Making Doggy Ice Cream
What sounds better on a hot, steamy summer day than a big ole scoop of your favorite ice cream? Not much! But, your pet may not be able to digest the contents of your favorite batch of frozen goodness. So, why not make some ice cream for them?
We've assembled some ideas for you to whip up homemade treats that will taste way better than what is in the store. They will also give you the benefit of knowing exactly what each treat contains.
First up, many people are familiar with Frosty Paws in the grocery store. Our friends over at Rover.com have concocted a similar treat with fewer ingredients. It contains yogurt, peanut butter and bananas. If your dog doesn't take well to plain yogurt there is an alternate version included. Click this link to get the recipe.
Maybe you have fresh fruit and would prefer to mix up something a little less creamy, but still tasty. They've got you covered with a Watermelon Mint Sherbet. Not only is it healthy, but the mint will give your pet great breath. You can even watch it being made by clicking here to see a video.
Remember that too much dairy can cause an upset tummy. Also, some sugar-free additives can be toxic to your pet. If you have questions about your pet's health and nutrition we always recommend consulting your veterinarian.
We hope that these ideas help you create a nutritious and delicious treat to share with your pet during the hot summer days ahead of us.