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Fact: I’m a dog lover and I probably like dogs more than people. It’s harsh, but it’s true. I love all dogs, but Dobermans have left their paw prints on my heart. I had two Dobermans while growing up named Sasha and Chanel, and I feel a special bond with the breed.
When my boyfriend and I were ready to get a dog a few years ago, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted a Doberman. We adopted Gia (who is Chanel’s niece) and loved her company so much, that a year later we got our second Doberman named Diesel.
It’s amazing how much personality dogs have, even if they are the same breed. Gia is a very sweet and affectionate gal, while Diesel a free-spirited, high-strung boy. While they are both individuals, both of my fur babies are very loyal, intelligent, and high-energy.
To keep my dogs happy and healthy, I feed them IAMS dry dog food. Their pet foods offer a well-balanced diet, in a variety of formulas for all the stages of a dog’s life. I personally like the dry food because it promotes oral health, for healthy teeth and gums. In addition to having beautiful teeth, both of my dogs have brilliant coats, and high levels of energy.
My dogs love to play and their favorite playground is our neighborhood dog park. The park is a great place for them to explore and burn off some of the energy that they have stored, while socializing with other dogs. After an epic play session, my dogs are exhausted and are ready to cool down.
With the summer sizzle starting to rise, I came up with a cool way for my dogs to beat the heat—doggie ice cream!
I got the idea to make homemade dog ice cream for my pups during one of my weekly trips to Target. I had gone to Target to pick up sunglasses, human ice cream, and IAMS dog food, but ended up with a cart full of goodies for the dogs and me. Since the dogs are always trying to eat our ice cream, I figured I would make a dog-friendly version for them to enjoy too!
Homemade Dog Ice cream Recipe
Serving Size: 4 pops
1 Cup of Plain Non-fat Yogurt (Make sure it doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners, especially Xylitol, which toxic to pets. )
¼ Cup of IAMS Dry Dog Food
1 Medium Banana
3 Tablespoons of Creamy Peanut Butter (Again, make sure it doesn’t include artificial sweeteners.)
Ice Pop Mold
1. Place 1 cup of IAMS dry dog food in the processor and process until it’s grounded into a grounded into a crumbled consistency.
2. Chop the banana into small pieces.
I have to admit, for being such a loyal Target shopper; I had never used the Cartwheel app. I have been seriously missing out for so long. Now that I have the app, I was able to get coupons for most of the items that I purchased for this recipe, including the IAMS dogs food. If you are picking up IAMS pet food on your next Target trip, here are some Cartwheel that you can use:
• 10% off IAMS dog food (includes both wet & dry) (Expires 7/25)
• 10% off IAMS cat dry food (Expires 7/11)
• 5% off IAMS wet cat food (Expires 7/11)
Have you created any fun recipes for your dog using IAMS dog food? Do you have any ideas for a dog treat recipe that you can shop for next time you visit Target? Share them below!