You love your dog more than anything, right? And that means that you want to be able to give them whatever they want. Unfortunately, not everything they want is particularly good for them. Although, there’s one food that dogs love that’s actually great for them, and that’s watermelon. The next time you pick up some of this summertime treat from your local farmers’ market, consider making your dog some treats with the spoils. There are a few different ways you can feed this fruit to your pup. Check out these watermelon treat ideas.
Mix it With Yogurt
Not only is watermelon good for your dogs, but yogurt is, too. That’s why mixing these ingredients together is such a good idea. Take some watermelon and put it in your blender. Then, add some plain fat-free Greek yogurt. Blend it all together and pour it into molds that you can put in the freezer (silicone molds work best here). Let them sit for a few hours to freeze, and then give a treat to your pup. It is best to do this outside because this treat can be a little messy. They’re going to love it!
If you’re looking for something that’s even easier, make a watermelon slushie for your pup. Freeze cubes of watermelon, and then put them in your blender. Add some coconut milk to the mix (best to use coconut milk and not coconut water here – there’s a difference), and you’ve got a slushie your dog will want to dig into right away.
Trying to get some more fruit into your dog’s diet? Your pup will likely love bananas just as much as they love watermelon, which is why these watermelon “pupsicles” are so fun to make. Again, take frozen watermelon cubes and add them to a blender, but this time, add some banana. Mix it up and add the combination to a mold. Put them in the freezer, and you’ve got a snack for your dog that they are going to gobble up immediately.
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Of course, you don’t really have to get fancy when it comes to feeding your dog watermelon. Sometimes, the easiest thing to serve is also the tastiest. If you have some leftover watermelon, cut it into slices and feed it to your dog just as it is. They’ll love snacking on this tasty treat. Just a warning: This can get messy, so be sure to keep it outside.
Your dog is going to go wild over watermelon this spring and summer with these recipes.