Canine Conundrums

Keeping Cool with Doggy Ice-Lollies

5-22bDog Ice Blocks are great for extra hydration on a hot summer day. They can be made and frozen to be used for a refreshing treat as you need them.
• 250ml water/chicken stock
• 50g cooked chicken, sausage or your dog’s favourite treats
• 25g carrot
• 25g courgette
• 10g cabbage
• 10g cheese
An empty butter tub is ideal for making the ice block, as it won’t be small enough for the dog to swallow whole. It melts slowly and lasts a lot longer than smaller ice blocks.
1. Grate 25g of carrot and 25g of courgette. Place in a bowl.
2. Grate 10g of cheese. Place half of the grated cheese in the bowl with the grated vegetables. Set the remainder aside.
3. Finely chop a small piece of cabbage, about 10g. Place in the bowl with the veggies.
4. Cut up the chicken, sausage or treats into small pieces and place in the butter tub.
5. Place the veggies in the butter tub.
6. Fill the butter tub with 250ml of water.
7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
8. Place the butter tub lid on and freeze the Dog Ice Block overnight.
9. Allow the ice block to sit out of the freezer for a few minutes, open the lid and tip onto a shady patch of lawn for your dog to enjoy!
• You can substitute the veggies in the recipe above, but choose these carefully. Safe vegetables include: Broccoli, capsicum, carrot, celery, parsley, cauliflower, apples – cored, bananas, blueberries, honeydew melon, orange – no pips, strawberries and watermelon.
• Never give your dog: Asparagus, Corn, Green Peas, Lima Beans, Onions, Potatoes, Avocado, Black Cherry, Grapes, Plums, Raisins, Rhubarb or Tomato.

Give your dog a piece of Hot Day Heaven with this healthy, tasty cooling treat.