These fat-free frozen 2-ingredient dog treats are perfect for a warm summer day and if your dog loves oranges, they will look forward to these orange and yogurt creamsicle frosty paws!
Odin and Finn love oranges and they’re always right under my feet when I peel into one.
I was surprised that they both liked them because a lot of dogs will turn their noses up at the strong citrus smell of oranges but not these 2 fluffers, they love them so I decided to whip up an easy batch of orange creamsicle frozen treats for them!
First, let’s answer the big question:
Can dogs have oranges?
Yes! Most dogs can have oranges, meaning a slice here and there depending on their size.
Oranges are full of nutrients such as potassium, and fiber, and they are low in sodium but they are high in sugar which can cause GI upset in some dogs and is why oranges should be fed in moderation and fed to diabetic dogs with caution.
Some dogs may not enjoy the strong flavor of oranges but some dogs love it!
Oranges also contain Vitamin C which is why humans often turn to them as a snack but since most dogs produce enough Vitamin C on their own, they don’t HAVE to have them in their diet however, working dogs and dogs that suffer from anxiety may benefit from additional Vitamin C in there but you’ll always want to speak with your veterinarian in more depth about that.
Dogs can enjoy oranges in a variety of ways such as just sharing a slice, mixing it into their food or blending it into a refreshing frozen dog treat!
With these orange creamsicle frosty paws I added a bit of plain Greek non-fat yogurt to tone down the strong flavor a bit, froze them and use them as a topper for their breakfast.
Here’s the super-easy 2-ingredient recipe that you can customize to fit your dog’s needs:
Ingredients Needed For Orange Creamsicle Frosty Paws
- 1 large orange
- 1/2 cup of non-fat plain yogurt
Instructions For Creamsicle Frosty Paws
- Peel orange
- Chop or pull apart orange slices
- Place orange slices and plain yogurt in blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into silicone molds
- Freeze for 2-3 hours
- Serve to your dog!
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the freezer
Mine made 8 of the large paws and 12 of the mini paws.