With dog owners reportedly spending over $55 billion dollars each year on their pets, and increasingly indulging them in specialty items, a Chicago dog-treat store, decided to add meat-flavored ice creams, so that canine gourmets can enjoy a cool treat on a hot day--or just have a healthy dessert added to their diet.
“We wanted our pup to experience ice cream,” Arrfscarf, writes on its product page, “We wanted it to be healthy, nutritious, and fresh. We set out to create the best dog ice cream . ." The company says their doggy ice cream starts with vanilla, honey and Greek yogurt and then adds locally sourced ingredients to create the five flavors of Peanut Butter Bacon, Beef Brisket, Chicken Cheddar, Pulled Pork and Gouda Burger.
As if that wasn't enticing enough to have your pooch begging you to pick up a pint, this doggy ice cream is advertised as "organic and preservative free." However, the cool treat isn't cheap. Each 3.5 oz container of doggy ice cream costs $3.50 (USD), and there’s an add-on of $8 for overnight shipping so you can get it before it melts.
Arrfscarf creates an entire line of healthy treats for dogs and says it wants to be sure that rescue pets are not left out. They claim that any treats that have small imperfections-- broken, slightly over cooked, or just irregular in size--are called "little not perfects" and are donated to animal shelters.
IF YOUR DOG PREFERS BEER
Two ago we told Opposing Views readers about Bowser Beer, advertised as the first beer commercially available for dogs. The brew is touted as non-alcoholic and made of a mixture of malt barley and homemade chicken or beef broth in two varieties: Beefy Brown Ale for beef lovers and Cock-a-Doodle Brew for chicken eaters, also in Low-Cal for weight watchers. Bowser Beer was selling for just under $3 a bottle and about $16 for a six-pack.
Although Bowser Beer is the only dog beer that comes in two flavors and offers a Low-Cal option, we are advised it was not the first beer made for dogs. Happy Tail Ale was developed by Dog Star Brewing in Napa Valley, California in 2005 and offered as an all-natural beverage made with malted barley, filtered water, glucosamine, vitamin E, and beef flavoring.
So whether your dog has a sweet tooth or wants to join you for a beer during the game, you are covered!