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Make This Smoothie For Your Next Doggy Daycare Client


Written by Adam Lee-Smith

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Published: 11/12/2021, edited: 11/12/2021

Whether it's a scorcher outside or you're just trying to top up your daily fruit intake, smoothies hit the spot. Before your next session with a doggy daycare client, consider mixing up a couple of smoothies that both pet parents and fur-babies will love. 

Smoothies are also a great way to stand out if you have several drop-in canine clients. Make a large pitcher of smoothies, and give your drop-in clients and their pet parents a smoothie to-go after their 20-minute drop-in session. 

There are a number of fruits that are safe to feed Fido, and your latest client is sure to be impressed you went the extra mile to please their pup.

Tips for making a smoothie for dogs

Before making any smoothie for dogs, triple-check that all the ingredients are safe to use. Many fruits and vegetables are poisonous to dogs, including grapes, raisins, avocados, and some seeds/pips. 

Before giving a dog any fruit, remove all seeds and pips, as they can contain cyanide. Have a quick chat with a vet before making any smoothie to ensure it's safe. 

With all that in mind, make this smoothie recipe that your next canine client and their pet parents are sure to love!

a strawberry shake - is the pawfect smoothie for a pup

Doggy daycare smoothie recipe

The following recipe is "pawfect'' for pet parents and pups. It contains no toxic ingredients and offers plenty of health benefits for hounds. For example, pears are high in fiber, while mangoes contain vitamins A, B6, C, and E. You should only feed a pup this smoothie in moderation, as it's high in sugar. Feel free to mix it up or skip an ingredient if you’re low on fruit.


  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of all-natural plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey


  1. Thoroughly clean your blender to ensure there's no food residue that could be harmful to dogs.
  2. Cut up the banana, pear, mango, and pineapple, being careful to remove any poisonous seeds or pips. The pits and seeds of pears, apples, and mangoes contain cyanide.
  3. Blend the ingredients on high power.
  4. Strain the smoothie to remove any lumps which could be a choking hazard.
  5. Feed to your doggy daycare clients, or freeze them for a tasty pup-friendly popsicle.

Have you made this smoothie for your canine clients? How do you like to show your appreciation for the pups and people you serve? Share your photos and ideas in the comments, or tag us on Instagram @wag!

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