Scottish garden centre unveils doggy ice cream to keep dogs cool during heatwave

A Scots garden centre has come up with a great way to cool dogs down during the recent hot weather - by offering them a specially-made doggy ice cream. 

Published 26th Aug 2019
Updated 26 th Aug 2019

The 125ml tubs of the special canine ice cream are proving massively popular at Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock.

Doggy Ice Cream

Luna tucks in. Picture: Norman Macdonald

The ice cream, which has been designed for dogs, contains supplements for helping to keep joints strong, Omega 3 oil for a glossy coat, Vitamin C for the immune system and Curcumin, which is a natural anti inflammatory.

Cardwell bosses started stocking the Scoop’s vanilla ice cream for dogs when they recently decided to allow all pet dogs into the centre – apart from the restaurant and food hall, where guide and hearing dogs are still allowed.

doggy ice cream

Scoop's ice cream. Picture: Norman Macdonald

The centre’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael said: “The weather this weekend has been fantastic.

“But when the sun is so hot we all need something to cool us down.

“Our Patio Restaurant is full of people looking for a refreshing cup of tea or an ice cold soft drink.

“And now we’re allowing pet pooches into the centre we thought we’d provide the dogs with their very own ice cream to keep them cool as well.”

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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