Taking dog out for ice cream?

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Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby IloveBlu » Fri May 21, 2010 9:10 am

Will vanilla soft serve from Dairy Queen upset his stomach? I see people do it all the time, but have never done it myself...

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby FransterDoo » Fri May 21, 2010 10:06 am

Have you fed any dairy before and what amounts? That can help you determin how his system does with dairy products.

Personally, I'd give it a go. Get the smallest size they offer and hang out at home the rest of the evening and watch for any signs that it will result in bad poops.

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby Chasesmom » Fri May 21, 2010 10:27 am

Chase can pretty much handle eating everything except for chicken liver, beef liver, etc. He LOVES ice cream and frozen yogurt (peanut butter flavor!). I'd give it a shot as well.

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby pumpkinpunk » Fri May 21, 2010 10:50 am

My dogs favorite treat is ice cream. My better half works at an ice cream parlor so our walk use to consist of a spoon full of ice cream in the morning. (then I moved far away from his work and the dogs are bummed on morning walks now)

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby Rachel&Halo » Fri May 21, 2010 12:10 pm

A limited amount shouldn't upset his stomach, but I'm no expert.

I've given Halo a bite of my vanilla cone from Sonic/McD's. When I'm eating a pint of Blue Bell Neopolitan or Strawberry Vanilla ice cream, I let her lick the spoon and lid (only the vanilla parts).

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby IloveBlu » Fri May 21, 2010 12:12 pm

He gets frozen plain yogurt in his kong daily when I leave for work (damn separation anxiety). Sometimes I mix peanut butter in with the yogurt too if I'm feeling extra generous. No problems, ever. That's why I thought it would be okay.

Cheese on the other hand, yikes. Which is weird, they're both from milk, right?

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby spammie » Fri May 21, 2010 4:29 pm

My boy loves the free pup cups from DQ..just the right size :thumbsup:

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri May 21, 2010 5:43 pm

Dogs/cats are lactose intolerant, so watch for stomach upset.

Otherwise its no worse for him than it is for you... watch those calories!!!

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby BigBadPibbul » Fri May 21, 2010 8:01 pm

When we were living in the apartment the dogs would hear the ice cream truck a mile away. I would wait till they were all bouncing off all four walls and take Turbo, Stormy, and Tank down to the parking lot to wait for the truck to get there. They would all sit nicely at the edge of the sidewalk waiting patiently.
The boys and I got the sno-cones and Stormy would get a strawberry ice cream bar.
It got to a point that the ice cream truck people knew exactly what we would have and they had it ready the second the truck came to a stop.
The little old Korean lady that drove the truck was in love with Tank, on the days when I didn't have pocket money to buy ice cream for the dogs she would get a hair on a sno-cone or drop part of it on the ground "on accident" so that Tank could have his goodies anyway.

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby Rachel&Halo » Sat May 22, 2010 1:25 am

Very cute story BigBadPibbul! :)

Cheese, milk yep all dairy. I resist the temptation to give Halo cheese when I'm eating a salad. I'm afraid she'll get the runs. I wonder if lactaid pills are safe for dogs? I wouldn't give it to my own dog, but it was just a thought.

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby BigBadPibbul » Sat May 22, 2010 1:09 pm

Give my dogs cheese and they don't poop... But I've given all of my dogs cheese since they were tiny, maybe that's why it binds them up like it does people :huh?:

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby loye » Sat May 22, 2010 1:17 pm

I've always given my dogs a little bit of ice cream, Monty hasn't gotten any yet, but now that it's nice it's on our to-do list. We are only a cpl blocks from a DQ. We also have a local ice cream shop that has 'doggie sundays' its a bowl w/ a very small portion of ice cream and dog biscuits around it :) its fun!

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Re: Taking dog out for ice cream?

Postby Jazzy » Sun May 23, 2010 5:10 pm

Veronica and I usually split a maple walnut...without incident. :))

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