Do you have a dog that loves their fruits and vegetables?!? We do, Koda will do almost anything for his carrots! He loves them so much he’ll come barreling over to the kitchen as soon as he hears chopping on the cutting board. What we love about this recipe is that it’s so simple, we know what’s going into it, and we often have all of the ingredients at any given time. You can also substitute the ingredients for your dog’s favourite foods.
What you will need:
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Apple
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- Food processor
- Ice Cube Tray or Mould
First, wash the apple and carrot then cut off the ends of the carrot. You can also peel the apple and carrot if you prefer, we typically do not. Depending on your food processor, you may have to cut the carrot into smaller pieces. We chopped the carrot into 1-inch pieces and threw them in into the processor.
Next, cut the apple in half and remove the core/seeds. Like the carrot, cut the apple into smaller pieces and put them into the food processor. Turn your food processor on and slowly add the water in. You may have to adjust the amount of water that you use. You want a thick consistency, but not too thick, as you’ll need to be able to pour the mixture into the mould.
After you have achieved the desired consistency, you can fill up the ice cube tray or fun mould and pop them into a freezer until frozen. We used a cute paw and bone mould for Koda’s treats. You can usually find fun moulds at your local Edmonton pet stores like Bone and Biscuit, or of course, online through sites like Amazon.
Pop-out the frozen pawsicles from the mould and store them in an air-tight container in the freezer. Your pup will appreciate the cool treat, especially on those warm days. Like all treats, please remember that treats should be given in moderation.
What are your dog’s favourite fruits/veggies? Will you be making them some pawsicles this summer? Your pup will certainly consider you for YEG dog mom of the year!