Can I Give My Dog Popsicles?

During the humid summer days, there is no question that a delicious popsicle is just the perfect treat to help you beat the heat. It’s tasty, it cools you down and it’s so nostalgic that it make you feel like a kid again. But if you have a dog, you can't help but wonder, "can I give my dog popsicles too?"

Well, the short answer is yes. It is okay to share some popsicles with your best friend, but that doesn't mean that all frozen treats are healthy for your pup. For all we know, they could be allergic to an ingredient, or the flavoring and artificial coloring used in the popsicle. As such, whenever you are giving them something new to eat, you should give it to them slowly. This will allow you to determine whether or not they have an allergic reaction or intolerance when digesting them.


DOGSIZED Dog-Life Hack

Make your own dog popsicles at home!

Our Chief Dogsized Influencer, Tiger loves his homemade 'pupsicles' and they're very easy to make. We've linked everything you need to make them for your pooch.

Can I Give My Dog Popsicles? Dogsized Can I Give My Dog Popsicles? Dogsized


Why Would Popsicles Be Harmful To Dogs?

There are a number of possible side effects that may happen if you feed your dog popsicles. Most popsicles have dairy and since most dogs are naturally lactose intolerant, feeding them popsicles can cause indigestion, diarrhea or vomiting to your poor pup. 

Some popsicles may also contain artificial sweeteners like Xylitol, and other ingredients like chocolate and raisins, which are all toxic to dogs even in small doses. Artificial ingredients and sugars that aren’t harmful to dogs may also pose concerns because they could contribute to some other health problems, such as obesity or diabetes.

We’re not saying that giving your pooch some popsicles every now and then is bad fur-parenting! We're guilty of giving Tiger some dog popsicles too, especially when he was teething! Besides, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a tasty treat, every once in a while! In fact, when given properly, there are benefits to feeding your dog popsicles too.

This leads us to our next point—

Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Popsicles

It is a good way to beat the summer heat. Give your pooch some frozen chew toys to keep their body temperature cool.

Can I Give My Dog Popsicles? Dogsized

It is an excellent way to raise their mood. Frozen treats keep your dogs in good spirits and reduce any lingering anxiety, boredom and stress.

Can I Give My Dog Popsicles? Dogsized

They also make for a good rewarding treat whenever they do something commendable. This includes learning how to do a trick or learning how to pass their potty in the right place.

Make your own frozen treats by freezing peanut butter, beef broth or mashed fruits. Place them in a silicone treat mold for a bite-sized frozen snack!

Can I Give My Dog Popsicles? Dogsized

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I am Tiger!

Get insights, tips, and tools on the best dog supplies, dog accessories, treats, or training curated by our Chief Dogsized Influencer, Tiger. Stay in the know and instantly get connected to some of the best products and services for any sized dog from puppy, small breed, medium sized dog, to large breed dog.

Submit Your Products

To submit products for consideration, please use the Contact Us mailing address. Note, reviews are at our discretion and products can not be returned.

Dogsized Contributors

Want to increase your profile and influence in the dog community? Email us to share how you can contribute as a writer or learn more about our Ambassador Program.
LATEST POSTS
October 22, 2021
Blueberry Dog Facial - Only the Best for Your Dog!

Heard about blueberry dog facial? Your dog will love this - treat tear stains, improve dry skin and brighten your dog's coat.

Read More
October 20, 2021
The Best Products To Reduce Dog Shedding

No one enjoys fur all over their clothes and home. So for those heavy shedders, we curated a group of products to help stop too much dog shedding.

Read More
October 18, 2021
What Is Small Dog Syndrome And How to Fix It?

small dog syndrome was coined as a result of small sized dogs exhibiting certain behaviors

Read More
October 16, 2021
Large Dog Breeds: How To Choose The Best Dog Food?

Large dog breeds require different nutritional needs than that of their small breed counterparts. big dog breeds are more prone to joint diseases

Read More
October 14, 2021
Dental Care Tips For Small, Medium and Big Dogs

Small, medium sized dogs, and big dogs all need good oral care. Because just like us, our dog’s oral care is an important part of their overall health. 

Read More

Never Miss DOGSIZED

Join thousands of subscribers !
[tptn_list]
7 Skyline Drive, 350
Hawthorne, NY 10532
dogsized [@] gmail [.com]
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram