Thursday, 2 July 2015
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{RECIPE} Fourth of July Ice Pop Dog Treats

Saturday will be the Fourth of July / Independence Day, so we thought that we would share an easy summer dog treat recipe for our American readers. These simple ice pops are a fun little summer time treat for your canine companions - perfect for cooling down during the dog days of summer!
Homemade fruit and frozen yogurt dog treats shaped like stars

Simple Fourth of July Ice Pop Dog Treats

🥄 Treat Ingredients:

Food colouring (optional) and/or natural tint(s)

🥄 Making the Treats: 

Red - Mash strawberries (fresh or frozen - if using frozen, use the juicy water too), add a dollop of yogurt and mix to combine. Spoon into an ice cube tray or silicon mold and freeze.

Blue - Mash blueberries (fresh or frozen - if using frozen, use the juicy water too), add yogurt and a dash of blue colouring/tint (optional for bluer stars), and mix to combine. Spoon into an ice cube tray or silicon mold and freeze.

White - Plain yogurt, straight up. Spoon into an ice cube tray or silicon mold and freeze.

Tips and Tricks:
  • We use low fat / low sugar yogurt. Go natural or take care when when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients used for your dogs - xylitol is particularly dangerous for dogs.
  • Not keen on dairy? Pureed banana and/or coconut milk are potential neutral-coloured alternatives. You can experiment anything pet-safe, including simple water, as the base.Get creative! Its fun!
  • Any tray will do, but flexible ice-cube trays work great for freezing fun shaped treats.  
  • Store and serve straight from the freezer.  These treats will melt quickly, especially in warm temperatures and can be messy while your pup is licking merrily, so these are best enjoyed from a bowl or outside.

We often make frozen treats for our boys, especially when the weather is warm.  These treats were made as red, white, and blue, but your imagination is the limit when it comes to making frozen dog treats in many other dog-friendly flavours (and colours), so get creative! What are your favourite frozen dog treats?  Feel free to share your favorite recipes or combinations  in our comments or on our  social media - we love trying new things. 

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

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