When the weather is hot we are all looking for something cool and refreshing to give our dogs. And if you are anything like me you are often looking for a natural treat that you can make yourself.
This is what I love about this recipe – it’s quick and easy, and it’s relatively cheap to make.
Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats Recipe
To make these treats all you need is:
🍉1/4 of a watermelon (seeds removed)
🥥1/2 tin of coconut milk
Blend and pour into an ice cube tray.
Freeze and serve with love.
You might also enjoy our Dog Friendly Ice Cream Recipe
Is Watermelon Good For Dogs?
Watermelon has lots of benefits for dogs. It’s low in calories, fat free and made of over 90% water – so it’s great for hydration on a hot day.
It also includes potassium and vitamins A, B6, and C. It is also high in fiber, which is good for digestion.
It’s also a source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer.
What Parts Of The Watermelon Should They Not Eat?
A few seeds will not harm your dog, but an excessive amount could cause blockages. So make sure to remove all the seeds before you make the treats. It’s messy but worth it!
Your dog should definitely not eat the rind of the watermelon – as this could definitely cause a blockage. Instead they should just stick to the flesh of the fruit.
Make sure you dispose of the watermelon rind safely so they can’t eat it.
How Much Watermelon Should My Dog Eat?
These treats should not make up a large proportion of their diet and should be given in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Any excessive amount of a new food could cause an upset stomach.
When making the treats always use fresh watermelon – don’t be tempted to use anything processed that might have added sugar in it.
We hope you enjoy these treats and look forward to hearing how you get on with them.