Looking for a dog friendly treat for your four legged friend and want to know where to buy dog ice cream?
Below we’ve listed 4 places and options for purchasing dog safe ice cream, and what you might consider when buying dog ice cream.
Something to keep in mind about dog ice cream is that it is a treat (given in moderation), and shouldn’t replace your dog’s existing balanced diet. You should always speak to your vet about what ingredients are ok for your individual pet.
Let’s take a look…
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Where To Buy Dog Ice Cream? 4 Places & Options To Consider
The easiest and quickest option to buy dog safe ice cream which you can store away as treats for your dog.
Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix (on Amazon) is a popular choice. It comes in dog safe flavors such as peanut butter, maple bacon, Carob (dog safe chocolate), and vanilla.
One of the big benefits is that the whole milk used to make the ice cream is lactose free – most dogs find it hard to process lactose.
All you do to prepare the ice cream is add hot water to the powder, and freeze it.
You can keep the ice cream in the freezer with lid secured for up to 2 months. The unmixed powder shelf life is 9 months.
1 Pint of ice cream powder makes roughly 12 oz of ice cream.
The full list of ingredients for the Peanut Butter flavored Puppy Scoops Ice Cream mix is whole milk (lactose free) that provides natural protein, peanut, evaporated cane juice, gelatin, salt.
The mineral breakdowns are Crude Protein (min.) 21.3%, Crude Fat (min.) 19.5%, Crude Fiber (max.) 1.9%, Moisture (max.) 3.5%.
2. Pet Friendly Cafes and Eateries
In countries like Australia, cafes and eateries are starting to offer dog friendly treats such as ice cream for owners stopping by.
Owners are using it as an opportunity on dog walks to stop by and get a coffee for themselves, and something for their dog.
The treats are supposed to be just that – treats. They are not intended to replace a balanced diet of what your dog is already eating.
It would be worth looking up what eateries in your area offer doggy dining areas and doggy treats so you can get something for yourself and something for your dog.
3. Local Food and Grocery Stores
Ask your local food store or grocery store if they stock pet safe treats like dog safe ice cream.
In America, one of the more popular doggy ice creams that might be found in a local food store is Purina Frosty Paws.
Frosty Paws has no added sugar, no artificial flavors or colors, and is especially formulated for dogs.
The full list of ingredients for their Peanut Butter Flavored Dog Treats (Ice Cream) are:
Water, Whey, Soy Flour, Coconut Oil, Polydextrose, Peanut Butter Syrup (Peanuts, Corn Oil, Salt), Maltodextrin, Sorbitol, Monoglycerides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Dipotassium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferrous Fumarate, Natural Flavor, Salt, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin.
The mineral breakdowns are 6% crude protein, 6.5% crude fat, 5.5% crude fiber, 68% moisture content.
4. Make Homemade Dog Ice Cream
To make homemade dog safe ice cream, you can simply buy the ingredients yourself from a food store, and make it quickly at home.
Commonly, owners have mashed up some strawberries, and combined it with low fat plain, or lactose free yogurt, frozen it and served it to their dogs.
Carob chips, bananas, unsalted peanut butter and unsweetened honey are other popular dog safe ingredients people might use.
Always ask you vet about dog safe ingredients to put in your dog’s ice cream.
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