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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I scream for ice cream for dogs

I was a bit jealous when I read on some of my favourite American pet blogs that 'ice cream parties' for dogs take place Across The Pond.

When I SAY 'ice cream', of course,we all know that the real stuff the humans eat is not brilliantly healthy for hounds (A lot of that stuff the humans eat isn't healthy actually. I'm not sure how they keep going sometimes).

Anyway, I was excited to hear when the LOTH came back from Crufts that there is a NEW iced treat being released over HERE for dogs.

Now, before I go any further, this isn't a sponsored blog post, in fact we haven't actually tried this product, I just thought it was a nice story and would make an interesting Tasty Tuesday blog post. We certainly WILL try it once it's on sale in the UK next month.


Billy+Margot™ is the name of the company and it's named after the boss's two dogs. Sadly Billy is no longer with us - but he inspired Marie Sawle to come up with some healthy iced dessert recipes for dogs because of how excited he used to get when he heard the tinkly chimes of the ice cream van.

This is Marie with her own little ice cream delivery bike and a couple of hungry customers.


Billy+Margot™ contains no milk, which can be harmful to dogs. It's mostly made of fruit and vegetable purees. The only sugars are the natural fructose naturally found in the fruit.  Aloe Vera and flax oil have been added to boost the healthy qualities of the product. Flax oil is very good for dog's joints. Many human ice creams are made with palm oil and there’s real concern about the impact of its production on sensitive habitats. Billy+Margot™ is made with coconut oil, which is easy to source but more expensive.

Once it hits the shops in April there will be two flavours - strawberry and apple and apple, banana and carrot.

Once it's on sale we'll give it a try and report back. It's only intended as an occasional treat and it will sell for £2.99 a tub.


21 comments:

Tucker The Crestie said...

Sounds delicious!

Sue said...

My dad's dog Maggie loves carrots, so she'd definitely like that one.

Not sure if Song would be into it, but if she's good, she might get some.

Bouncing Bertie said...

I just love apple. If we ever get a hot day in Aberdeen this summer I would love to try some special doggy apple ice cream. Thanks for telling us about it.
Oh, Gail is saying I'll probably be old and doddery before I experience warm weather in Aberdeen...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

What Remains Now said...

Freedom, Casper and Nikki are big doggy ice cream fans! This sounds delicious.

Stewey said...

Sounds DELISH :)
Stewey

gyeong said...

Looking forward to Winnie's paws-on review.

scotsmad said...

Bet you can't wait. Good thing summer's coming. We'd love to have some of that....but, alas, I don't think it'll get here.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

houndstooth said...

Oh, that sounds so scrumptious! We've been enjoying Frosty Paws and Doggie Sundaes here for a while, and I am so glad you'll finally be able to enjoy some, too!

Bunny

tubby3pug said...

Looks like a great treat for everyone

Urban Hounds

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, we do love ice cream and Dad gives us a tiny bit when he has some, but we would love to have that new product available here too- it sounds healthy AND delicious.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Eileen said...

Hi Winnie,
My Annie loves ice cream too, so I will look out for this for her. I didn't know that milk wasn't good for dogs....we save her some milk from our breakfast cereal every day...will have to do some research !

Love Eileen and Annie

Declan said...

Oddly I'm not that bothered by Ice Cream but Flynn would have killed for it! Still, we'll give it a go! Do you know who's going to stock it? Deccy x

Winnie said...

Deccy: All the UK braches of Dobbies Garden World should be stocking it and some independent pet stores. I suspect more once it catches on. Not many places in the Midlands yet where I am - but Nuneaton and Chesterfield and Peterborough are my nearest places. I'd have to go THERE to eat it so it wouldn't melt!!

Peggy Frezon said...

Looks good! Kelly likes Yoghund which is pretty good! Do you have that?

Roo said...

Winnie that ice cream sounds nommers! Both flavors :P' (that little mark after my tongue is drool ;) Can't wait to hear your review after you get a chance to try it :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

This special ice cream sounds quite Daleicious. We will certainly have to track some down. Thanks for telling us about it Winnie.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Bigdogzola said...

Hiya Winnie - Thanks for the yumyum tip - I'm salivating at the thought of it..my human is too - I might let her have a lick..xx

Kolchak Puggle said...

Very cool! The Mama makes us ice creams at home a lot, but it would be so handy to be able to buy it! You'll have to let us know what you think!

Winnie said...

Peggy: No, we've never heard of Yoghund. I'm beginning to think we UK dogs are severely deprived compared to our transatlantic cousins.

Love and Licks Winnie

Pup Fan said...

Sounds tasty!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Looks inviting to the taste! Hmmmm, yum! I love apples. :D


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