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6 easy dog smoothies your pooch will love

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If you've got a blender at home and fancy treating your pooch, dog smoothies have been taking off in a big way.

Pet owners in search of the best dog treat for their canine chum are often turning to the Internet to ask everything from "Can dogs eat bananas?" to "Can dogs eat oranges?" and this tasty trend might go someway to explaining why.

Dog smoothies usually involve blitzing together fruit (and sometimes vegetables) as well as other pet-friendly favorite ingredients like plain Greek yoghurt to create a cooling concoction a pooch will lap up immediately.

There's two ways you can approach dog smoothies: it can be served in a simple bowl and given to your dog as a way to keep them cool in warmer weather or added to dry dog food to create interest and variety in your dog's food bowl. 

The idea is to create a healthy dog treat but is it nutritionally the best thing for your pup?  

Can dogs have smoothies?

Yes! You certainly can feed your pooch a homemade dog smoothie. Dogs can receive certain benefits from fruits like humans can, but be sure to keep everything in moderation and consider the overall balance of your dog's diet. 

This is because ingredients we consider healthy may actually contain higher amounts of sugar and starch than you expect, meaning your well-intentioned healthy dog treat might not be as nutritionally clever as you'd hoped. It will help to get a good idea of what human foods dogs can eat before you start.

Be sure to consult with your vet about any potential food allergies and specific dietary needs your dog may have, and keep it in small amounts to ensure your pup can enjoy the benefits of their homemade dog treat

Dog smoothies recipes

Ready to blitz? These dog smoothies have all been compiled from real pet parents. All you need is a blender, ice and some fresh ingredients to get started. 

Green smoothie for dogs

@leothecream

let’s make some smoothies 😋 ##dog ##howto ##foryoupage

♬ Deep End Freestyle - Sleepy Hallow & Fousheé

Ingredients
• Small handful of spinach leaves
• Small handful of broccoli
• 8 blueberries
• Ice
• Almond milk

Method 
• Add all ingredients to a mini blender, shake and blitz! 

Recipe via Leo the Cream Golden / TikTok

Mango smoothie for dogs

@gigitheschnauzer

making a healthy smoothie for gigi! send this to someone who has a dog ##aussiethings ##fyp ##dog

♬ Like That (feat. Gucci Mane) - Doja Cat

Ingredients
• 4 chunks of frozen mango
• 6 raspberries
• Ice
• Water
• Greek plain yoghurt

Method
• Add the fruit and ice cubes to a bowl and pour into a blender cup and blitz
• Add the Greek plain yoghurt and blend again
• Spoon into a bowl and serve to your dog 

Recipe via Gigi the schnauzer / TikTok

Strawberry banana smoothie for dogs

@taylorandbuddha

Dog Breakfast Smoothie! Comment below if you want more ##dogfoodrecipe 😊 ##TikTokRecipe ##foryoupage ##petsoftiktok ##dogsoftiktok ##dogmom ##dog ##puppy

♬ Sunset Lover - Petit Biscuit

Ingredients
• 1/2 banana
• A handful of sliced strawberries (stalks removed)
• 1 apple (sliced into chunks, core removed)
• Almond milk
• 1 tbsp dog-friendly peanut butter
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• Your dog's favorite kibble

Method
• Add all ingredients, apart from the kibble, to your blender and ensure the lid is on tight. Blitz!
• Pour the smoothie over your dog's favorite kibble and serve. 

Recipe via Taylor & Buddha / TikTok 

Peanut butter banana smoothie for dogs

@emloze

Their first smoothie🤤##fyp##foryoupage##dogmeal##dogmom##momlife##puppysmoothie##huskysmoothie##husky##healthydog##animalsoftiktok##recipes##banana##pets##dogs##yum

♬ The Big Day - Alex Arias & Alexander Julius Wright

Ingredients
• 1 banana
• Water
• 1 tbsp dog-friendly peanut butter 

Method
• Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz.
• Serve in a solid dish or bowl. 

Recipe via emloze / TikTok 

Pumpkin smoothie for dogs

@betterpup

Doggo Smoothie 😍😍😍 ##dogsnacks ##dogfood ##rawdogfood ##dogtreats ##dogrecipes ##dogrecipe

♬ Good Day - Nappy Roots

Ingredients
• 1/4 blueberries
• 1/4 pumpkin puree
• 1/4 kefir
• 1/4 coconut oil
• 1 tbsp dog-friendly peanut butter
• 2 Better Pup Skin & Coat chews 

Method
• Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz.
• Serve in a sold dish or ramekin.

Recipe via BetterPup / TikTok.

Dog smoothies for older canines

@mistymaytheakita

##greenscreenvideo ##smoothie ##dogfriendly ##dogsoftiktok ##recipe ##elderdogs ##dogsmoothie

♬ Classical Music - Classical Music

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup dairy milk
• Water
• Ice
• 2 strawberries
• 2 chunks of pineapple
• HEMP or fish oil 

Method
• Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz.
• Shake it up and serve. 

Recipe via Misty May / TikTok