Can dogs eat ice cream?

Can dogs eat ice cream?

Can dogs eat ice cream safely? If you’re tempted to buy your Morkie a kiddy cone who can blame you. But here are better ways to treat your friend.

Instead of people-ice cream, try one of the safe commercial “ice cream” for dogs like Frosty Paws or make your own. It’s easy and fun. 

But CAN dogs eat ice cream?

Although people ice cream isn’t on any list of dog poisons, it definitely isn’t good for small dogs like Morkies.

Most dogs are lactose-intolerant so dairy will probably cause diarrhea and vomiting. The sugar isn’t good either — just like in humans, too much sugar can cause obesity, dental disease and may set the stage for diabetes.

Commercial “ice cream” for dogs

There are a number to choose from; the most popular is Frosty Paws from Nestle. 

Just make sure the brand you pick has no sugar or dairy and is made up of natural foods you’d eat yourself.  

Check the cooler section at popular stores like PetSmart.

Easy homemade doggy ice cream

Easiest-ever homemade ice cream for dogs

Here’s one of the easiest recipes available and Morkies love it!

Just combine:

1 can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just pumpkin) 29 oz.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup yogurt
Mix thoroughly and fill ice cube trays with mixture. Freeze and wait for the fun!

Creamy Banana-rama

The easiest recipe yet.

Just combine any number of ripe bananas in the blender, and mix until smooth. (Too stiff? Add a touch of plain yogurt if you have it.)

Put in ice cube trays and add small dog biscuits to each. Freeze and later, store in a zip-lock bag.

PB and Honey Ice Cream Treat for Dogs

from Modern Dog Magazine https://moderndogmagazine.com/icecream

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of natural plain yogurt (choose unsweetened, “live active culture” or “probiotic” yogurt. This makes it easier to digest and the “good bugs” are great for your dog’s gut health)
1 ripe banana
1 cup of peanut butter
2 Tbsp honey
MAKE IT!

1. Mash the banana and stir it into the natural, plain yogurt.

2. Next, stir the peanut butter (you may want to warm it to room temperature to make it easier to stir in) into the banana-yogurt mixture. Add the honey and mix until all ingredients are well combined.

3. Pour the mixture into cupcake liners and freeze overnight.

4. Store in the freezer in a Ziploc bag until ready to give to your dog! Some dogs like to have their “ice cream” treat partially thawed before serving. And you may want to feed this treat outside! (People with carpeting, this tip is for you.)

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