August 26 is National Dog Day, which celebrates all canines who have become our best friends. Happily, the dog days of summer 一 when Sirius, the dog star, rises in the morning with the sun 一 also occur in August, so it seems the entire month is dedicated to all of the pups that make our lives better each day of the year.
Unfortunately, dogs shouldn’t eat human food on a regular basis, and because there are many foods that dogs should never eat, you may be wondering what you can make that will honor your canine pal and will also be a healthy snack you’ll both love. Joy Cone has the answer.
Joy Cone has a treat that will make every day National Dog Day, and can be served often throughout the month. It’s healthful, delicious, and will keep your dog’s tail waggin’ for the rest of summer and long after autumn leaves start to fall.
What you’ll need:
Pour greek yogurt into bowl. Core and chop apples, ensuring that there are no seeds. Peel and chop bananas into small pieces and chop strawberries. Combine chopped fruits with greek yogurt and stir. Pour back into container and place in freezer until frozen.
When ready to serve, let frozen yogurt sit for five minutes to slightly soften. Scoop into your choice — or, rather, your dog’s choice — of Joy Cones.
*Consult with your veterinarian before feeding to ensure your pet has no pre-existing health issues. Some dogs are lactose intolerant and should not consume yogurt.
Only use unsweetened greek yogurt and check the ingredients list before serving to be certain it doesn’t contain added sugar or the toxic synthetic sweetener xylitol. Xylitol is fatal to dogs and is found in some low-fat, sweetened brands.