A pet supply store in Rome now offers a canine version of a sweet cold treat. The “canine gelato” has been modified from its human version to suit dogs’ tummies. It contains no milk, eggs, or sugar. Dogs can choose from vanilla, rice, or yogurt flavors. With summer temperatures on the rise in Rome, the canine gelato is a fun way to help keep hounds hydrated. And come on, dogs licking food out of these colorful little gelato cups is also just really darn cute.
The gelato is not intended to serve as a substitute for water, which is the best way to keep canines cool in the seasonal heat, but because dogs love treats, why not serve them up a tasty snack? One dog’s human couldn’t help trying some of the canine gelato herself, and she found that it wasn’t bad at all.
The novelty dog food isn’t exactly cheap — each little cup costs $2. Still, it’s an adorable summer idea.
Now that it’s officially summer, how are you and your dog planning to beat the heat?
Via the Washington Post