There’s nothing better on a Summer day than some fresh, juicy watermelon! Did you know that this is a great healthy food to share with you dog? You can let them nibble on a slice or take it one step further and make frozen watermelon treats that your dog will love.
Since I always love to take things one step further, I whipped up these treats for Lucy on one super hot and muggy day. She loved them so much that she wanted to eat them right out of the silicone treat mold, and the bowl, and my hand… she pretty much wanted to eat them all no matter what.
Why is Watermelon a Good Dog Treat?
According to the AKC, watermelon “is a health-food powerhouse, low in calories and packed with nutrients—vitamins A, B6, and C, and potassium.” When giving it to your dog, watch out for seeds that could cause an intestinal blockage. “It’s also probably not a good idea to allow a dog to chew on the rind, because it can cause gastrointestinal upset.”
Watermelons are very affordable and easy to find in the Summer, two more reasons why this makes a great treat for your pup!
Frozen Watermelon Treats You Can Share
These were so easy to make! I can’t believe I haven’t done it before. The watermelon rind bowl is totally optional, but I think it looks so cute and made it even more fun for me to present the treats to Lucy.
Something really fun about these treats is that you can share them with your dog! I love to sample what I make for the dogs, but they’re usually crunchy biscuits or peanut butter pupcakes. These frozen watermelon treats are something I actually want to eat!
If you don’t want to snack on the frozen treats with your dog, you could also save some of the blended up fruit to make a watermelon mojito for yourself!
Frozen Watermelon Dog Treat Recipe
Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever?
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Fresh Mint (optional)
Slice up a nice ripe watermelon, discarding the rind and as many seeds as you can.
Add to a blender or food processor until you have about 2 cups of fruit. Add coconut oil and the optional fresh mint leaves. Blend to liquify.
Pour mixture into silicone dog treat molds like these. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.
There are still plenty of hot Summer days ahead, so why not treat yourself and your dog to these frozen watermelon treats? Get a printable version of this recipe when you click the button below, PLUS free access to my recipe and DIY library where you’ll not only get this recipe but over a dozen other ideas.
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All photos by Rose Colored Creative. Thank you Sarah for capturing this beautiful Summer day for us! *This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.