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Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs!

This recipe will help your pup beat the summer heat

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To help your dog keep cool this summer, try this “ice cream” recipe for dogs! Note: this is a treat best served outdoors, as it can be kind of messy if your dog noses it across the floor while licking away! It’s also a great treat for stuffing in a Kong before freezing. For older dogs with sensitive mouths, allow the frozen cubes to thaw for a few minutes before feeding.


1 cup of water

2 chicken livers

1 c plain low-fat yogurt

1 c solid-pack pumpkin puree (note: not pie filling)


1. Bring the water and the chicken livers to boil in a small sauce pan. Decrease the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.

2. Drain the livers, reserving the stock for pouring over food or making dog cookies. Allow the livers to cool, then chop finely.

3. Combine the livers, yogurt, and pumpkin in a medium bowl and stir until smooth.

4.  Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.

Yield: 12 “ice-cream” cubes, ¾ cup stock

This recipe is from Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritional Meals and Treats for Dogs by Rick Woodford, aka “the dog food dude.” We highly recommend checking it out for its inspiring, easy, super-healthy, vet-approved recipes your dog will adore.

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