Watermelon Dog Treat Popsicles – and Oscar’s 1st Gotcha Day!

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Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Oscar. We love you! We’re celebrating with your favorite Watermelon Dog Treats today.

It’s hard to believe that our Oscar has been with us for a year now. After saying for so many years that I wasn’t a dog person, I’ve had to eat those words. He has very much become a member of our family and I love him dearly.

Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

So many of you have shared in our excitement over the past year as first time dog owners. You messaged me countless tips and endless advice and I’ve loved it all. So, I wanted to share our first gotcha day with you.

Frozen Dog Treats

Several of you sent me recipes for your favorite homemade dog treats when Oscar first arrived. The most popular by far was blending fruit with a bit of yogurt to make dog popsicles.

This combination has become Oscar’s favorite treat. It cracks me up when he hovers near the freezer and peeks inside to see where the treats are.

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

Watermelon Dog Treats

Lucky for him, these are as easy as can be to make. Place cut-up watermelon into the blender, add a scoop of yogurt, and blend until liquid.

Pour the fruit mixture into ice cube trays (or these cute paw print molds!) and freeze until solid. Pop the frozen cubes into an airtight container and store in the freezer.

Watermelon + Yogurt in the blender makes an awesome frozen treat!

We adopted Oscar on Father’s Day last year and surprised the kids with him when we picked them up at camp the following day.

Our youngest son had wanted a dog for as long as we could remember, so we told him that after we were settled in Ohio we would look for one.

Meeting Oscar for the first time

Our lives are truly better for having Oscar. I can’t even imagine our life without him now.

He’s the sweetest dog I’ve ever known and he’s been the best gift in our lives.

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats are a hit

How To Make Dog Popsicles

These frozen treats are so easy to make, I typically use whichever fruits we have on hand. Super ripe bananas? Check. Berries? Check. Cantaloupe? Check.

I use about 1/4 cup of yogurt for every 2 cups of chopped fruit. That’s it. Just blend it together and pour into ice cube trays or molds.

Popsicle molds for dog treats

Don’t worry about spillage or mess on the molds when making these. Just set the molds on a sheet pan and it will catch any spills. Freeze on the tray and easily pop the cubes out when frozen.

I hope that your pup enjoys these treats every bit as much as Oscar does!

Oscar loves hanging out in the grass in front of my office during the day.

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Frozen Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

Watermelon Dog Treats

4.84 from 6 votes
Watermelon popsicles just for your dog!
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Freezer Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bite-size dog treats

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

  • Combine the watermelon and the yogurt in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into molds or ice cube trays.
  • Place the molds in the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 11kcal · Carbohydrates: 2g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 1mg · Sodium: 3mg · Potassium: 36mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 149IU · Vitamin C: 2mg · Calcium: 8mg · Iron: 1mg
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  1. Rie says

    Don’t throw out the watermelon rinds!! I have been a “mom” to two fur-babies (at different times). The vet we had with the second dog told us we could give the rind to our dog. She said to cut it up and serve it, or cut it up and freeze them!. My sweet Buddy LOVE them. (No dirtying a blender or cleaning molds – win-win!)

    • Mary Younkin says

      Awe, it sounds like Buddy has his favorite treat already, Rie. While watermelon rind doesn’t contain anything hazardous to dogs, the texture and toughness of the rind can be problematic and has been known to cause intestinal issues for some dogs. Our vet may be overly cautious, but he advised against it. (This is probably why cutting up the rind works well for your pup. I love what an easy treat it is too!)

    • Sandra Leder says

      Thanks I will try that. My rottie eats just about anything so I’m sure she will love this
      as well.5 stars

  2. Missy says

    Our lab Min Pin mix loos a lot like you new baby!!! I’ll have to try these for Max and our Yorkie mix Daisy. Oh, and when you find a really good price on watermelon you can puree it and the lay flat and freeze bags of it for the fall, winter and spring.

    • Mary Younkin says

      I hope that Max and Daisy love them too, Missy. Thanks for the tip about pureeing ahead of time. I have tossed the cubed watermelon into the freezer before to save it for later, but pureeing would take up even less space.

    • Mary Younkin says

      well, if you skip the yogurt, you could just puree the watermelon and freeze that. It will probably be a little more like ice cubes, but should still be loved by the pups.

    • Jenny says

      I just puree the watermelon and my pups love it. It’s like an ice cube but not as hard. If freezes, but is very easy for the dogs (and me) to eat.

  3. Rachel Thomson says

    I want to go into the dog treat business. Just getting my starting. I am not going to do frozen treats or anything that has to be refrigerated. I have made frozen banana and peanut butter treats for my sons dog Bella. One banana and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Try to find a peanut butter with the smallest amount if sugar. Mix together and put in the paw molds and freeze. Bella a small 12 years old chiwaawa loves them. I use the little paw molds.5 stars

  4. Bennie jones says

    The white part of the rind is supposed to be a good anti inflammatory and help. I have always made sure I eat that part.5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      You can make these in an ice cube tray, Peggy, or just really shallow on a pan and break it up. It is ice, so I don’t know how well cutting it would work.

    • Mary Younkin says

      He’s a rescue, so I honestly don’t know, Jaedyn. Most people guess he’s a lab, but at a full grown 35 lbs, he’s definitely a mix of something else. Whatever he is, we adore him.

  5. Dixie Dweller says

    These look great, and I know my pups will love ’em. Thanks on their behalf, and congrats to you for becoming a dog mom’! Isn’t it great? Dogs have pretty much been “my life” for many years now, and it’s so good to see others finding out about dogs. To me they are the best-kept secret in the world -they are so sweet, funny, pretty, soft, loyal, such good pals, entertaining, smart, fun, snuggly, etc. !