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DIY Frozen Star Dog Treats

3 Jul

I found this adorable and super EASY tutorial on making some icy, cool frozen fruit treats for your dog. It’s been so hot here in Toronto, i couldn’t help diggin’ this great idea from Irresistible Pets blog.  You can use strawberries, which are in season at the moment. YUM YUM!


This is a quick and easy DIY dog treat recipe that you can make at home. It’s so easy, even the kids can help out! These treats are fun, patriotic, and your dog will find them “irresistible” on a hot Summer day! They make a perfect treat for the pets!

Tools You Need

  • Star Shaped Ice Cube Trays
  • Blender
  • Cake Decorating Tip (to help pour)
I picked up these star shaped ice cube trays up at Target a few months back for $1 each. I’m not sure if they still have them but I did find a similar one on Amazon.

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 8 Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
*I made 16 ice-cubes and how lots of liquid left over for an additional project that I created. You may want to use more or less depending on how many you plan on making!*

Time Required

  • 15 minutes + Freeze Time


These instructions are based on the DIY Frozen Star Dog Treats that I created in this picture. If you want to learn more, keep reading!

Note – Always ensure your pet is not allergic before introducing any new food into their diet. If unsure, call your vet.


Step 1

Rinse strawberries and blueberries. Set aside.

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Step 2

Cut stems off of strawberries

Step 3

Mix 1/2 cup water and all 8 strawberries in the blender. Blend until liquefied. Repeat with Blueberries. (Mixing 1/4 cup Blueberries with 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water).

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Step 4

Pour berry/water mixture into ice cube trays using a cake decorating tip to help prevent any leaks. View my DIY Frozen Luau Dog Treats to see this technique. Repeat with the blueberry mixture.

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Step 5

Freeze for 2-4 hours or overnight.

Once they are frozen, pop them out and serve 1-2 cubes to your Irresistible Pet! You can put the remaining cubes into a plastic container and store them in the freezer. Now when your dog is hot you will have a quick, tasty, frozen treat on hand to cool them off!

The Hydrant’s Top 6

17 Feb

This is a collection of The Hydrant’s top 6 blog posts. I’m always so thrilled and amazed at the number of people that visit my blog every day. :)

(Yes, it’s YOU that keeps me bloggin’ away!)

Here’s the list …

1.  The Intelligence of Dogs – The List (this also happens to be the most debated of all posts!)

2.  Top 10 Cutest Dogs Ever

3. World’s Largest Dog Breeds

4.  Dog Chin Acne. Yep, they get it too.

5.  Facts And Myths about the Doberman Pinscher

6.  DIY Dog Print Dog Biscuits

Casey lookin' too cool

Casey lookin’ too cool

11 Modern Pet Beds For The Home

28 Jun

Pet furniture can be a lively, complementary addition to the home– or an eyesore that you constantly try to hide. Modern pet beds are a great addition for any interior, and if you’ve got a cat or dog, a necessity.

Here are 11 perfect modern pet furniture pieces to place in any room of the house. Wherever Fido or Fluffy prefer to take their naps is as good a place as any, so be sure to pick out something that fits in well with all of your decor. And if you’ve got an indecisive animal that likes to switch up their favorite spot every now and again, be sure to pick a neutral color that can be moved anywhere.


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1. Espresso Metropolitan Double Pet Bed. Great for households with multiple furry friends– this sturdy design accommodates animals up to 30lbs each. [Purchase]
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2. PEI Pod Pet Bed. This bed is a perfect and durable piece shaped in an egg form, coming in a wide array of colors. The interior comes with a comfortable cushion for your 15-18 lb pet. [Purchase]
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3. PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge. a 2-in-1 pet bed that allows kitty to scratch until his heart is content– then take a perfectly supported cat nap atop the cardboard unit. [Purchase]
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4. The Sophia Wall Mounted Cat Tree. Two different shelves come in a set to be mounted and arranged on your wall for optimum perching and napping on one of the multiple carpet patches. [Purchase]
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5. Niche Kokon Pet Bed. A great outdoor version for anyone who has pets that frequent the outside world. A planter sits atop this piece to add some greenery to the contemporary furniture piece. [Purchase]
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6. Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger. Plastic Rattan is woven together to create a waterproof bed that’s both stylish and comfortable for your pet. [Purchase]
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7. DenHaus BowHaus Indoor Pet House and End Table. A modernized version of the crate, your pet can be confined to this little house when guests are over, or if a situation arises where they may need to be contained. Of course, it can be left open for a snug little lookout. [Purchase]
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8. Dog Pod 2.0. The Eames chair of dog beds. A beautifully constructed curved plywood bed that sits elevated to keep drafts away from your little one. [Purchase]
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9. The Sebastian Modern Cat Tree. Available in black or white, this tree features six separate levels for climbing, sisal scratch material and cubby like hiding spots. [Purchase: White, Black]
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10. Bambú Pet Hammock I. Clean lines, eco friendly materials and a suspended design make this bed a uniquely comfortable solution for your little loved one. A bamboo frame makes for a nice design element. [Purchase]
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11. Minimalist Pine Dog Bed. A beautiful solution for the larger dog in your life. Not only is it beautiful, but it is affordable, too– as you’ll need tools and supplies for this DIY project. [Learn More]

(VIA: Inthralld)


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