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Pet Chef Recipes: Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

Pet Chef Recipes: Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

With the hot weather, it’s important to think of ways in which you can help your dog to feel more comfortable. These frozen treats are the perfect way to help them cool down.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 18/06/2021, 16:30

On today’s edition of Pet Chef, we show you how to make a frozen dog treat recipe with watermelon as the main ingredient! 

This recipe is super easy to make as it only involves 3 separate ingredients.

The perfect dog treats for summer

Eating cool treats is a great way to keep your dog’s temperature down when the weather outside is very hot. Plus, watermelon is 92% water! While these treats can’t replace a fresh bowl of water, you can feed them to your dog to help prevent dehydration

Total preparation time: 20 minutes (excluding freezing time)

Dog tasty score: 5 out of 5

Human tasty score: 4 out of 5 (yes, it’s good for humans too)!

Wamiz tip: The parsley is not mandatory to this recipe, but it’s a nice touch and it can leave your dog’s breath feeling fresh (though we don’t promise it’ll fix everything)!

Nutritionist’s advice: Only use the flesh of the watermelon to make these frozen dog treats. The rind and seeds are difficult to digest and could give your dog an upset stomach.

Suitable for cats: Yes

Does your dog prefer carrots? Check out this carrot - banana frozen dog treat recipe!

Recipe for frozen watermelon dog treats

This recipe is super easy to make! However, if you want to achieve the frozen treats with different layers of ingredients, then you’ll have to freeze your treats several times. Sound confusing? We promise it’s not! Here’s what you need to do:

Ingredients for watermelon-based frozen dog treat recipe

  • 300 grams of seedless watermelon pureed
  • 140 grams of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped

Instructions 

  1. Blend seedless watermelon until it’s pureed.
  2. Chop parsley into fine pieces.
  3. Place a small piece of parsley into the bottom of the mold.
  4. Add a thin layer of plain Greek yogurt.
  5. Freeze for one hour. 
  6. Take the mold out of the freezer and fill the remaining space with watermelon puree. 
  7. Freeze at least 4 hours.

Alternatively, you could first insert a layer of watermelon, then Greek yogurt, then watermelon again. It’s up to your creativity! Then all you have to do is enjoy! 

You can indulge in these tasty frozen treats with your dog - or you could just have a piece of watermelon! You’ll probably have some left over.

So what did you think? Did your dog enjoy this tasty summer treat?

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