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kandy April 6th, 2005 05:53 PM

Doggie Popsicles
I found this recipe for Doggie Popsicles (can't remember where) and thought that I would share it with everyone. It gets pretty hot here in the summer and so I tried these. If your dog likes ice cubes - they will love these!

1 package skinny rawhide sticks (the rolled kind)
Beef Boullion cubes
Small plastic juice cups (or if you have those nifty popsicle molds, use them instead)

Prepare the boullion according to directions. Allow to cool completely. Pour about 3 inches of liquid into juice cup (you can make them bigger or smaller depending on the size of the dog). Put in freezer - when the boullion gets really slushy, place the rawhide stick in the middle of the liquid. You want the liquid slushy enough to hold the rawhide in place. After completely frozen, pull the plastic cup off and viola! Puppy Popsicles!

Trinitie April 7th, 2005 09:02 AM

Now how cute is that? Thanks for the post!

Eleni April 7th, 2005 09:04 AM

I bet sam would love those!

gonna try it this summer


raingirl April 7th, 2005 10:16 AM

Any suggestions if you don't feed your dog rawhide?? (don't know if you know it but raw hide is a dangerous treat, as the dog can swallow pieces that are too large, and they can't digest rawhide, so it just causes a blockage in their stomach).

Trinitie April 7th, 2005 10:45 AM

I would think any type of "stick" treat would work. Some people like "pup-perronis", or you could use dehydrated meat as a stick. Basically anything that can stand up while the broth freezes should work ok.

Oh, just thought of it:
Make sure you use low-sodium beef broth. Regular beef broth is quite high in sodium and can result in too high a salt intake.

raingirl April 7th, 2005 11:42 AM

Oh yeah, and check the labels. All the commercial beef broths I looked at had onion flakes/flavouring/powder in them...and dogs can't have onions as it causes their red blood cells to burst and they could die.

happycats April 7th, 2005 11:52 AM

Another idea, instead of waiting for the bullion to become slushy to put sticks in. Just cover cup or popsicle mold with cling wrap and push treat through the centre (that way they will stand up) to hold treat in place.

Just a thought, as I know I would forget to do this when it's slushy, and they would be frozen solid by the time I remembered :o

Trinitie April 7th, 2005 12:08 PM

I think its a good idea. Cling wrap - who'da thunk it?

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