Monday, June 23, 2008

Frozen Treats for Hot Dogs!

Ah, summer. Sizzling temperatures mean miserable collies who spend the hot afternoons snuggled up to the air conditioner (or at least that's what it means in my house!) Wading pools, cooling bandannas, and ice cubes to lick can help, but sometimes a special treat is needed.

There are many dog "ice creams" on the market, unfortunately almost all of them contain dairy, and sometimes meat products too. But there is hope! Polar Pups frozen treats come in 3 vegan flavors: Barkin' Apple, Berry Bite, and Puppy Nutter (the Beggin' Banana flavor contains honey, but is otherwise animal product free.)

Unfortunately Polar Pups are currently only available in the Chicago area, Michigan, and Wisconsin, but shipping is available (though expensive) to individuals. The website also mentions that they are currently looking for a national distributor, so let's keep our fingers and paws crossed! Until then, I guess I'll just have to deal with the large fuzzy animal hogging my A/C.

UPDATE: While on vacation on Cape Cod, I stumbled across Mr. Barksmith's Cool Treats. The fruit flavor is vegan (containing only pureed fruit, peppermint, and Vit C!) The boxes contain little individual plastic cups, and they freeze solid after a few hours in your freezer. Sable loves them.

(Photo from the Polar Pups website)