Pupsicles for Keeping Dogs Cool This Summer!

The heat is on! And in summer’s heat people take advantage of chilled drinks, ice cream and other cold treats, so why not do the same for our precious pups? Now pet parents can make sure their dogs stay just as comfortable as their owners with the signature Pupsicle recipe from Just Food For Dogs.

It is a common fact that dogs are in danger of overheating, especially during the months of summer, as they primarily regulate their body temperature through panting—a natural activity that removes heat by passing cool air over the moist surfaces of the tongue and lungs. Southern California’s coolest dog kitchen, Just Food For Dogs, developed their signature Pupsicles last summer and they quickly became a hit among the four-legged friend crowd. This summer they will release their signature recipes to be made at home in an effort to keep dogs cool everywhere.

Just Food For Dogs signature Pupsicles are tasty, frozen and healthy dog treats that are made entirely from ingredients certified by USDA/FDA for human consumption.  Made fresh in a kitchen specifically catering to dogs, there are absolutely no preservatives, no added colors, no by-products or any other additives and the same thing can be accomplished by following this recipe at home. These natural dog treats come in two flavors that dogs love, Peanut Butter-Banana and Beef. The “sticks” are completely edible as they are made from the same recipe as the Beef and Peanut Butter treats. The frozen “sicle” part of the treat is yogurt based and includes all natural ingredients as listed below.

Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicle 

32 oz low-fat plain yogurt

2 mashed bananas

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

1 oz blueberries, chopped

Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treat

In a medium bowl, cream together mashed bananas, peanut butter and honey.  Add yogurt and mix until blended. Place blueberries on the bottom of 3 oz freezable cups. Spoon yogurt mixture into cups and place in freezer until it is partially frozen, about an hour. Place a Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in the freezer until frozen, about two hours.

Beef Pupsicles

1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

1/2 cup Beef broth

Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat

Whisk yogurt and beef broth together until smooth. Spoon yogurt mixture into 3 oz cups and place in freezer until partially frozen. Place a Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in freezer until frozen, about two hours.

To make smaller Pupsicles, use an ice cube tray in place of the 3 oz cups. To feed, pop the Pupsicle out of the cup and into a bowl by pressing on the bottom of the cup. Then serve.

About Just Food For Dogs

Just Food For Dogs is a commercial, human-grade kitchen based in Southern California providing daily food for healthy dogs and custom formulations for dogs with special dietary needs such as digestive disorders, pancreatitis, cancer, food allergies, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.  All food and treats are made entirely from USDA/FDA ingredients certified for human consumption and cooked to the minimum allowed temperature to preserve the maximum nutritional value. The team behind the kitchen and recipes are composed of a veterinarian, canine nutrition expert, pet chef and a cadre of dogs and dog lovers. Ultimately, Just Food For Dogs is a dog kitchen with one goal: to increase the quality and length of life for as many dogs possible.

To learn more about Just Food For Dogs please visit www.justfoodfordogs.com or for daily updates visit them at facebook.com/justfoodfordogs

Authored by: Cathy Alessandra

Cathy Alessandra is a wife, a mother of three, the founder of the Today's Innovative Woman, and the creator of What's Up For Kids, LLC. What's Up For Kids was founded in 1995 based on the need of finding information about local events and activities - all in one place. As a parent, Cathy will help you find the resources you need in an easy to use format within What's Up For Kids. As a business woman, Cathy will help you with all your marketing needs. Cathy was awarded the 2011 Top 50 Momprenuer of the Year award by Babble.com and has been featured on cbs.com and KFWB - Los Angeles as well as being named a finalist in the 2011 Ali Brown Platinum Excellence Awards. Find out more about Cathy at http://www.CathyAlessandra.com

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