Now that summer is here and temperatures are starting to soar, many of us are trying to come up with ways to stay cool. It’s hard enough for humans to get comfortable in the heat, but your dog might have an even tougher time with all that fur. Since 44% of U.S. families have at least one dog (there are over 75 million pet dogs in the U.S.), you’re probably just as concerned with their well-being as you are with your own. Fear not: your pup can cool down with something yummy from the frozen foods section of your local grocery store.
When outdoor temps are unbearable, a nice swim can do wonders. While 37% of U.S. adults can’t swim farther than the length of a standard pool, pups are built to do the doggy paddle. But if you don’t have a swimming pool or access to a body of water, there are other ways to ensure your pet can chill out. When it comes time to reward yourself with an after-dinner frozen treat, you can grab one for your dog, too — as long as you make sure it’s made especially for them.
Most U.S. households have at least one pet, and the majority of pet owners know that regular ice cream and frozen treats can wreak havoc on their furry friends’ tummies. But popular grocery store chain Aldi has a solution. They’ve created new frozen treat products under their Heart to Tail brand. Each package, which looks like doggo Dixie Cups, contains four treats with two of each flavor. Aside from the “original” flavor, there’s also a bacon and cheese blend that your dog will presumably love. Plus, these products are free of preservatives, are gluten-free, and cost only $3 a box. Clearly, keeping your pup comfortable can be an affordable and delicious errand.
That said, you won’t want to dilly dally. Since these frozen treats are part of the “Aldi’s Finds” category, that means they’re a limited release. If you find them at your local store, you may want to stock up so that your pup can enjoy their own ice creams throughout the rest of the summer months and beyond.
Of course, you can always make your own dog-friendly ice cream at home. But if you’re not a DIY kind of pet owner and would rather have something convenient on-hand, you may want to make the extra trip and scour the frozen section so that your good boy (or girl) can be instantly rewarded this season.