DIY healthy frozen watermelon dog treats (AKA dog popsicles or pupsicles) are refreshing cold treats for dogs in the summer! Your pup will love these hydrating, frozen dog treats to cool off in the heat. Made with just a handful of nutritious ingredients including watermelon and strawberries, these pupsicles take just five minutes to prepare. Pop them in the freezer for a few hours and they’re ready for your dog to enjoy!

Thank you Wellness Pet Company for sponsoring this blog post. I’m grateful to partner with brands I love, and all opinions are my own.

Plate with four watermelon dog popsicles over ice

As a Registered Dietitian and dog owner, nutrition for dogs and healthy lifestyle for dogs are topics near and dear to my heart. I love to make healthy homemade dog treats for my poodle, Coby.

He absolutely loves my homemade dog popsicles in the summertime (or any time of year, to be honest). But, these frozen watermelon dog treats just might be his new favorite treat!

I bet your pup will love these pupsicles, too. They’re made with a handful of simple, nutritious ingredients including watermelon, frozen strawberries, and oats. The watermelon “seeds” are actually dog treats – Wellness Bowl Boosters® Tender Toppers!

Is watermelon good for dogs?

Watermelon is a nutritious food that is healthy for dogs to eat, too! It has several beneficial nutrients, including:

  • Dietary fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Thiamin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin B6

Since watermelon is comprised of over 90% water, it’s a hydrating treat for your furry friend on hot days.

It’s important to remove the seeds from watermelon if you feed it to your dog, because they could cause an intestinal blockage.

watermelon dog popsicles ingredients on a light colored backdrop

Ingredients in frozen watermelon dog treats

Here is everything you need to make this pupsicle recipe:

  • Watermelon: Watermelon is a sweet and hydrating fruit, and most dogs love the taste!
  • Frozen strawberries: Strawberries are a dog friendly fruit that pair nicely with the flavor of watermelon. Strawberries are a good source of dietary fiber and an excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Oats: Oats are a healthy whole grain your dog can enjoy. Oats are a a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, iron, selenium, and magnesium.
  • Water: You’ll need some water to help blend everything together into a smooth liquid.
  • Wellness Bowl Boosters® Tender Toppers: These meal topper treats are made with premium ingredients to support your dog’s whole body health and skin and coat for a lifetime of wellbeing. The Lamb & Salmon recipe is Coby’s favorite!

Kitchen equipment needed

To make this recipe, you’ll need a blender to blend the ingredients together. A food processor should work if you don’t have a blender. You also need dog popsicle molds.

What can I use if I don’t have popsicle molds?

If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can make these in plastic or paper cups, or make smaller dog treats in a reusable ice cube tray.

Coby is a gentle eater, so I used regular wooden popsicle sticks. If your dog is a big chomper, consider using a stick-shaped treat instead of a popsicle stick, like a carrots, celery stalks, or bully sticks.

hand holding a watermelon dog popsicle

How to make frozen dog treats

This recipe is super easy to make and takes just five minutes to prepare! Here’s how to do it:

blended watermelon juice in a blender
1. Blend together watermelon, frozen strawberries, oats, and water for about 1 minute until completely smooth and liquidy.
Dog popsicles in molds on a dark baking tray before being frozen
2. Pour the liquid into the popsicle molds, filling them about 85% full.
Dog popsicles in molds on a dark baking tray before being frozen
3. Drop 5 Wellness Bowl Boosters® Tender Toppers into each popsicle.
frozen dog popsicles in a white popsicle mold
4. Freeze for at least 3 hours, until the treats are frozen solid.

Storage

This recipe makes 8-10 large dog popsicles. You can store them right in the molds in your freezer, or remove them and put them in a baggie or airtight container.

These treats should last in your freezer for up to three months. Make a batch now to last you through the summer!

If you love this post, you may also like these KONG stuffing ideas for your dog.

red poodle eating a paw-shaped popsicle on a wooden deck

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Plate with four watermelon dog popsicles over ice

Homemade Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats (Pupsicles)

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 treats 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

DIY healthy frozen watermelon dog treats (AKA dog popsicles or pupsicles) are refreshing cold treats for dogs in the summer! Your pup will love these hydrating, frozen dog treats to cool off in the heat. Made with just a handful of nutritious ingredients including watermelon and strawberries, these pupsicles take just five minutes to prepare. Pop them in the freezer for a few hours and they’re ready for your dog to enjoy!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup cold water


Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend on high for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is completely smooth and liquidy.
  3. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds, filling them up about 85% full.
  4. Sprinkle in 5 Wellness Bowl Boosters® Tender Toppers into each popsicle.
  5. Freeze the popsicles in your freezer for at least 3 hours, or until they are frozen solid.
  6. Remove from the molds and serve to your dog, supervised!

Notes

What can I use if I don’t have popsicle molds?

If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can make these in plastic or paper cups, or make smaller dog treats in a reusable ice cube tray.

Coby is a gentle eater, so I used regular wooden popsicle sticks. If your dog is a big chomper, consider using a stick-shaped treat instead of a popsicle stick, like a carrots, celery stalks, or bully sticks.

Storage

This recipe makes 8-10 large dog popsicles. You can store them right in the molds in your freezer, or remove them and put them in a baggie or airtight container.

These treats should last in your freezer for up to three months. Make a batch now to last you through the summer!

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