4 Refreshing DIY Dog Smoothies

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Does your dog not drink enough in summer? Make things easier with a few tasty dog smoothie recipes.

Smoothies for dogs? Sounds like an unnecessary online trend – but they are a welcome, easy and delicious refreshment for your four-legged friend for the upcoming summer.

When just looking at the thermometer makes you sweat, it’s time to cool down. Just like you, four-legged friends also love cool summer drinks for a quick freshness kick. We have put together four tasty dog smoothie recipes that you can prepare quickly and easily.

It’s important that dogs always drink sufficient fluids. If your dog is a rather reluctant water drinker, you can encourage it to drink with a tasty dog smoothie.

These dog smoothie recipes are supplementary dog snacks. They of course don’t replace your dog’s meals or its water consumption, so always offer just an appropriate portion and include the dog smoothie in its daily intake.

Recipe ideas: Power smoothies for dogs

Let your imagination run wild when it comes to ingredients for a dog smoothie. Everything that your dog likes and tolerates is allowed.

The following list offers inspiration for possible dog smoothie ingredients:

  • Wet food
  • Precooked meat
  • Fish
  • Liver sausage
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit (small quantities)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Unsweetened, lactose-free natural yoghurt
  • Herbs
  • Grated coconut
  • Chia seeds
  • Homemade, unsalted meat or vegetable broth

As well, a small dash of oil shouldn’t be missing from a dog smoothie so that the nutrients are better dissolved. You’re best off using fish oil, coconut oil, rapeseed or sunflower oil.

Do not include ingredients such as chocolate, onions, sugar or other foods that dogs are generally not allowed to eat.

All you then have to do is blend your chosen ingredients in a mixer or with a hand blender. Serve your dog smoothie chilled, but not too cold.

Recipe 1 for a savoury beef dog smoothie


  • 200g cooked beef
  • 1 tbsp. yoghurt
  • 1-2 stems of parsley
  • 1 tsp. grapeseed oil
  • 150ml water or homemade broth

Recipe 2 for a savoury chicken heart dog smoothie


  • 100g chicken hearts (precooked)
  • 100g cottage cheese
  • 1 carrot (precooked)
  • 1 tsp. linseed oil
  • 150ml water or homemade broth

Recipe 3 for a fruity dog smoothie


  • 1 handful blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 200g natural yoghurt or water
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

Recipe 4 for a watermelon smoothie for dogs

Watermelons are simply part of summer – be it on the beach or at a picnic, they are incredibly refreshing. That’s unsurprising, since watermelons contain more than 90% water, making them the perfect ingredient for a refreshing summer drink for your canine friend. There are just 30 calories in 100g watermelon, so they should be part of every diet.


  • Ripe watermelon (a handful of pulp is sufficient)


  • Cut off the rind generously.
  • Be sure to remove all seeds.
  • Blend the fruit pulp as much as possible.
  • Serve pure, diluted with some water or as ice cubes.
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Watermelon is truly refreshing for dogs – they just shouldn’t eat the rind and seeds.

An even quicker option: Cool coconut drink for dogs

The coconut drink is even easier and incredibly tasty. Coconuts also contain many ingredients that are good for dogs. This includes, for instance, healthy fatty acids and fibres. The lauric acid they contain is said to offer protection against parasites too.

But instead of myths, we prefer to focus on the refreshing aspect of coconuts – and the simpleness of coconut dog drinks. All you need is coconut water with no sugar or additives. Dilute a shot of it with water and serve your dog the drink.

Now it’s your turn: Have you every surprised your furry friend with a dog smoothie? If not, make sure to prepare one today!

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