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Summer Popsicles

Summer Popsicles

Peanut Butter Pupsicles for Dogs

Dogs love popsicles, or “pupsicles,” because they taste great and give them something to do. Try this cool recipe to help your pooch beat the heat this coming summer.


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups rice milk or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 medium banana or 1 6oz. jar of baby fruit
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. smooth peanut butter, without salt


Directions:

Mix ingredients well in a blender, then pour into 3 oz. paper cups or ice cube trays. Do not use popsicle sticks of any kind! Freeze for four hours or more. When ready to serve, tear off the paper cup or pop out of tray and place pupsicles in a bowl.

Note: Some peanut butters and yogurt contain xylitol, an ingredient that is toxic to dogs. Always check the label before using in your recipe.

Nutritional Information:

  • Protein: 17.74%
  • Fat: 19.88%
  • Carbohydrates: 62.38%
  • Calories for Entire Recipe (please create portions appropriately): 1302


Purr-fect Puff Pops

A tail-twitching, whisker-lickin’ treat that is sure to get a meow from your favorite feline!

Ingredients:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1⁄2 cup of honey
  • 1 long diced carrot
  • 6-ounce can of tuna in water


Directions:

Mash the hard-boiled egg and put it into a bowl. Add honey, carrot and tuna. Mix together and roll into marble-sized balls. Place the puffs in a sealed container and keep refrigerated until they turn into chilled pops. Then serve.

Serving size:

1 puff pop for an adult cat and 1⁄2 pop for a kitten.

Nutritional Information

  • Protein: 21.65%
  • Fat: 17.80%
  • Carbohydrates: 60.55%
  • Calories for entire recipe: 972

If your pet has a pre-existing medical condition, consult your Banfield veterinarian before adding a new food to your pet’s diet. Also, these recipes is for intermittent or supplemental feeding only and is not a replacement for a complete or balanced diet.