Ice Pups – poultry ice cubes for dogs, not cocktails

frozen ice pups Ice Pups   poultry ice cubes for dogs, not cocktailsWhen your dog is a hot drooling mess, an icy treat is both appreciated and can help cool them off fast. So, when we had our own little heat wave in the Seattle area recently, I decided to try Ice Pups from The Honest Kitchen. I had a packet given to me by the company at a recent conference.

What’s in Ice Pups?

Ice pups is a powdered mix of dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey and parsley. Sounds yummy, right? But probably best left to the pups, and not for cocktails.

How do you make Ice Pups?

Making these treats is so easy. And you have many options. I chose to take the little packet of powder, dissolve it in eight ounces of warm water and pour the liquid into an ice cube tray. I used this cute little silicone ice cube tray I bought at Target. Can’t decide if the shape is supposed to be berry clusters or brains.

You could also make a larger cube that your dog could lick. Or the website suggests you could serve it as a cold liquid, or even make a doggie sorbet! And if I knew how to make sorbet, I might consider doing so – don’t judge me!

Their dual purpose

An added bonus to this little packet of Ice Pups? Turn over the pouch and there are instructions for using the same powder to make a warm broth. What an awesome idea for those cold winter months.

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Simple Summer Treat

 

As most dog owners know, a warm dog releases heat by panting. So, on a warm day like we’re starting to experience here in the Seattle area, a cool treat is always most welcome!

 

One of the simplest & healthy summer treats I’ve found for my two dogs is frozen applesauce. The quickest and most convenient way of doing this is buying the small snack sized packs of applesauce and popping them in the freezer. Make sure you get the applesauce with no sugar added, and preferably organic. A big jar of applesauce would work just as well. You could freeze it in small paper cups or even in an ice cube tray. While apples are healthy for dogs, you should limit this treat to smaller quantities, as you do with most treats.

 

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Crazydog looooves her applesauce!

 

After the applesauce has frozen for a few hours it is ready to enjoy. For larger dogs, squeeze out the small container into their dish. Or, for smaller dogs, you can let them lick right from the container as they may not finish the entire treat in one sitting. Any leftovers can be put back in the freezer for a treat at another time.

 

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Lazydog is cautious about anything pertaining to fruits or vegetables.

 

Hope your dog enjoys this fun summer treat!

 

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