Watermelon season is here and so is hot weather. To keep your pups cool, make these refreshing homemade watermelon dog treats (just one ingredient)!
Is there anything more synonymous with summer than watermelon? Juicy and hydrating, it’s the perfect summer snack!
Turns out, Rhubarb loves this wonderful fruit, and I bet your pup does too! Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and great for hydration (check out all the benefits of watermelon for dogs).
Watermelon can be given fresh, frozen, or blended. So let’s make a frozen treat version to keep our dogs cool and hydrated!
Ingredients for Watermelon Dog Treats
These treats are so simple to make, all you need is watermelon and some type of ice mold (this paw mold is my favorite!). You can also customize it with any add-ins your dog likes!
- Watermelon: The star of the show! Watermelon has a super high water content making it perfect for dog popsicles!
- Optional: You can add in any fun flavor add-ins like salmon oil, green-lipped mussel powder, or sardines!
How to make Watermelon Treats
Making melon dog treats is so simple! You don’t need anything except a blender, mold, and watermelon! Some fruit treats use yogurt, which is great too, but these watermelon dog treats without yogurt keep it simple.
Step 1: Blend
Blend watermelon until smooth, optionally blending in nutrition or flavor boosters (like fish oil, mussels, or sardines).
Step 2: Freeze
If using silicone paw-shaped molds, set the molds on a baking sheet or plate first to make them easier to transfer to the freezer. Pour into mixture into molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand while freezing.
Want to save these for later? No problem! Simply keep them in the molds and cover them with plastic wrap or put them in a sealed container. You can also remove them from the molds and store them in a zip lock bag or sealed container. As long as they do not begin to melt while in the container, they will not stick together.
For some more fun fruits and veggies, try adding spinach or other leafy green, so many vitamins, and lots of fiber. You can also try adding any of these other options.
- Watermelon: Learn all things watermelon for dogs!
- Dog-Safe Honeydew Melon: An easy swap if you don’t have watermelon.
- Spinach: Everything you need to know about feeding your dog spinach!
- Avocado: Just a teaspoon of avocado gives your dog healthy fats and loads of nutrients.
- Kefir: You can replace the yogurt with kefir for an even more probiotic-dense treat.
More Summer Fun For Your Pup
There are so many things to love about summer. Here are just a few of Rhubarb’s!
- Dog Friendly Banana Split is best shared between you and your pup!
- Yogurt Dipped Strawberries are like the deconstructed version of these blended frozen dog treats. Just dip, freeze, and serve!
- West Paw Toppl – this is one of the best puzzle toys out there and great for keeping dogs busy inside on hot days!
- Dog Friendly Ice Cream is so easy to make (make it a sundae by adding these watermelon dog treats on top!)
Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats Recipe (1 Ingredient!)
- Silicone Dog Treat Molds
- 2 cups watermelon
- Optional Flavor Boosters: salmon oil green lipped mussel powder, sardines
- Blend: Blend watermelon until smooth, optionally blending in nutrition or flavor boosters (like fish oil, mussels, or sardines).
- Freeze: If using silicone paw-shaped molds, set the molds on a baking sheet first. Pour into mixture into molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand while freezing.
- Serve: Pop watermelon dog treats out of the molds and store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve.