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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Watermelon Dog Treats
- 2 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 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.