Next time you see an ice cream truck, it might be carrying dog food. On Long Island, you can get everything from dog-friendly salmon ice cream to frozen pumpkin cinnamon yogurt for puppies. Treat your pooch to a birthday cake with maple bacon, Hawaiian shaved ice cream, or Sheepdog butter donuts. The latest trend is gender-recognizable cakes made with nutritionally perfect pet ingredients.
Jeffrey Krasnoff, 41, a veterinarian and owner of Brookville Animal Hospital, shares some tips on how to safely pet your puppy. "Treats are fine as long as the ingredients are safe for dogs," she says. Dangerous ingredients include chocolate, raisins, sorbitol and macadamia nuts. Adds Krasnoff, "When there's a blue moon, a little sugar here and there won't really hurt the dog." Also, some dogs have special diets and need special treats. Their owners should know about it. "
Here you'll find dog ice cream, cakes and cookies made with ingredients made just for dogs.
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Owner Paul Cairo has been making homemade ice cream figures for 35 years. He came up with an original dog ice cream recipe using premade vanilla ice cream (no sugar/low fat) with a little peanut butter and a Purina Meaty Moist Burger Cheddar treat. There is a surprise dog bone at the bottom of each bowl. Large bowl: $10.
More information127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset; 631-656-5930；strongisland.wixsite.com
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Pupper Cup ice cream and ice cream cakes can be found in the freezer. Kelly Crook, CEO and founder of Pupper Cup, explains: "I've always loved making ice cream at home. When I notice dogs parked by the ice cream van with their owners, I think that's the cutest thing. But I also think there should be a healthy way to enjoy dog food.” So Crook experimented with dairy-free, salty and sugar-free milks that dogs love. In 2019, Crook launched its Pupper Cup ice cream in five flavors: Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Bacon, Pumpkin and Salmon. They're made with coconut milk and the "meat" on the side of the coconut - giving it an ice cream-like texture. All flavors are natural, including the green spinach topping.
Crook drives an ice cream truck full of Pupper cups everywhere. June 17 will be at the K9 store in Lynbrook from 11pm to 1pm and the K9 store in Massapequa from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. It will take place on July 1 at Barkfield Road, East Northport, from 12pm to 2pm. Dogs hang out in the car, and each dog gets a $4 ball. Crook also offers ice cream cake ($24.99) for dog birthday parties. She said: "I saw the dogs congregate around the table while the owner put the cake in the middle. Everyone put their creations on the plate.
Boss Dog frozen yoghurt is also available at The K9 Shop and Barkfield Road. Shea Russo, marketing manager at Boss Dog Brand, said: "Our frozen yogurt is fortified with probiotics so it's not just for dogs. It's also a supplement because it provides digestive juices and all ingredients are pure pet products .” Flavors include applesauce, real cheddar, and bacon. Mugs are $3.50.
For pups who love ice cream cake, Barkfield Road Dog Bakery has shelves filled with hand-decorated dog biscuits. They come in all shapes, from butterflies to springtime beach balls. Owners also bake dog biscuits for birthdays, gender reveal parties, and "caught" celebrations (the day a dog owner "gets" a dog).
More informationSklepy K9: 939 Broadway, Massapequa; 516-400-3729; 225 Sunrise Hwy, Lynbrook; 516-612-4534; 1519 Czech Lakeland Ave.; 631-619-1888; 486-1009;www.thek9shop.com. Barkfield Road：3 Hewitt Square, East Northport； 631-651-9292；barkfieldroad.com
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Barkera owner Gary Kron spent 20 years in the financial industry before he and his wife decided to start an online dog dessert business in Plainview. “We make homemade custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies flavored with pumpkin, peanut butter and vanilla,” she says. "They're all made with dog-friendly ingredients like rice flour, rolled oats, egg whites, yogurt frosting. No sugar." Five flavors of ice cream are also available. Kron added: "This ice cream contains lactose-free milk, gelatin, salt and natural flavors. As it also contains sugar, it is not suitable for everyday use and should only be used on special occasions.
Barkers cookies come in all shapes, from footballs to flamingos. "People are getting creative with cakes," says Keren. “Somebody ordered a dinosaur bone cake recently. We even made bark cookies for a 13-year-old dog as a treat.” Cookie sets start at $5.99, cakes at $29.99, and ice cream at $7.49.
More information516-448-9708；thebarkeryli.com;Order through the website, the product will be delivered to your door or picked up by yourself.
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At this Hawaiian shaved organic human ice cream parlor, owner Taylor Alletto also has dog cups on the menu. The dog-friendly shaved ice is made with filtered water and topped with peanut butter. "Dogs love to chew ice," Alletto said. "Georgie is the neighborhood pit bull and comes in with his owner every week. I always have to mop the floor after he eats his Pup Cup at the store, but it's worth it." Proceeds will go to Cove Animal Rescue. Last season's prices started at $1 a glass.
More information247 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff;www.seacliffshaveice.com; open seasonally
Three Dogs Bakery
If you are looking for dog food, you have come to the right place. Before opening the shop, the owners were trained by confectioners who specialize in baking and feeding dogs. Imagine your pet enjoying canine carrot cakes called "Woopiepies" (icing is sandwiched between two wheat flour pancakes), "Collie Cannolis" or "Puppermintpatties". Your pet can join you for "Chicken and Woofles" for brunch, or "Barkin's'mores" by the fire pit below. Each product is displayed in a bakery box with an ingredient list. A detailed list of all nutrients can also be found on the website. "Every day, a customer walks past our store with two dogs, and the dogs drag him into the store," says co-owner Gloria Ma. "Each animal that comes gets a little reward." Starting price per biscuit for $2.
More information2119 Bedford Ave., Bellmore; 516-612-9555,Three Dogs
The store has people with mini cakes, but dogs can join in too. Dog-friendly mini carrot cupcakes with peanut butter icing and cubes are sold over the counter. It's a sugar-free carrot cake that's mixed with water and oil and baked right at the store. "My Rottweiler eats them so fast I don't think he even tries," says Seaford/Syosset owner Adam Schillen. Patchogue: Fiveminis, $6.50; Seaford/Syosset: Quad Pack, $6; Homemade cakes can be ordered in advance.
More information339 Jackson Ave., Syosset; 516-226-1922,smallcakessyosset.com; 1284A Hicksville Road, Seaford; 516-882-4728,smallcakessyosset.com; 17 W. Main St., Patchogue; 631-500-9300,smallcakespachogue.com
Buy soft vanilla ice cream for dogs, with or without sugar. The bowl is topped with peanut butter and grain-free dog bones. Most mugs are prepared ahead of time for takeout and cost $3.20.
More information1590 Montauk Hwy, Frankincense; 631-395-3580,www.icecreamcottage.net
Ben & Jerry's
Your dog can devour two cups of Dixie flavors: Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzels or Pumpkin and Dog Treats. "It's made with sunflower butter, which is gentle on dogs' stomachs," says Nora Garcia, franchisee at Ben and Jerry's Huntington Village. "Also, it's important to serve the ice cream in a pet-friendly bowl, not a Dixie In a cup." She added: "I love that the dogs are out with their owners for ice cream. They're snacking on the bench outside. It's such a beautiful moment that people can share with their pets."
More information298 Huntington Avenue; 631-470-0635,benjerry.com/huntingtonvillage
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"They're all made with dog-friendly ingredients such as rice flour, oat flour, egg whites, yogurt icing, and there's no sugar.” Five ice cream flavors are also available.What desserts are dog friendly? ›
Mini peanut butter cakes, cookies, bars, blondies, or biscuits are all great ideas. Sweet Potatoes. Pumpkin flavored cakes and cookies. Fruit popsicles (blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, bananas, raspberries, etc.)Can you buy doggy ice cream? ›
Scoop's Vanilla Ice Cream for Dogs
We've specially made this dog-friendly ice cream with reduced lactose milk from our farm. We've then added Joint Aid for Dogs from GWF Nutrition, a natural joint supplement containing Glucosamine and Vitamin C for joint and muscle support. Palm oil free.
While Doggie Desserts frozen dog treats were developed specifically for pups and are not labeled for human enjoyment, they do use the same ingredients that you'd find in our flavors made for humans. So they are perfectly safe for you to taste, as long as you like pumpkin and pretzels!Is Doggie ice cream good for dogs? ›
It's best to avoid giving your dog ice cream. While it's not toxic or seriously harmful, dogs actually have a hard time digesting dairy as, after they're weaned as puppies, they lose the enzyme needed to digest the lactose in milk.What can dogs eat at an ice cream shop? ›
Some ice creams for dogs contain yogurt, which your dog might tolerate better than milk or cream since it has less lactose. It's usually safest to stick to non-dairy treats. Always make sure to talk to your veterinarian before giving anything to your dog.Does Starbucks allow dogs? ›
Starbucks always welcomes service animals to our stores, and we want every customer who spends time in our stores to enjoy their visit.Does Aldi sell doggie ice cream? ›
Take it from good boy Monty – this canine ice-cream really is a doggy delight. Ice, ice, doggy: Aldi's dog-friendly ice cream goes down a treat. We hope you love the products we recommend!Does Chick Fil A have dog ice cream? ›
The Chick-fil-A Pup Cup
Many Chick-fil-A franchises treat pooches to a free, pint-sized portion of Icedream, the chain's version of vanilla soft-serve.
A Starbucks Puppuccino (some people mistakenly call it a Puppachino or a Starbucks Pup Cup) is a free dog treat on the chain's Secret Menu–and it's just for dogs.
What's in ice cream for dogs? Dog-safe ice cream options are formulated with lactose-free milk and other dog-safe ingredients that'll actually let him experience flavors besides vanilla (since a small amount of vanilla ice cream is really the only safe human option).What is dog ice cream called? ›
Official Frosty Paws® | Ice Cream for Dogs | IceCream.com.What is doggie ice cream? ›
Making doggie ice cream is really easy. It's all based on plain yogurt and fresh ingredients that are good for dogs like bananas, strawberries and peanut butter. Every dog is different so you know what is good for them and how much they should enjoy.What is the safest ice cream for dogs? ›
Only give your dog ice cream that does not contain chocolate, xylitol, macadamia nuts, or coffee beans. When in doubt, choose vanilla—even better, low-fat vanilla. Consider an ice cream alternative for your dog, including gelato made specifically for dogs or a homemade frozen treat made with dog-safe ingredients.What ice cream brand is safe for dogs? ›
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has introduced a frozen nondairy dessert specially created for dogs. The company's Doggie Desserts are icy treats made with sunflower seed butter. They come in two flavors: Rosie's Batch, made with pumpkin and mini cookies, and Pontch's Mix, made with peanut butter and pretzel swirls.What is the healthiest ice cream for dogs? ›
Healthiest Frozen Treat: Yoghund YoPup Frozen Banana & Peanut Butter Yogurt Cups. If you're looking for a treat serving some nutrients, give your pup a taste of this frozen delight. The Yoghund brand's frozen yogurt cup is packed with gut-healthy probiotics to give your dog's digestion a boost.Does Dairy Queen give ice cream to dogs? ›
Typically, a Dairy Queen pup cup contains a small serving of vanilla ice cream. And forget a cherry on top—some locations top the ice cream with a dog treat or two.Can dogs have Cool Whip? ›
While whipped cream isn't toxic to dogs, it doesn't mean it will necessarily sit… well with them. If your dog experiences an upset stomach, bloating, vomiting, or diarrhea after enjoying a puppuccino, they might have a sensitivity to high-fat treats or may be lactose intolerant.Can dogs eat popcorn? ›
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings is not safe for your dog on a regular basis, although eating a few dropped pieces here and there probably won't hurt them.How much is a Puppuccino at Starbucks? ›
How much do Puppuccinos cost? Puppuccinos are free! Yup, that's right, your dog can enjoy a delicious puppuccino for no cost at all, which is good since my dog has no money. What is this?
Yes, dogs can eat strawberries. Strawberries are full of fiber and vitamin C. Along with that, they also contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog's teeth as he or she eats them. They contain sugar, so be sure to give them in moderation.What to ask for at Starbucks for a dog? ›
A fan favorite, a cup of whipped cream will be served in an espresso or sample size cold beverage cup for your pup. You can either ask for a Puppuccino by name, or simply ask for some whipped cream in a cup for your pooch. It's one of the most popular Starbucks Secret Menu items and baristas are always happy to oblige.Does Sonic give dogs ice cream? ›
What is this? With that being said, you should know that SONIC has a secret pup cup. Here's how you can order one for free. The SONIC pup cup is officially called the SONIC Wag Cup and it's a cup filled with either whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for your pup.How much is Ben & Jerry's dog ice cream? ›
The two Doggie Desserts will be sold in individual four-ounce mini-cups ($2.99 each), or in a four-count multipack ($4.99).What Flavour is dog ice cream? ›
Mint flavoured ice cream for dogs! Scoop has a new favourite flavour ...Does Dunkin Donuts do pup cups? ›
Do Dunkin Donuts Stores Serve Pup Cups? (Treat Your Furry Friend) What is this? Yes, Dunkin Donuts serves pup cups for our furry friends. This puppy latte (AKA pup cup or puppuccino) is simply a small amount of whipped cream in a paper espresso cup that is wide enough for a dog's snout.Does Arby's do pup cups? ›
Drink Cup Plushie
You may not be able to share your Arby's drink with your pooch, but you can do the next best thing thanks to our new Arby's Drink Plushie. Modeled after an actual Arby's cup, you pup won't know whether to sip it or to squeak it. Ready to grab some new plushie dog toys for your pup?
Reddi Whip is made with heavy cream, sugar, milk, and flavor and is also safe for dogs in moderation.What is Puppuccino made of? ›
It sounds fancy, but this Starbucks secret menu item for dogs is simply an espresso cup filled with whipped cream. And nervous dog owners need not be concerned about accidentally making their dog sick, because whipped cream is generally safe for dogs to eat.Can dogs drink milk? ›
Whilst rich in beneficial nutrients, like calcium and proteins, cow's milk is not a healthy option for your pooch at any age. Cow's milk contains a sugar called lactose, which dogs lack the necessary enzyme for digesting. Ingesting cow's milk can therefore cause digestive discomfort and possibly excretion issues.
Is Vanilla Ice Cream Good For Dogs? While it's true that there is no harm in giving dogs who are not lactose-intolerant a bite or two of ice cream on special occassions, vanilla ice cream isn't exactly good for dogs. In fact, the sugar in ice cream can not only make your dog sick, it can be downright life-threatening.Is it OK to give a dog yogurt? ›
Is Yogurt Good For Dogs? Yogurt is high in calcium and protein. It also can act as a probiotic, which can be good for the digestive system. If you feed your dog yogurt, it should be plain and free of any added sweeteners, both natural and artificial.Can dogs eat yogurt? ›
According to Purina Nutritionist Karina Carbo-Johnson, MS, “Plain or non-fat plain without any sweeteners or preservatives is the best kind of yogurt to give to your dog.” There are yogurts your dog can enjoy and may even be good for them.Is Frosty Paws dairy free? ›
However, Frosty Paws does not currently contain lactose, as dogs are lactose intolerant animals, and cannot properly digest lactose. Thus, Frosty Paws products are also called frozen treats, instead of ice cream. Frosty Paws cups are available in original (vanilla), and peanut butter flavors.Are there any fruits that dogs can't eat? ›
Tempting as it is to throw your dog an apple core or similar, the pips, seeds and stones from many fruits contain a small amount of cyanide that can be extremely harmful to your dog and even prove fatal. Notably fruits like apples, cherries, plums, peaches etc need to be avoided.Can dogs eat peanut butter? ›
Dogs can eat – and many really enjoy – peanut butter. But beware, some peanut butter brands contain an ingredient called xylitol, which is toxic to dogs and even eating small amounts can be fatal.What is in Frosty Paws ice cream? ›
Ingredients: Water, Whey, Soy Flour, Coconut Oil, Polydextrose, Maltodextrin, Sorbitol, Monoglycerides, Microcrystalline, Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Dipotassium Ph3sphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferrous Fumarate, Salt, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin.Why do people give dogs ice cream? ›
Why are they so obsessed with it? “Dogs love ice cream for all the reasons we do,” says veterinarian Sam Meisler, DVM, founder and CEO of PetWellClinic. “It is high in sugar, fat and even salt. All those ingredients make it very palatable.” Translation: It's delicious!What peanut butter is safe for dogs? ›
' The good news is that regular peanut butter is safe to give your dog as a treat. Just make sure to avoid peanut butter with Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products. Xylitol is the only ingredient in peanut butter that's bad for dogs.Can dogs eat cheese? ›
Yes, dogs can eat cheese. In fact, cheese is often a great training tool, especially for puppies.
The short answer to the question “can dogs eat bread?” is yes. Dogs can safely eat bread in much the same way as humans—in moderation. Plain white and wheat bread are generally safe for dogs to eat, provided they don't have any allergies, and it usually does not cause any stomach upset.Can dogs have frozen yogurt? ›
In fact, not only is frozen yogurt a treat that can be shared with dogs, but it may also benefit them. Fro-yo is known for its live and active cultures, which aid human digestion. These same cultures may benefit your dog's digestion, as well! In fact, these active bacteria can serve as a probiotic for your dog.Does Frosty Paws contain xylitol? ›
“Frosty Paws, made by Purina, has no dairy, sugars or xylitol.”Is it safe to share ice cream with your dog? ›
Leaving aside the risk to humans, ice-cream isn't good for dogs. Battersea warns against it “because of the sugar, and because some dogs can be intolerant to dairy”.Can dogs have vanilla? ›
Vanilla extract and flavoring are toxic to dogs due to the high alcohol content and drinking even part of a bottle could be a serious health risk, especially for smaller dogs.Is sugar free ice cream OK for dogs? ›
The high levels of sugar in ice cream are also no good for your dog. Even “sugarless” ice cream is dangerous because xylitol is toxic to dogs. In fact, ice cream with any sort of artificial sweetener is probably a no-go for your pup.Do they have doggy ice cream? ›
Ben & Jerry's Doggie Desserts are the perfect frozen dog treat for your beloved pup! Just like you love Ben & Jerry's ice cream, your dog will love Doggie Desserts.What cake can dogs eat? ›
To summarise, dogs can definitely eat cake as long as you choose birthday cakes and bakes that are labelled as dog-friendly and do not contain any ingredients that can be harmful.Can dogs have any sweets? ›
Stay away from all forms of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Although a little bit of sugar here and there isn't toxic for your dog, it will cause health issues if they continue to eat sugar repeatedly over time. This includes all forms of sugar: Brown sugar.What kind of cookies can dogs eat? ›
Plain cookies, oatmeal cookies, and peanut butter cookies are okay to give to your dog in small amounts as long as they do not include xylitol or any ingredients to which your dog is allergic. Consider adding mashed vegetables to a cookie recipe for your dog to add fiber and nutritional value.
A dog cannot process the sugary sweet ingredients in a donut like a human can. Donuts have certain ingredients which are unhealthy for dogs in large quantities. Some donuts also have caffeine or chocolate, which can kill dogs. In fact, too much sugar and fat can actually lead dogs to develop pancreatitis.Can a dog eat a banana? ›
Yes, dogs can eat bananas. In moderation, bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They're high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are low in cholesterol and sodium, but because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as a treat, not part of your dog's main diet.Can dogs eat pizza? ›
The bottom line is that you should never give pizza to your dog, whether as a meal or a treat. They might experience a slight stomach upset if they're sensitive to dairy, due to the excess fat, but overall in many cases dogs are fine.What sweet human food can dogs eat? ›
To avoid the milk altogether, freeze chunks of strawberries, raspberries, apples, and pineapples to give to your dog as a sweet, icy treat. Macadamia nuts: No, dogs should never eat macadamia nuts. These are some of the most poisonous foods for dogs.What sweets can dogs not eat? ›
Avoid feeding your pet all types of candy, including hard candies and mints, chocolate bars (dark or milk chocolate), Halloween candy like candy corn, sweets with nuts (especially macadamia nuts), and candy that contains raisins or grapes, as these are toxic to dogs and can lead to kidney failure.Can dogs eat Jif peanut butter? ›
Yes, dogs can eat peanut butter as long as it is fed in moderation and does not contain xylitol, so get out that pet-safe peanut butter jar and share the good news.Can dogs eat pancakes? ›
Here's what you need to know! Can dogs eat pancakes? The simple answer is yes, dogs can eat pancakes! Unless your canine friend has a dairy intolerance or an allergy, there shouldn't be anything in pancake batter to cause them any harm.Can dogs eat Oreos? ›
It can be tempting to share our favorite treats with our pets; however, Oreos contain several ingredients that are not safe for pets to eat- so it is best to save this snack for yourself! If your pup got their paws on a single Oreo, it is unlikely they will experience any severe clinical signs.Can dogs eat graham crackers? ›
Giving your pup an occasional piece of a graham cracker probably won't cause any issues unless they have an allergy. But if you're consistently giving them chunks of this human snack, you're packing their diet with too much sugar and carbohydrates, which could lead to weight gain and even obesity.