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« on: October 01, 2009 10:23:47 AM »



I wanted to make a nice treat for my dogs to enjoy on those hot summer days, so I made Chicken-sicles! 

I just boiled some cut up chicken and froze the pieces with some of the broth in individual containers. I try to be as green as possible, so the containers were all recycled.  The big container is a plastic container I saved from a take-out Chinese food and the smaller containers are the little plastic cups that used for salad dressing etc in take out. 

Both of our dogs loved them!  They ate them very quickly, so next time I might use bigger individual containers.

Here's an action shot of one of my dogs chowing down!
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009 11:34:57 AM »

what an awesome idea!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009 12:19:33 PM »

Never would have thought to do something like that. So brilliant.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009 01:14:09 PM »

I bet my dog would love this, but I would have to do smaller for her, since she has a tendency to stomp on them and send them skittering, and since the only place for her to eat them would be the back deck, 12 feet from the ground...well.

But this is cute! I'll have to try and get an ice cube tray from the dollar store just for her!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009 04:03:45 PM »

Never would have thought to do something like that. So brilliant.

Thanks, but I can't take full credit.  I got the idea from a zoo where I used to live.  In the summer, they have "enrichment days" where they give the animals special treats and activities.  For the lions and other big carnivores, they filled up big barrels with water and raw meat and froze them.  When I heard about it, I immediately thought "meat-sicles" and it struck me as very funny.   I thought it would be refreshing for my dogs too! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009 02:00:53 AM »

We do this with natural yoghurt and some mushed up fruit (usually bananas cos they're the easiest to mush!) plus we can eat them too   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009 10:09:23 AM »

Hmmm... is it safe to give dogs raw meat??? Did the boiling the chicken cook it well enough???
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009 12:00:48 PM »

Absolutely!  I boiled the chicken a good long time and checked to make sure it was cooked all the way through.  In fact, this idea also grew from a recommendation from my dogs' vet.  She said boiled chicken and broth mixed with rice is good when they have upset stomachs.  It's very digestible. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009 07:38:40 AM »

Hmmm... is it safe to give dogs raw meat??? Did the boiling the chicken cook it well enough???

Very fresh frozen raw meat, and fresh raw meat are absolutely not a problem for dogs at all.  It's what they would eat if they were in a position of catching their own food. (caveats: all dogs are different, and I am not a vet).  Some animal nutritionist would even recommend it like that - you can read up on B.A.R.F. diets for dogs (Bones And Raw Food).
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009 04:08:01 PM »

i made these a few summers ago too. i used tuna and water in some heart shaped silicome ice cube trays from target. they loved them!
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