Chicago Dog Ice Cream

Nutrition for Dogs

Salmon Slices, April's Monthly Treat

Salmon Slices are grain and gluten free. What are some of the other unique properties of the treat?

We love Salmon for the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. They are good for your pups skin and coat while providing support for their immune system. We started by crafting our own jerky for this recipe and then used a grain and gluten free base. We choose Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour because it is low in carbohydrates, grain free, and high in fiber. Fiber can help sugars in the pup's from crashing. 

We also added some unsweetened coconut flakes (sulfur/preservative free) and coconut oil. Coconut has benefits for not only your dogs coat but digestive track since it is rich in fiber. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s). They help the body digest nutrients efficiently. Coconut oil also contains 50% lauric acid (the only other source for this high amount is in breast milk) which has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Below is a short video by Chicago’s own Karen Becker talking about the benefits of coconut oil. 


Lastly we added a high quality little super seed known as black Chia (gluten free). It is non-allergenic. Chia seeds are an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron, and zinc. They contain more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. They even trump salmon by having triple or more Omega-3 fatty acids!

Omega-3 is important to balance out Omega-6 fatty acids and promotes healthy: cells, immune system, skin and coat, joints, brain development and maintenance, eye development and maintenance and growth.” 

We want to thank our monthly subscribers for allowing us to create unique treat experiences for many pups. This special treat has been receiving great feedback! Stay tuned to find out how we are bringing it to more than our monthly subscribers. 

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Pets at Paulina - Adoption Event

For the 3rd year Sam and Willy's, a local boutique pet store, located at 3405 N. Paulina is sponsoring our little red cart! Pets at Paulina, taking place on Saturday, May 18th, gathers local merchants to help Chicagoland cats and dogs find new homes. We love to help up our local pups(and cats) in need! We will have our cart stocked with awesome dog ice cream and treats perfect to pick up after you adopt a new best friend.

Drop by Paulina and Roscoe to meet some new furry friends! (and get some dog treats)!


Frozen Ice Cubed Treats

Ingredients

1/2 C Peanut Butter

1 C Yogurt - plain, low fat

Carob Chips (optional)

*silicone ice cube tray

Prep Time - 10 min

Freeze Time 2 Hours

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1. Mix your peanut butter and yogurt together.

2. Fill the ice cube squares about half full. )We added a carob chip on top, but you can opt to leave them out or add a handful in to the mix.)

3. Pop the them into the freezer and you done! 

Once frozen you can scoop out one or two and serve in a bowl. If your pup has a Kong you can cut the cube in half and it fits right inside.