Fishy Ice Pops for Cats – A Cool Summer Treat
Fishy Ice Pops for Cats – A cool summer treat
It’s hot out there this summer, make sure that your furry companions have something to cool down with, these Fishy Ice Pops are ideal and so quick and easy to make! Cats love them!
I have two cats, and as much as they love frolicking around in the garden, it’s so hot out there ! For example today at 11am it’s 27c already !
(Lovely blue skies though )
But for a little kitty it’s a bit too hot, especially for my black cat Toby… he’s always looking for some sort of shade.
One of my friends shared a recipe with me on Facebook a year or so ago, I can’t remember exactly where the original recipe came from, but I have taken it and adapted it slightly and made the boys “Fishy Ice Pops” every summer since… it’s a great way for them to get some extra hydration and cool down as cats are notoriously known for not drinking much (most of their water comes from their food
So simple and easy, it doesn’t take long at all.
You will need :
- 1 small can of “pate” style cat food
- Plastic cups or ice cube trays
- A cup to mix it in
The one I’m using is called “Gourmet Gold with Ocean Fish” and I chose this one because of its texture plus it’s only 50p a can – it makes about 6 discs, (not attempted ice cube trays yet) so that’s about 8p a pop! Easy and cost-effective
Take the pate and put it in a cup to mix… mush it up and add a splash of water to match the amount of pate in there (you can either guess or pour water into the empty can to get a rough amount)
Mix it up – not pleasant to look at but this is the consistency you’re after
Get 6 plastic cups and pour into each equally, it should measure up to the first big ridge in the cup – this can get a bit messy, if you have a funnel I’d recommend using one
Place 1 cup on top of the other, but no more than 1, or the weight will squeeze the mixture up the sides
Place into your freezer, keeping them as flat as possible
Freeze for around 1 hour or so (it might take more/less time depending on your freezer)
After an hour the top layers were just frozen, and the rest stayed in the freezer.
(If they get stuck together, just give them a quick rinse under a warm tap)
Call in your cats and give them a frozen treat! (Toby was off out and about exploring, so Jacob got first dibs)
1 usually is enough per hot day to make sure they have enough water and it keeps them cool
You can make as many as you like depending on the amount of cat food/ cups / freezer space you have.
I would recommend only using a pate style cat food as it’s easier to mix up with water, but if you don’t have access to it, why not try it with your normal pet food? There’s not reason why you also can’t try this with dog food (even though dogs like to drink water, it’s nice to give them a treat)
Let me know if you have tried this or if you have any other suggestions for keeping your kitties cool in the heat!