Frozen Chicken Lollipops for Dogs
Published on April 24th, 2019
Making frozen dog treats for fussy eaters can be tricky. Using meat and chicken stock is a great way to tempt those who would normally turn their nose up at homemade treats. Even my super-fussy Freddie loves these frozen chicken lollipops!
Having a fussy eater can be a little bit demotivating when you are making homemade dog treats.
You put all your heart and soul into creating delicious treats, only for your pooch to give them a quick sniff and then wander off *sob*.
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I know how that feels. My shih tzu Socks will eat ANYTHING and barely stop to chew, but Freddie, a shih tzu/jack russell cross, is more discerning when it comes to homemamde treats.
He is particularly fussy about frozen treats – I don’t think he really likes the cold feeling, even on a hot day.
However, when I presented him with one of these frozen chicken lollipops, he took it out my hand straight away and starting munching – which I call a definite RESULT!
It probably helped that they use gravy bones as the “stalk” for the lollipops, which are his favourite treat.
How to make frozen chicken lollipops for dogs
These frozen chicken dog treats a really easy to make. You can even use leftover chicken from a Sunday roast dinner, or any other cooked meats that you have available.
All you need is an ice cube tray, a handful of cooked meat, some chicken stock (ideally low-sodium stock without onions or garlic in it as those aren’t good for your dog) and then something to put in to form the stalk of the lollipop. These Pedigree gravy bones worked perfectly!
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You’ll want to use quite a deep ice cube tray to allow the gravy bones to stand up. If your tray is too shallow then they will just fall over.
Not that your dog will actually MIND, of course (it still tastes great!), but for perfectly shaped little chicken lollipops, ideally the stalks will stand upright.
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Frozen Chicken Lollipops for Dogs
Turn your leftover cooked chicken or turkey into a scrummy summer treat for your dog.
- 2 handfuls cooked chicken or turkey
- 200 ml chickenstock (low sadium; no onion or garlic powder/extracts)
- 12 gravy bones (or however many you want to make!)
Cut the cooked chicken into very small pieces
Fill each section in the ice cube tray with the cooked meat
Pour in chicken stock so each section is about 3/4 full
Freeze for 2-3 hours
Take the tray out the freezer and push the gravy bones into the treats
If there is room, add a little more stock to help hold the gravy bone in place once the liquid freezes
Freeze for 6+ hours; ideally overnight