Being that August is called the Dog Days of Summer, a great way to keep your dog cool is giving them ice cream that's made for dog. You can make your own or buy some.
The recipe I came across that I liked best was from the House Dog where she came up with a recipe for dog ice cream:
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup of non-fat yogurt
- 1/4 cup of honey
2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth
2/3 cup water
2 or 3 ice cube trays
Small rawhide sticks
Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into ice cube trays R. Place in freezer and serve cold. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing. This recipe is quick, easy, and fun. It's probably best to serve this dish outside.
4 cups rice milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey or peanut butter
Set paper cupcake liners into a muffin tin. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients. Use a cup with a spout to pour the mixture into the muffin cups. Freeze.
To serve, remove paper liner and place treat in dog or cat bowl.
For a double treat, place a miniature dog biscuit in the filled muffin tin before freezing.
Although some of these recipes have yogurt, the amount of lactose in yogurt should be low enough, not to upset their digestive systems.
Also, there are some companies that make it so you don't have to do any of the work. Some of them are:
Cold Nose Creamery You can pick this up in Ayer, Massachuesetts and parts of Connecticut.
Frosty Paws This ice cream can be found in most grocery stores all over the country.
Waggs Foods in Britain also creates dog ice cream that was formulated by nutritionists. You can read more about it here.