Yep, Ben & Jerry’s is launching ice cream made for dogs .The new range is called Doggie Desserts, and is currently made up of two puddings for pups. The first flavour is Pontch’s Mix; a frozen treat with peanut butter and pretzel swirls. The second is Rosie’s Batch, which has a pumpkin flavour and mini cookies.
The flavours are each named after dogs of people working at Ben & Jerry’s.
Don’t stress – these treats are technically ice cream, as neither are primarily made of cream.
That’s because dogs aren’t really supposed to have a load of dairy. A mini puppuccino every now and then is fine, but if you feed your pooch a big batch of dairy they’ll likely have digestive issues, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Not fun.
Instead, these desserts have small amounts of dairy and are made with sunflower butter, which is perfectly safe for dogs to eat.
And in case you’re wondering, Doggie Desserts can also be eaten by humans with no issue, although you might not find the flavours as tasty as the usual ice creams.
Watch Out For Your Dogs Feet in the Summer. Hot pavement can burn your dogs paws rather quickly. To see if it’s too hot for your dog place the back of your hand on the pavement – if you can’t hold it there for 5 seconds it’s too hot for your dog. On really hot days consider walking your dog in the woods, on the grass, or waiting til the sun goes down.
Now for the bad news: Doggie Desserts are currently only available in the US, and there don’t appear to be plans to bring them to the UK ASAP.
Across the pond, individual mini cups of the desserts will be available for $1.29, while multipacks can be bought for $4.49, with both options sold at supermarkets and pet supply stores.
There are other ice cream options for dogs available in the UK, but they tend to be a little pricier – you can buy a six-pack of apple, banana, and carrot frozen treats for £17.94, for example.
Our vote: get yourself a Peace Pop , pick up some treats made for dogs while you’re in the shop, and sit and enjoy your pudding without your pup’s pleading eyes watching your every bite.
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