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Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Ice Treats

Prep: 10 Mins – Cook Time: 30 Mins – Freezer: 1 Hour+

INGREDIENTS
1/4 Pumpkin Diced
1 Small Sweet Potato Diced
1 Scoop Vet’s All Natural Grains
1/4 Cup Dry Dog Food

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Pot & Ladle
Stick Blender
Silicone CupCake Tray and/or some Freezer Safe Toys

Chunky Mixture After Blending.

METHOD

  1. Boil the Pumpkin and Sweet Potato until soft.
  2. Blend together keeping the mixture a little chunky.
  3. Add the Grains last and stir to combine.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled, use a ladle to scoop the mixture into the CupCake Trays or Toys. 
  5. Place the patties/toys into the freezer for about an hour or until frozen.
  6. Feed to your dog when you’re leaving the house to keep them entertained or on a hot day to keep cool! πŸ˜€

Add the grains after blending to avoid them getting stuck in the blenders blades!

TIPS
If the mixture is flowing out of the toys,  place them into a silicone pattie to prevent losing the mixture. Once frozen the toy should come out of the silicone easily.

Use toys that are easy to clean and are freezer safe such as rubber Kong toys.

If your dog doesn’t like the toys or treats, try feeding them unfrozen. Not all dogs will enjoy the icy cool feeling πŸ˜›

TIPS
If the mixture is flowing out of the toys,  place them into a silicone pattie to prevent losing the mixture. Once frozen the toy should come out of the silicone easily.

Use toys that are easy to clean and are freezer safe such as rubber Kong toys.

If your dog doesn’t like the toys or treats, try feeding them unfrozen. Not all dogs will enjoy the icy cool feeling πŸ˜›

Not all grains are created the same! We use Vet’s All Natural as it’s formulated for dogs by a vet in Australia. If your dog has an intolerance or your vet has recommended your dog stay away from grains – check with them if this ingredient is ok or just don’t add it!

Lulu, French Bulldog – A very happy customer.

SUBSTITUTE IDEAS
Pumpkin – Butternut Squash
Sweet Potato – Broccoli Florettes
Vet’s All Natural – Dry Dog Food
Add Watermelon or Strawberries for A Fresh Summer Flavour! πŸ˜›

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Add some dry food pieces that your dog likes to encourage them to give the treats a try!

These icy treat are a great way to keep your dog cool but to also alleviate boredom. By freezing the mixture inside a dog toy, your pup now has to work hard to get the food out. As the mixture melts from either the weather or your dog’s tongue, the more appealing the toy becomes and the more your dog will work at it as they are being rewarded as they are playing.
Pretty cool stuff, huh!?

DISCLAIMER
I used paper cupcake liners and silicone trays as I made way too much mixture. I know my dog won’t eat the paper but it’s safer and better for the environment to use your dog’s toys and/or silicone cupcake trays. πŸ™‚