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Recipe: Tasty Watermelon Dog Treats

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Frozen dog treats are a great way to help your pup beat the heat when the temperatures climb. I make them year round for an after exercise snack or just to feed as an alternative to traditional biscuit treats. These tasty watermelon dog treats can be prepared in just a few minutes, and they're sure to tempt your canine companion.

My dogs love watermelon! But, let's be honest, who doesn't? It's sweet, juicy and absolutely delicious! The fruit is 92% water and packed with essential nutrients like potassium and vitamins A, B6 and C.

Did you know that watermelon is fat and cholesterol free? It only has about 50 calories per cup, so it's even a good option for dogs on a diet. Plus, watermelon is a healthy snack that you can share with your dog.

Tasty Watermelon Dog Treats

watermelon dog treats

I use coconut milk in this recipe. It helps boost your dog's immune system and improves bd breath. However, too much coconut milk may upset your dog's stomach. This recipe shouldn't bother him, but if you notice any signs of tummy trouble you can use water as a substitute for the coconut milk in this recipe.

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Recipe: Tasty Watermelon Dog Treats

watermelon dog treats

Frozen dog treats are a great way to help your pup beat the heat when the temperatures climb. I make them year round for an after exercise snack or just to feed as an alternative to traditional biscuit treats. These tasty watermelon dog treats can be prepared in just a few minutes, and they're sure to tempt your canine companion.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: Freeze for about 3 hours
  • Total Time: 12 minute
  • Yield: 16 treats 1x
  • Category: Frozen Treats
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats

Ingredients

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  • watermelon
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions

All you have to do is fill your food processor with watermelon. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and puree.

As you'll see in my video guide, I used cute silicone pig molds to make my dog treats. You can use any silicone molds that you have on hand or an ice cube tray.

Fill the molds with the yogurt mixture until they're about 3/4 full. You'll want to leave room as the treats will expand slightly when they freeze.

You could use small pieces of dog-friendly fruit to add some texture to these treats. Apples, blueberries, bananas or carrots would be great additions. Just put a few small pieces of fruit or vegetable in each treat.

Freeze the treats until hardened. You can serve them to your dog as soon as they're frozen.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 26
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 2 MG
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6 g
  • Fiber: .3 g
  • Protein: .3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the freezer. They will keep for 2-3 months.

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We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Watermelon Dog Treats