Pet-lover dishes frozen yogurt for dogs from Yappy Treats cart
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Yappy Treats owner Laura Diaz with her spokesdog.

In the dog days of summer, even four-legged friends need a cool treat.

Laura Diaz’ frozen yogurt for dogs, Yappy Treats, is a hit among pampered pups.

“I’m of the thought that if I can’t eat it, my dog shouldn’t eat it,” said Diaz, who makes the sweet treats herself, from locally sourced Greek yogurt.

“It’s packed with probiotics, which are excellent for dogs as well as humans,” she explained to the Daily News. “It helps the digestive system and is excellent for their skin and coat.”


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Manhattanite Bella slurpped up some chicken-plaintain frozen yogurt on Sunday.

Diaz, 43, dishes zany flavors like peanut-butter-banana-carob, chicken-plantain and tuna-carrot from a cart every weekend, either in Central Park or the Riverside Dog Park. continues on New York Daily News

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How to keep your pets calm , safe over July 4th holiday
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by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Every year around Independence Day, animal shelters fill up with pets that have strayed from home after being spooked by the loud bangs of fireworks. Terrified animals can run for miles, trying to escape the noise.
“Pets don’t understand what the noise is all about, and they can get frightened very easily,” said Dr. Gene Mueller, RASKC Manager. “In addition, their hearing is far more sensitive than ours, so loud noises have an even bigger impact on our pets.”
Here’s a helpful checklist for pet owners to reduce the chances of their pets running away during the loud festivities. Check out the tips below:

  •  Keep your pet secured indoors in the quietest room of your home while fireworks are being set off. You can also use soothing music or television as a distraction. Some pets will stay calmer when placed in a secure crate in a darkened, quiet room.
  •  If your pet is normally kept outside, bring them inside or put them in a garage or basement while fireworks are going off.
  •  Make sure your pet has at…………… continues on WHAS (subscription)

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