Friday, July 10, 2009

Today's Kool Idea: Purina Frosty Paws Frozen Ice Cream Treats for Dogs

Yesterday, we returned from our gluttonous trip to our local Carvel ice cream shop on a euphoric sugar high. Oh yeah...The Daily Kool family has officially kicked off our celebration of National Ice Cream Month! Needless to say, we were in a fabulous mood when we walked through our front door. Of course, so was our lovable dog, Pepper...we may have mentioned him a few hundred times or so in our previous blog posts. Well, Pepper (as usual) was beside himself with joy when we came home, wagging his tail a mile a minute to show how excited he was to see us. We're telling you, there's not much that beats the feeling of unconditional love from a furry friend.

Wait a minute...did we say unconditional? Because when Pepper got closer to lick our faces (hey, he's a French poodle, after all), he literally took a giant sniff of our ice cream breath and reeled back from each of us in indignant shock. Okay, we realize we're attributing human characteristics to our dog (doesn't everybody?). But seriously, you should have seen the accusatory look on his face before he pointedly turned his doggie butt on us and walked away to pout on his bed. Yep, Pepper's big brown eyes can really bring on the guilt. No doubt about it, our dog wanted to be a part of July's National Ice Cream Month holiday.

It's a good thing we keep a box of Purina Frosty Paws frozen ice cream treats for dogs in the house for emergencies like this. Opening the freezer to take out one of these delicious and refreshing treats was just the ticket. Keep in mind that we say delicious from a dog's perspective, of course...though we were curious how doggie ice cream would taste, it just took one look at the first couple of ingredients to immediately curb our temptation. Dried whey and animal fat? Yuck!

Pepper sure does love his
Purina Frosty Paws, though. Each box is available in two flavors (original and peanut butter), and comes with four individually packaged treats. They kind of look like the ice cream cups with the wooden spoons we used to get at camp when we were kids. We simply peel off the top of the frozen ice cream cup, and watch as our pampered pooch attacks it voraciously. And, because they're fortified with protein vitamins and minerals without the added sugar artificial flavors or colors, we can feel really good about giving them to him. Be forewarned, though. You might want to give your dog his Purina Frosty Paws frozen ice cream treats outside...they can get kind of messy. Then again, perhaps Pepper is a sloppier eater than most...his fancy poodle haircut is kind of deceiving.

If you're looking for a more natural and homemade frozen concoction that your dog will love, check out the recipe below, made with all natural plain yogurt. FYI, true dairy products are not really good for dogs, but yogurt contains much less lactose than regular milk. Plus, many veterinarians recommend yogurt to help maintain a healthy digestive tract in dogs, particularly if they are prone to yeast infections. You might want to get the okay from your own vet first, though. Thank goodness Pepper doesn't have these problems...we just give him the occasional treat because he loves it!

If we feel that ice cream is one of the true pleasures designed to help beat the insufferable heat and humidity of the summer, it's safe to assume that it would be the same for our four legged friends. Purina Frosty Paws frozen ice cream treats for dogs are a convenient and healthy way to share the joy of ice cream with your beloved pet. The best part? Many of the local supermarkets carry them in the freezer section. Definitely a "kool" idea.

Homemade Frozen Ice Cream Treats for Dogs

  • 32 oz. plain yogurt...we use Stoneyfield or Dannon (not fat-free)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 handfuls of blueberries, optional
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender and pour into ice cream trays or cups. Freeze for at least 3 hours.

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