There’s no better treat than ice cream on a hot sunny day! What dog wouldn’t agree with that?
And while it may be tempting to want to feed your dog this cool, summer treat, experts say it’s a no-no for your pet.
What many well-intentioned pet parents may not be aware of is that human ice cream may not always be digested properly by dogs.
The ice cream we eat can cause a number of different problems for your pet, including bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and vomiting. Plus, certain flavors like chocolate could have potentially life threatening effects on your pup.
So to avoid this, The Barking Lot found a few dog-friendly recipes for ice cream we think both you and your pet will enjoy.
Triple Berry Frozen Yogurt for Dogs
16-oz. Non-Fat Yogurt
1. Add fruit to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash up fruit to a puree.
2. Add yogurt.
3. Stir yogurt mixture with a spoon until uniform.
4. Add the yogurt mixture into freezer cups.
5. Placing a lid over each cup, put cups in freezer for 5 hours, until frozen.
Peanut Butter and Banana Frosty Paws
2 Ripe Bananas
32-oz. Plain Yogurt
½ Cup Homemade Peanut Butter
1/8 Cup Honey
1. Mash bananas in a large bowl with a fork.
2. Mix the yogurt, peanut butter and honey in with the banana.
3. Pour mixture into paw print mold or what ever shape mold your pet desires. This recipe also works well in ice cube trays.
4. Place mixture in the freezer for about an hour.
Ice Cream Cloud Nine
I Ripe Banana
1 Cup of Peanut Butter
2 Cups of Natural Plain Yogurt
2 Tbsps. Honey
1. Mash banana and mix with yogurt.
2. Place the peanut butter in the microwave and warm until it stirs easily.
3. Add the banana and yogurt mixture along with the honey and peanut butter.
4. Combine ingredients and mix well.
5. Pour mixture into non-stick container and freeze for about 8 hours.
Strawberry Coconut Butter Dog Ice Cream
32-oz. Plain Yogurt
½ Cup Pure Coconut Butter
1 Cup Fresh Strawberries, washed and dried
1. Add yogurt, strawberries and coconut butter to a blender and mix until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into a freezer safe container or ice cube trays for smaller portions.
3. Cover mixture and freeze overnight.
4. Scoop ice cream into a bowl and store left overs.
If you’re looking for ways your dog can beat the heat this summer, the Barking Lot’s professional dog boarding services is a great way to cool down and have fun in a safe, pet-friendly environment. Weather you are going out of town and need to board your pup, looking for dog activities nearby, or simply need a professional dog walk service, the Barking Lot offers services right for you! For dog services in the Chicagoland area, give us a call at (847) 205-3647 or stop in and see us at 495 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, IL 60015.