DIY: Pupsicles [for your pup!]


Two thirds of my dog population have very non-summer-friendly coats, so any little icy treat [um, usually just ice] I give them is God sent. Okay, let’s be honest. They are lab mixes – any kind of food is God sent. BUT! Now they can enjoy a healthy summer snack – with flavor!


If you love your fur babies as much as I do, you want to make them all kinds of happy, especially during the unbearable summer months. One of my favorite things to do is put ice cubes in their water, but that can get kind of messy when they realize they can dunk their heads in to fish them out! So instead of using plain old ice cubes, why not give them a bit of their favorite flavors? Along with being tasty, the flax seeds help with your dog’s skin and coat.


1. lowfat vanilla yogurt 2. peanut butter 3. flax seeds

*note: the amount of PB is really up to you. 3 tblsp or more…

Two simple steps:

1. Blend all ingredients until thick and smooth.
2. Pour mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.

*note: the above photo only represents half the recipe


And then taunt your pups with them. 😉

I hope your pets get a cool kick out of their new treats! Do you have any similar recipes to share?
[[Here is another recipe I tried out recently: Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats]]

p.s. benefits of flaxseed

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  1. This is brilliant! I love my little Shiva and I can't wait to make her some of these treats. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Amazing, cheap idea! I know my Frenchie will love these. On summer days when we're all outside, he gets a little too hot and the kids are sad when he must go in. With these, he might be able to extend his playtime!

  3. Bodhi practically licked the screen when he saw these! Now that we live in the desert he is a huge fan of Frosty Paws…this recipe is totally going to be our DIY alternative! On a side note, my aunt totally has her dogs trained to run and sit by the freezer when they hear the ice cream man in the neighborhood…hilarious! xo.

  4. Both of my corgis love these treats (I'm not sure Pippin even chews his anymore)!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

  5. What could be used in place of flaxseed? My dog is allergic to most kinds of grains and i dont want to try a new kind that may set her off.

  6. We have no “furr- babie’s” at this time, but over the year’s, we raised “3” lil’ Maltese, at separate time’s. Love your recipe’s for the “pupsicle’, for myself. YUM!!!

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