It was so nice last weekend that we got out and spent some time at the dog park. Gretel was zooming around playing with other dogs. Chester even got into the action today. After playing for hours we figured they needed calories and deserved a special treat.
We stopped at Whole Foods on the way home to get something to eat. While I was shopping the freezer section I spotted Yoghund organic frozen yogurt treats for dogs. I was intrigued.
I think we have seen this stuff, or something like it, around at some doggie festivals but I had totally forgotten about it. It’s was only$5 for 4 cups so I thought I would get it for them to try.
There are several flavors like Banana & Peanut Butter, Blueberry and Vanilla and Apple and Cheddar but we picked the Papaya and peanut Butter. This non-fat yogurt has probiotics to aid your dog’s digestion just like regular yogurt does for people.
Chester has eaten ice cubes that have fallen on the floor a few times but that is just because he thought it was real food. I wasn’t sure how they would react to such a cold treat.
I was hoping because they were frozen the treats would last a while. Chester and Gretel licked away for about 5 minutes and they were already half gone. It was funny because Gretel was super intent on eating hers as fast as she could but she was shivering the whole time. Maybe she needs to wear a jacket when she eats these treats 🙂
I put them on a towel on the floor so they wouldn’t slide around as much on our wood floor. I also didn’t know how messy they would be and I didn’t want to clean up a sticky mess afterward.
They weren’t messy for the dogs to eat. They only got half way down in the container before I took them away. Chester and Gretel had no problem getting their little noses into the container but I could see it potentially being difficult for dogs with big, or flat, noses and short tongues.
After further exploring the product website we saw that Yoghund had been reviewed by Phetched.com too.
When all is said and done these treats are a fun novelty and might come in handy if you are hanging outdoors in the heat but we won’t buy them regularly. They just aren’t practical or necessary for us.
What WOULD be a cool use for them though is a summer ice cream social for our Dachshund friends. Ooooooh! Now there is a fun idea………