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Monday, October 27, 2008

Spanish Ice Cream - for Dogs, an English-language website about Spain, ran this article recently:

A company in Málaga is gearing up for the pre-Christmas launch of its first product - ice-cream for dogs.

Available in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, cream and ham, the product is the first of its type especially developed with dogs in mind.

Technical director, Miguel López, explained that, owing to the facts that dogs, especially adults, find it difficult to digest lactose, this has been mixed with the enzyme, lactase, which reduces lactose intolerance levels (which are 200 times higher in dogs than in humans) by 99%, thus making it "totally suitable for animals."

Mr López also explained that the artificial sweetener, maltitol, has been used instead of sugar to keep the calories down.

Price at around €3 euros for a half-litre

Notice anything odd about this article? The name of the company isn't mentioned. It's not in the part of the article I didn't quote. I can't find it on a Google search with any set of key words. I hope some Spanish reader discovers it and posts a comment to share it with the world.

If you live in the U.S., BTW, you're already able to buy ice cream for your dog. I wrote about Frosty Paws, maker of Ice Cream Sandwiches for Dogs way back in 2006.

Doesn't way back in 2006 seem like a weird thing to read?

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