Even Dogs 'Scream' for Ice Cream

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 1st Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Frosty paws ice cream is good but, add a few extra ingredients and it will become a even more healthy treat for your dog. Especially diabetic dogs.

They love their ice cream

I was introduced to the product of Frosty paws back in 2003. I was visiting my Uncle Richie. We were all sitting in the living room when, Uncle Richie brought out a Frosty paw ice cream cup. When Uncle Richie's dog saw the cup, he started to run around Uncle Richie with so much joy and excitement.

I knew right then and there. I was going too have to get some for Boo, Max and Baby Doo and I did. All three enjoyed their treat, each and every time.

The picture of Boo and Max at the top of the page, was before we knew Max was a diabetic. Most Veterinarians and websites inform you, that you should watch for weight loss, as being one of the signs that your dog might have diabetes.

This is not always the case. Max was just the opposite.

Max ate what the other dogs ate and no more. The other two were at a very healthy weight. Max was getting heavier by the day. At your dogs next check up, please have them test your dogs blood sugar, just to be on the safe side. The sooner you get a hold of this disease, the better it is for your loved one.

Ingredients

2 boxes of frosty paws ice cream cups ( thawed out)
1 cup yogurt
2/3 cup oatmeal
2 2/3 cups water
18- 3 oz. dixie bath cups

I have to give you more Boo today. It would of been his 16th birthday.

Boo gets ready to blow out his candle, as his best friend gives him his frosty paw birthday treat, as Krys and Baby Doo look on.

Let's get Started

Place your oatmeal and water in a sauce pan, on medium heat. Stirring constantly until the oatmeal comes to a boil.

When it comes to a boil, turn the oatmeal down to medium low setting.

Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly!

The reason I constantly stir the oatmeal while cooking it, is so the ice cream will have a creamier consistency.

Place the oatmeal in your medium size mixing bowl and allow to cool.

After the oatmeal has cooled, add your yogurt and mix until thorougly combined.

Mix and spoon

Add your thawed frosty paws ice cream and mix thoroughly.

Spoon the new and improved ice cream in your dixie cups.

Place the cups in the freezer and in 2 hours, your dog can have a healthy and tasty treat.

*Please check with your Veterinarian before adding any new treats to your pets diet.

Why I jazzed it Up

When Max went in for his check up a few years back, Max had a urinary tract infection. Max had taken his medicine prescribed by his veterinarian and his infection cleared up.

Our Veterinarian suggested we add yogurt to Max's diet. She informed us that it might help Max from having another Urinary tract infect, as it will clean out his digestive tract and diabetic dogs are prone to getting urinary tract infections.

The problem was, Max and Boo didn't like the taste of the yogurt, so one day it came to me, why not put it in their ice cream. I came up with this recipe and It worked out just fine. Boo and Max were still just as excited getting their ice cream, as they did before I added any yogurt.

Some years later after doing more research and living with a diabetic dog, I found that fiber is as good for your diabetic dog, just as much as it is for us human beings.

It was also getting harder to control Max's spikes in his blood sugar. I was already adding more fiber in his diet so, why not put it in his ice cream also. With just that little bit of oatmeal added to his ice cream, it was very helpful in controling Max's blood sugar, even after he had his treat.

The Tradition Continues

Boo, Max and Babydoo are all gone now.

Now Bugg gets to enjoy his ice cream every day and Bugg likes it just as much as Max, Boo and Babydoo did. Bugg has no problem with his blood sugar but I feel, if Bugg likes the healthy alternative, I see no reason why I should change it up.

For more healthy & tasty treats for your dog, please take a look at my other recipes.

Max's diabetic Dog Biscuits.

Turkey loaf, Birthday Cake! For your lovely Dog

Halloween Dog treats... Bugg's idea.

Please take the time out to see what Bugg's mommy gave him for his birthday...

In Bugg's World... Dog Birthdays will be celebrated!

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Bugg, Denise O, Diabetes, Diabetic Dog, Dog, Dog Food, Dog Pictures, Dog Treat, Dogs, Frosty Paws, Ice Cream, Puppy Pictures, Recipe

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author avatar Denise O
I live in Georgia, USA. I am a granny to 3 precious children. I am Mama to Bugg and two human beings. I was once married to a wonderful, Dan.

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author avatar Retired
1st Aug 2010 (#)

Hi Denise-You really love your dogs,I love to see that.

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author avatar C. Michael Davis
2nd Aug 2010 (#)

Denise, This is a neat piece of work. Our boxer's name is Max. He loves ice cream treats also, but prefer that we he, Lizzy (my wife and dearer self) and I get in the car and drive up to McDonald for their $1.00 ice cream cone. Welcome to Wikinut.
Michael

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Michael.
It just warms my heart to no end that your wife and you take such great care of your dog Max.
I look forward to reading more of your work.

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author avatar ppruel
16th Aug 2010 (#)

I love reading your article. Interesting one!

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author avatar ladym33
22nd Aug 2010 (#)

I never thought to give my dog anything like this. I will give it a try. Thank you

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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you for your nice comments ppruel and ladym.
Ladym, if not for a visit to see my Uncle in Massachusetts, I would of never have thought either. Y'all have a wonderful day.

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author avatar Erik Van Tongerloo
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Beautiful article and I can imagine dogs like ice-cream too

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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Erik for your kind words and yes...they absolutely love it.

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author avatar Carol
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Great article Denise. I love dogs too

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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Carol. I absolutely love dog also. I plan on writing more about them and I already have some in progress, I am just waiting for the camera I will be getting this Tuesday.

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author avatar krrymarie
28th Aug 2010 (#)

Interesting article!

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author avatar Denise O
28th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Krrymarie

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author avatar Retired
30th Aug 2010 (#)

great job, I'll send a dog lover friend of mine here.

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author avatar Denise O
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Rebecca. I plan on adding more about my Max and Boo, whom I lost in this last year and now our Bugg aka Buggah, in the coming week. I am just waiting for my camera is all. Thanks again.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
31st Aug 2010 (#)

My step daughter works at an ice cream store.. they often sell small ice creams for dogs.. certainly not as healthy as this!

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author avatar Denise O
31st Aug 2010 (#)

Mark, thank you.
I had to learn as I went with Max, after he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 7 years old. I had very little help from vets...you can go to 10 vets and get 10 different suggestions on what to feed them. Max had been insulin dependent since the day he was diagnosed.
Max lived with the disease until this last May, at the ripe old age of 12 years, 4 months and 13 days.
The picture on my page is of my Max. The picture was taken 3 weeks before he passed, this last May.
But let me tell you, he would lap up a regular ice cream cone in a heart beat.LOL

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author avatar Retired
1st Sep 2010 (#)

I didn't know dogs liked ice cream. I had a dog when I was a little girl that liked candy. I enjoyed your article,

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Thank you GN. I would say it was just because, it is cool on their tongue in hot, hot Alabama but, they have enjoyed it throughout the year.
Like I said earlier, it was a surprise to me too, until I went to visit my uncle and I have had dogs for years by then. Go figure huh.
Thank you for your kind words.

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author avatar Pinkchic18
9th Sep 2010 (#)

What a great idea Denise! I've heard of the frosty paws ice cream before, who knew!! A wonderful idea for the little loves of our lives ;)

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
10th Sep 2010 (#)

Wow, i thought dogs were not allowed to eat ice cream. Nice info.

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author avatar Denise O
11th Sep 2010 (#)

Maria, Frosty paws is not regular ice cream, like for us humans. It is made especially for Dogs.

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author avatar LOVERME
29th Sep 2010 (#)

i love dogs
as much as they do me
we both together have
lovely icecreme
you can see a dog in me i love it more
than in one way
i am myself
a lovely doggy

my style u can now see

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author avatar Denise O
30th Sep 2010 (#)

Thank you pinkchic.
I just love to treat our furry friends and in this hot Alabama weather, they sure have enjoyed this afternoon snack on a hot day, heck...
they don't mind having it on the very few cool days we
have either.:)

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author avatar Denise O
30th Sep 2010 (#)

Thank you loverme,how sweet.
I see your style and I love it!

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author avatar LOVERME
30th Sep 2010 (#)

I AM an unique stylist u know it by now

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author avatar Denise O
1st Oct 2010 (#)

That I do, keep it up.:)

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author avatar LOVERME
2nd Oct 2010 (#)

thanks ur a wonderful sport and frnd

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Oct 2010 (#)

Back at ya, loverme. :)

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author avatar Jenny Heart
5th Oct 2010 (#)

A fun read to start the day
out with a smile. Excellent!

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author avatar Denise O
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Thank you Jenny.:)

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author avatar Mr Arrogant
6th Oct 2010 (#)

I'll definitely try feedin my dog an ice cream today. hope it doesn't get angry and bite me lol

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author avatar Denise O
6th Oct 2010 (#)

Mr Arrogant, I promise you, all you will get is plenty of love.
Thank you for your comment.

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author avatar CC23
7th Oct 2010 (#)

when i read this it seems like i was also there. nice one.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Oct 2010 (#)

Thank you for your kind words Hushi. :)

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author avatar Maurice G
4th Nov 2010 (#)

My dog goes bonkers over truffles, I just find it a little expensive !

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author avatar Denise O
4th Nov 2010 (#)

Well my dogs have always lived the life of a country dog.
No truffles for them.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Retired
29th Nov 2010 (#)

Great article from a great dog lover...

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author avatar Denise O
29th Nov 2010 (#)

Thank you ryan for your kind words.
Also, thank you for stopping by.:)

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