Watermelon is a valuable source of vitamins A and B6, electrolytes such as potassium, and water (1 slice = 92% water).
These are all essential nutrients for you and your dog. Watermelon also is high in lycopene, an antioxidant that researchers believe may reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases and help protect the skin from harmful UV rays — potential benefits for both you and your canine companion.
However, experts do warn that too much of a good thing can lead to problems. Watermelon is high in fiber and may cause digestive upsets, especially if your dog overindulges. So add watermelon to your pet’s diet a little at a time.
Borrowed from petguide.com
- 2 cups of seedless watermelon (pureed)
- 1 cup of coconut water or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Scoop out watermelon and the seeds. Add fruit to blender and puree until smooth.
- Add coconut water or coconut milk and honey to pureed watermelon. Blend well.
- Pour into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap. If you’re using silicone molds, place them on something flat that can easily be moved to the freezer. A cutting board or piece of cardboard works great. Freeze overnight.
- Place trays on the counter to loosen treats before serving.
Makes 30 treats