Pet Foods

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream enters pet food market

Petfood Industry’s Pet Food Product Database lists two other ice cream treats for dogs.

Iconic superpremium ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s introduced Doggie Delights ice cream for dogs. The ice cream for dogs comes in two flavors, Pontch’s Mix and Rosie’s Batch, sold as individual cups or four-packs. Pontch’s Mix is flavored with peanut butter and pretzel swirls. Pumpkin and mini-swirls flavor Rosie’s Batch. Retailers may stock Doggie Delights with Ben & Jerry’s regular selections or with other frozen pet treats.

Doggie Delights were made with a minimum of dairy ingredients, according to the company’s website. Instead, sunflower oil was used in place of milk or cream. Ben & Jerry’s ice creams for dogs are made from water, sugar, coconut oil, corn syrup, peanuts, sunflower seed paste, canola oil, wheat flour, corn starch, peanut oil, pea protein, salt, lecithin, butteroil, guar gum, locust bean gum, soybean oil, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate and barley malt.

Ben & Jerry’s website launched a FAQ about Doggie Delights. The FAQ addresses questions of lactose intolerance, safety and other issues.

Other ice cream treats for pets

Petfood Industry’s Pet Food Product Database lists two other ice cream treats for dogs.

Pet Specialties Cool Claws

Pet Specialties offers Cool Claws, an ice cream-style treat for cats. The company calls the product a healthy frozen indulgence for cats, and notes that it’s available regionally in grocers’ frozen food aisles.

Nature’s Variety SweetSpots

Nature’s Variety has a line of all-natural ice cream dog treats called SweetSpots. The treats are 98% lactose-free, fortified with whey protein and enriched with live active yogurt cultures to aid in digestive health, according to the company.

Source: Petfood Industry