hours.
- Offer it to the fur kids and watch them indulge.
You don’t need much for this one. All you need is a quarter seedless “watermelove” and a can of coconut milk. This lolly will leave drool hanging from your dogs’ cute little jowls ‘coz it’s succulent and sweet.
Please note: Watermelon is perfectly okay for dogs to eat if you remove the seeds first. The seeds can cause intestinal blockage.
- Scoop about ¼ of a de-seeded watermelon out and share the rest with your human pals.
- Blend the coconut milk and watermelon.
- Pour the mix into an ice cube tray, freeze and wait.
- Now the fun begins. You and your canine can experience a burst of melon bliss.
- Banana and pumpkin paw-fection
Who’s up for a healthy, frosty treat? Cool your dog this summer with a pumpkin and banana pop which you can also nibble on if you feel like adding more flavour to your palate.
1 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt *
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon irradiated honey
1 ripe banana
* Use Lactose-free yogurt from Woolworths if your pooch is lactose intolerant, sensitive beast!
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- Spoon the mix into a silicone popsicle tray.
- Freeze overnight
- Pop out the moulds and serve on a hot day!
Hope you enjoy making these delicious treats for your fur balls. Remember, although it’s tempting to give your dog a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, it can make pooch sick, because there are high levels of lactose inside your favorite scoops of vanilla. Rather take 5 minutes out of your day and whip up a healthy lolly to make your pet jolly.
Happy lolly-licking, hounds!