How to Make Popsicles for Dogs: 5 Easy Recipes

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Dogs love popsicles for the same reason humans do: They’re wonderfully refreshing on a hot day. While human popsicles are loaded with sugar, these dog-friendly popsicles are far healthier. Not only are they safe for our best friends, but they also help keep dogs hydrated.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite “dolls on a stick” recipes below. With little prep time and just a few ingredients, they couldn’t be easier. If you are looking for dog ice cream recipes head here and for our popular guide to making all kinds of peanut butter dog treats check out this link.

Can dogs eat popsicles?

First, you may be wondering if popsicles are safe for dogs. The short answer is Yes, as long as you are sure of the ingredients. Avoid artificially sweetened popsicles as they may contain the dangerous additive xylitol, a sugar alcohol toxic to dogs. Never give your dog a bite from a lollipop that says “sugar free” just to be safe.

If you’re giving your dog a popsicle, even healthy homemade ones (see recipes below), be sure to watch him if the frozen treat contains a popsicle. An overly impatient dog can swallow the stick whole or chew it in half. Fragments could cause damage on the way down.

Now let’s find out some dog-safe frozen treats to take home!

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all that For real What you need to make these homemade dog treats is a liquid base, some kind of mix, and ice cube trays for freezing. A food processor is helpful but definitely not necessary.

We bought a set of silicone molds from Amazon that included a paw print mold and a bone mold, but any type of ice cube mold will do. You can even use silicone candy molds for extra small gifts. Popsicle molds or small paper cups also work in combination with popsicle sticks.

If you’ve never tried making homemade popsicles before, be sure to clear some space in your freezer before you begin. Also, make sure to place your silicone molds on baking sheets so you can move them around once they’re full! Learn from my failures.

This is the perfect starter recipe for the budding chef. Three flavors, two ice cube trays and beautiful homemade ice cubes for dogs that freeze long enough (about 4 hours). This recipe includes instructions for making frozen yogurt, blueberries, peanut butter, and strawberries.

These healthy treats are easy to adapt, too: try adding chicken broth, pumpkin puree, or sweet plantains, for example. The recipe with natural yoghurt can also be prepared without any dairy products.

Add a popsicle stick if you want to get American summer style. Your dog will love them either way!

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Pop these Greek Yogurt Treats in the freezer for a few hours and you’ve got a frozen treat that both dogs and humans will love. Well, it’s not cute… so maybe not so much for humans. But they make a pretty picture!

Watch an adorable chef dog trying to make these frozen treats in this video.

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This lactose-free frozen dog treat combines pineapple and watermelon for a tangy summer flavor. You’ll want to steal a bite too!

You can use a silicone bone mold to achieve this look, or pour into popsicle molds or paper cups and add craft sticks for easy handling.

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These dog paddles look fancy, but they come together in just minutes. The secret is in the layers. They’re packed with healthy melon, blueberries, and Greek yogurt for summer before the dog park. Your four-legged friend will love them.

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These light and refreshing ice pops are a summery treat for dogs that works just as well with watermelon or molasses. A squirt of yogurt on each paw pad makes them as eye-catching as they are delicious.

Don’t worry if your dog is lactose intolerant: you can switch to a coconut yogurt or skip it altogether.

If you have leftover melon afterwards, try our famous two-ingredient melon ice cream for dogs (or humans).

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More summertime dog treat recipes

Get our six best dog ice cream recipes to go way beyond the average summer dog treat. To get your pooch involved in the fun of frozen drinks, try one of our refreshing pups. And if your dog doesn’t like cold snacks, whip up a no-bake dog biscuit that’s a perfect warm-weather treat.

Visit YouTube and subscribe to Kiki’s Canine Kitchen for more great dog treat videos. Your dog will love this idea.

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Summer with dogs is the best, but it comes with some concerns. These tips will help keep your dog safe, happy, and hydrated all season long.

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