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Homemade Pina Colada Dog Popsicles (2 Ingredients Only)

It's the Pina Colada taste your pup can enjoy too.

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During the summer months, one thing we love to do is whip up a round of homemade cocktails…and delicious pina coladas are our all-time fave! 

And being the kind of love-struck dog mums we are, from favourite places to food – we try to share as much as we can with our two cocker spaniel boys.

This of course includes the magical, transport-you-to-the-tropics flavour combination that is pineapple and coconut. Swooon

Seeing as dog popsicles or fruity frozen dog treats are an excellent way to keep your pup cool on warmer days, this really only left us with one thing to do…

…whip up some homemade pina colada dog popsicles of course!

Made using just two ingredients, these homemade frozen dog treats are SO quick and easy to make. And they’ll be a hit with your fur baby, hands/paws down!

Healthy, frozen, inexpensive and refreshingly delicious, this easy dog popsicle recipe really is the perfect fruity summer dog treat – or anytime you have left over fresh pineapple laying around, post cocktail or smoothie making.

Cheers to that!

Are these Pina Colada Dog Popsicles safe for dogs?

In short – yes!

This yummy and easy homemade dog popsicle recipe contains just two ingredients only – fresh pineapple and coconut oil – which are not only safe for dogs to eat, but both offer their own health benefits.

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PINEAPPLE 

Pineapple is a superfood fruit for dogs that is commonly used in frozen dog treat recipes due to it’s sweet, delicious taste and many health benefits. It’s an excellent snack for dogs in moderation (and emergency healthy back-up dog treat!) that contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial enzymes.

For a full run-down on pineapple for dogs, including all the health benefits, things to look out for and serving tips, see Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

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COCONUT OIL

Adding coconut oil to your dog’s diet – again in moderation – can offer your pup a variety of health benefits.

Among the many reasons to use coconut oil for dogs include:

  • Balancing your dog’s thyroid and helping with weight loss
  • Coconut oil contains natural antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties
  • Hydrates your dog’s skin and promotes a shiny coat 
  • Coconut oil can be used as a natural teeth cleaner due to its antimicrobial properties 

Coconut oil dog treats are a popular choice for all the above reasons – and it certainly helps coconut oil has a yummy taste dogs can’t seem to resist!

One thing to keep in mind however is that coconut oil contains calories and fat, so it is recommended that dogs should only be given around one teaspoon daily (or every few days) per 5kgs/ 10lbs of body weight.

As with any food or treats you plan to give to your pup, moderation is key – and we recommend talking to your vet about what food is best for your dog and their specific needs.

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple? | Dog Health & Wellbeing | Pretty Fluffy

2 Ingredient Pina Colada Dog Popsicle Recipe

Pina Colada Dog Popsicle Recipe

What you need:

Sliced Pineapple - Pineapple Coconut Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

Instructions:

  1. Place chopped pineapple in a blender or food processor, and blitz until completely the mixture is smooth.
  2. Melt the coconut oil for 30 seconds if needed, then add the coconut oil to the pineapple mixture. Blitz until both ingredients are well combined .
  3. If using a food processor, pour mixture into a measuring jug so you can easily pour into the molds.
  4. Place molds onto a baking tray (so you can safely move them to the freezer without making a mess!) 
  5. Pour the pineapple and coconut mixture into the molds.
  6. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until set.

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Notes:

  1. Use fresh pineapple (not canned, as most contain too many sweeteners) and use the flesh only. Do not feed your pup the pineapple core or hard skin, as both can cause your dog to choke.
  2. You can use any mold size or shape you like, however this will affect the total number of treats you make in one batch. Small molds or ice cube shapes may be a good starting point with this recipe, if it’s your first time feeding pineapple and coconut oil to your dog. 
  3. Makes up to 30 frozen dog treats if using the small round molds as shown. 

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