Yesterday we were on the road all day, off to south Texas to assist two of John’s elderly relatives. Our three-hour drive took us through the town of Luling, one that’s known as the Watermelon Capital of Texas. The farmers’ market, which operates downtown in this little oil town, already had watermelons for sale–but all you have to do is look to the sky to see a real symbol of Luling: the town’s painted water tower, also known as the world’s largest watermelon.
The drive was a reminder that summer–and summer fruits like watermelon–is just around the corner. Many dogs love plain watermelon slices. Be sure your dog doesn’t eat the seeds or rind but otherwise feel free to share your summer slice with him!
And we’ve got an easy recipe from our The Healthy Hound Cookbook that’s a fun and easy way for you both to share watermelon, a low-calorie, tasty way to cool off in the dog days of summer. Packed with potassium and magnesium plus Vitamins A and C, watermelon also helps prevent dehydration because it is filled with fluid.
Watermelon Slush for Dogs
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- ½ cup strawberries
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix.
Serve in a bowl as a slushie treat or pour into a Kong® and freeze for long-lasting cooling fun.
Check our dog treat recipe index for more easy and tasty dog treats!
Cooks: Don’t miss our My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook™ cookbook with over 100 dog treat recipes from the publishers, readers and fans of DogTipper! This paperback book is available in our PawZaar gift store!