Bowie’s Immune Boosting Pupsicles
Nothing beats the heat like a delicious, healthy and refreshing pupsicle. Bowie’s Christmas-themed pupsicles are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining our dog’s healthy immune system. Have I mentioned that they are also very easy to make? Bowie’s pupsicle is also perfect for keeping your pooch entertained and dehydrated during those hot days.
Please note that you should always introduce new food slowly in small quantities and monitor. If you are unsure with the ingredients, please consult with your vet or pet nutritionist.
For the red section, you will need:
½ punnet of fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon of honey
Bone broth (optional) to make it more palatable for your dog
For the white section, you will need:
Natural greek yoghurt
For the green section, you will need:
A pinch of green spirulina powder
For the icy pole stick, you will need:
Dehydrated shark cartilage or bully stick
If you don’t have pupsicle moulds, you can use plastic champagne flutes instead.
- Blend the ingredients for the red section in a blender.
- Pour into the pupsicle moulds or plastic champagne flutes, and freeze until the top surface is frozen.
- Top with natural greek yoghurt and put back in the freezer.
- Meanwhile, mash the kiwifruit and mix well with the spirulina powder.
- When the yoghurt is semi-frozen, top with the kiwifruit mixture and insert the dehydrated shark cartilage or bully stick in the centre.
- Put back in the freezer until all is fully frozen.
- If you use a plastic champagne flute, you can dip it in the hot water to de-mould the pupsicle.
- Ready to serve!
Did you know?
Spirulina is a nutritional powerhouse that has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and high source of protein, B-vitamins (such as thiamine, riboflavin and niacin), iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, fatty acid GLA and many more. Spirulina can help boost your dog’s immune system, improve digestive health and help with allergies. Always purchase spirulina powder from reputable source as there are many low quality and imitation products out there that can harm your dog.
Spirulina is such a potent food that a little goes a long way! As a general guideline, try a daily dosage of 1/8 teaspoon per 10kg of bodyweight. It is generally safe to give daily, however because it’s so nutrient dense, it can cause diarrhea and digestive upset if feeding too much. Always introduce new food slowly and monitor. If you’re unsure, please consult with your vet or pet nutritionist.
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