Thursday, August 11, 2011

Comparison of 3 Different Frozen Treats for Dogs

After our walk in the hot sun, I decided to treat Kelly to my favorite summer food, ice cream! Or, more specifically, Frost Paws frozen treat for dogs.










































As you can see, Kelly loved her treat! But, what exactly is in Frosty Paws? Is it fattening? Are there any options? I did a little research, and here is a comparison of 3 different frozen treats for dogs available at your supermarket.

1. Frosty Paws

The first 5 ingredients:
Water
whey
soy flour
coconut oil
whey protein

The rest of the ingredients appear to be vitamins and preservatives. There were an awful lot of those multisyllabic words that I'm not really sure what exactly they are.

Calories: 128 calories per serving



2. Yoghund

The first 5 Ingredients:
Organic nonfat yogurt
water
organic banana puree
organic peanut butter
organic inulin

There were only 2 other ingredients listed, both organic.

Calories: 98 calories per serving
Other Yoghund flavors include organic blueberry and vanilla bean, natural apple and cheddar, papaya and peanut butter. These ranged from 34- 62 calories per serving.


3. Nature's Variety Sweet Spots

The first 5 Ingredients:
Buttermilk
Sweet potatoes
Molasses
Whey Protein
Egg Yolks
There were 2 other ingredients, both of which sounded like real food.

Calories: 95 per serving

Do your dogs enjoy frozen treats? Have you tried these products? Are they easily located in your grocery store? Do you think they are worth the price?

13 comments:

Gloria said...

We will look for the last two, they sound better!

Maggie said...

My guys love Frosty Paws. I got them as the occasional summer treat, but I wasn't excited about the ingredient list. I started making my own version for them. However, I haven't come across the other two you recommended, but I'm going to look for them now!

Bocci said...

Thanks for this very informative round-up of frozen canine treats.
P.S. Love that Wordless Wednesday photo!

Corbin said...

Mom has only see Frosty Paws... but I've never gotten one. I usually tag along on their ice cream trips and get the real stuff.
-Corbin

Benny and Lily said...

That stuff rocks
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We have only send the first one here. Holly loves them. I don't get them very often though because of the price! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Hanna at Dog Products said...

Hi Peggy,

I have never tried these particular products but after long walks on summer days, I treat my dogs to plain water ice cubes or flavored with a pureed banana or peanut butter, all of which I make at home.

They seem to be perfectly happy with this one or two ingredient treat that is a whole lot lower in calories than the store bought ones and much cheaper too. I actually believe that it’s the cold on their tongues that they enjoy and any flavor that’s added is superfluous.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm amazed they make even one!

road-dog-tales said...

We're kinda partial to little tastes of Dad's Haagen-Dazs but we're not opposed to trying those last two - they sound yummy!
It's so hot here ANYTHING cold sounds good. We might fill up a wading pool with the stuff and lay in it!

The Road Dogs

Miss Kodee said...

The second one looks great.. EEK at the first, no no no. But I am a mean Mom, only banana, blueberries and veggie bits for my dogs as snacks. Could be because Canada never gets the variety of pet products!

Kolchak Puggle said...

That second treat looks awesome! I would love to try those. Sadly the grocery stores up here in Canada don't seem to carry them, so the Mama has to make us our own! We will have to look for that yummy organic treat when we go to the states. 98 calories is an awful lot for little old be, but maybe Fe and I could split one!

She wouldn't let us have the first one though, soy is a BIG no no in her books, since it is one of the three most common allergens in dogs, and there is some debate in the nutrition community as to whether they digest it properly (soy fed pups are often GASSY!)

Karen Friesecke said...

Jersey has tried the Frosty Paws and liked it. Kijiji was giving them away for free at Woofstock on year.

What surprises me is the calorie content of these treats! 128 cal/serving of Frosty Paws is a lot for small to medium sized dogs.

youdidwhatwithyourweiner.com said...

We haven't tried frosty paws but we had a weiner dog barbecue with Yoghund. See the fun http://wp.me/p1dK4X-in

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