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Kiefer’s Strawberry Watermelon Pupsicles

Summer isn’t just the time for you to cool down.  It’s also the time for your pup to cool down as well!  If your dog is energetic and loves playing outside on the grass, but it’s also a really hot day – reward them for being such a good sport with these homemade strawberry watermelon pupsicles!

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So what exactly is a pupsicle?  It’s a popsicle for dogs.  Get it?  Pupsicle?  No?  Okay, I’ll just enjoy this pun to myself.

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Your dog will love you for this treat, and it’ll also help them cool off.  Just ask the Kiefer dawg.

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He bit off a piece of the thing when I tried to give it to him.  I was a little worried at first too when I put strawberries in this recipe.  Kiefer doesn’t like strawberries and refuses to eat them every time I gave one to him.  Imagine my surprise to find strawberries on the floor after thinking each time I fed Kiefer a strawberry, he ate it.  Instead, he just grabbed it in his mouth, ran away with it, and spit it on the floor.  I eventually gave up trying to feed him strawberries.  Clearly he wasn’t having any.  But I thought maybe he does like the flavor of strawberries, but hate the texture.  So I kind of experimented with this theory and blended the strawberries into his pupsicle.  And you know what?  He might not like chewing an actual strawberry because it’s soft, but he loves it when it’s in his pupsicle!  This definitely gets his stamp of approval.

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What’s so great about these pupsicles?  Well, they smell delicious and taste amazing – both sweet and refreshing!  I could honestly eat it myself.  (I might have actually licked some too, don’t judge).  They’re 100% safe for both humans and dogs.  Also, there’s a little bit of parsley in there to help freshen your dog’s breath!  Lastly, it’s beyond easy to make.

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Ingredients

1 cup whole strawberries
1/2 cup watermelon **
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon parsley

Directions

Add everything in a blender and blend till smooth.  Pour into puppy molds and freeze for a few hours until completely frozen.  Pop out of mold and have your dog enjoy!

If you’re wondering where you can get one of these bone shape molds, you can find it on Amazon!  The pack I got comes with both bone and paw shapes:

GYBest 2 Pack Food Grade Large Mats Trays, Dog Pets Bones Paws Silicone Baking Molds, Bake Dog Treats For Pets, Kids, Dog-lovers, Kitchen Tips

** NOTE:  Make sure to use a seedless watermelon.  Seeds can cause an upset stomach for your dog.

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I hope your dog enjoys this recipe as much as Kiefer did.  Don’t forget you can follow him on Instagram @thenoblekiefer.  He’ll greatly appreciate it, and you won’t regret seeing this happy dog pop up on your Instagram feed.

Have an amazing day!

Yours Truly,

Sally Hyroad 

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