Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Product Review: Frosty Paws

A ways back, we won the Frosty Paws giveaway from Life with Desmond. I cashed in one of the coupons awhile ago as well, but since it had been cold and rainy still, I didn't give any of it to Elka right away. Not that she really has the warm weather + ice cream correlation in her mind, but it's in my mind, and I'm the one who opens the freezer.

We had a (still rare!) warm day, and so I busted out the Frosty Paws for Elka to try.

It looks remarkably like regular ice cream. I didn't taste it to see.

It's doggie junk food, I know, but a treat is a treat. Here are the ingredients, should you be interested:

Water, Dried Whey, Soy Flour, Animal Fat (Preserved with BHA and BHT), Dried Whey Product, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Vegetable Fat, Soy Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mono-Diglycerides, Carboxymethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 60
Elka needed no hints regarding what she should be doing with the Frosty Paws.

She licked it happily and vigorously. She started out standing, but after not very much time, she settled in for the long haul.

By "long haul" I of course mean something like five to ten minutes. Frosty Paws is not a snack that buys you all that much time. Depending on your dog, you'll also want to remove the little paper cup as soon as it's empty, or it will also get chewed up and swallowed. Elka would be inclined to tear it apart, which is its own mess, but I removed it before then.

Really, Elka rarely meets a treat she doesn't like. She was happy and enthusiastic about Frosty Paws, though, and though she's used to licking peanut butter out of a Kong, the novelty of the paper cup and frozen "ice cream" was a good one for her. I'm unlikely to actually purchase more Frosty Paws, but we've got the rest of the box left!


  1. A few years ago, I saw doggy icecream in the freezer at a grocery store. I think it was made by Purina and it might have been Frosty Paws, but they have since taken them off grocery store shelves in Canada. I wonder why. It might be because of the crappy ingredients. Regardless, I wouldn't purchase those either. I'd rather make Audi and Beamer's own frozen treats with yogurt and fruit.

  2. I don't think an occasional junk food treat is terrible for most of us. And Elka eats so well that she probably agrees.

    Honey also likes FrostyPaws. But I'm thinking I should invest in some little containers and maker our own with frozen treats with yogurt and peanut butter.

  3. Gizmo loves Frosty Paws...I see them as an occasional treat that can't hurt but like Pamela I think making my own is coming soon