So, what is the big deal if I let my dog have some ice cream as I am enjoying some?! A good percentage of dogs are not lactose intolerant, however there is a lot of sugar in fat in ice cream, with no nutritional value. A dog’s digestion is different from humans as well.
I have given Bodie-dog small amounts of ice cream in the past. A cup of soft serve vanilla ice scream seemed to be okay on his system, however he would only get this treat maybe two or three times a year.
Some other things to consider…as Fido laps this tasty sugary treat quickly, it may cause “bloat” which is not comfortable for dogs and will make them feel sick.
Over the past couple years, I found a healthy ice cream alternative made for dogs and it was a huge hit with Bodie. It is called “Puppy Scoops,” and comes in a few flavors. Green Dog currently sells Maple Bacon Flavor and Peanut Butter….dogs love it!
Why PUPPY SCOOPS ?
Just like ice cream, but with a fraction of the fat and calories and formulated for your dog’s digestion.
- Grain Free
- Real Whole Milk (lactose free)
- Shelf Stable for 9 Months
- All Natural
- Made and Sourced in the USA
It’s so easy and convenient. Make it when you need, freeze it for months. Just add hot water and stir. Pull it out for a party or for a quick treat. Your pups come running when you open the freezer.
Why Puppy Scoops ice cream for dogs vs. others?
The short answer is ingredients.
Here’s what’s in Frosty Paws by Purina : Water, Whey, Soy Flour, Coconut Oil, Dried Whey Product, Whey Protein, Soy Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide,Silicon Dioxide, Mono And Diglycerides, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Cellulose Gum, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate,Polysorbate 80, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.
While Frosty Paws attempted to fortify their frozen dessert with vitamins, it doesn’t make up for the soy products, unnatural additives and whey products.
Puppy Scoops Ingredients: lactose free whole milk, evaporated cane juice, gelatin, natural maple bacon flavor and salt.
So, with all of this said…I say the healthy choice is the better choice for your dog. I know I don’t always make healthy choices for myself, but I did for Bodie-dog. I was always looking out for him and searching for the healthiest and safest products, even if it meant that I needed research and figure out how to make it myself.
Here is an article that I thought was helpful on this subject: Can I give my Dog Ice scream: http://canigivemydog.com/ice-cream
Enjoy the summer months and some ice cream too!
Love, Peace & Wags,
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