Sugar loves watermelon. Being from the Midwest, watermelon is a fruit we only see in the Summer. There is a unique availability of watermelon here in California. Watermelon is made up of about 92% water. It’s been warm here in California and watermelon is a great refreshing fruit. Since it’s Pet Dental Month, adding mint to make watermelon pops will provide your dog fresh minty breath too.
Heart Minted Watermelon Pops
2 Cups of watermelon
2-3 fresh mint leaves
In a blender, puree the watermelon with the fresh mint leaves. Pour the puree into a popsicle mold like a heart shaped mold. Freeze until hard, ~ 2hours. Heart Minted Watermelon Pops can be frozen for up to 1 week. You can serve it as is or add it to your dog’s water bowl.
Heart Minted Watermelon Pops is a treat you and your dog can enjoy together.
It’s an easy way to have fresh breath.
Mint such as wild mint, spearmint and peppermint are non-toxic to dogs. The only species of mint that is toxic to dogs is English pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). English pennyroyal contains the chemical pulegone, which is both toxic to dogs and to people. If ingested in large amounts, Pulegone can cause liver damage and organ failure.
Have you used mint in making treats for your dog?