Review: Kool Dogz Ice Cake Maker

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Gus loves chew toys, carrots, spinach, dog treats, and he’s especially fond of ice cubes (or “free treats” as my bro-in-law calls them). Since the pugger enjoys each of these independently, I figured freezing ‘em all into one massive block of ice on a sunny Sunday afternoon would pretty much rock the little dude’s world.

So did Gus finally figure out what to do with that thing?

Pics, video and details after the jump…The short answer: yes.

The Kool Dogz kit is easy to assemble, fill, and use. It comes with a plastic bucket, three-prong stake and metal dish. You simply drop the provided bone-rod into the middle of the bucket, fill with water, and then add in whatever goodies your dog might enjoy.

After freezing the bucket overnight, I placed the stake in the backyard, flipped the bucket upside down on top of the metal plate, and waited a few minutes for the block to unfreeze from the plastic before removing.

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From there, it was up to Gus. He is a lovable dude with no lack of loyalty or good looks. He is, however, not the sharpest little guy. After some prodding, though, he got licking…

As the ice melted, he enjoyed finding the carrots. Then I got bored. Then I forgot to check up on him. As you can see towards the tail end of the video, by the next morning, spinach shreds and two chew toys were left in a puddle of water.

Lesson learned: Gus mainly loves carrots.

So is this thing worth it? Maybe. You could easily freeze treats in your own bucket, then place the block on a trash can lid to keep the ice clean. Still, Kool Dogz sells their kit for $20, which is by no means unreasonable.

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11 Responses to Review: Kool Dogz Ice Cake Maker

  1. LeSinge says:

    Haha, while it didn’t seem all that successful, it was pretty cute. My parent’s dog loves ice cubes as well, I sent them the article. Thanks!

  2. bozozo says:

    You could even play fetch with it, especially if twisted into a long, worm-shape before freezing.
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  3. bozozo says:

    while licking a big block of ice only gets his tongue cold. Research Paper Writing

  4. bozozo says:

    while it didn’t seem all that successful, it was pretty cute.
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  5. muteboy says:

    I tried making ice cubes out of broth for an extra cool meaty treat. They were kind of a hit.

  6. Michiel says:

    Isn’t there a big difference between chewing icecubes and licing a hunk of ice?

    Icecubes provide instant chewiness, coldness and a drink, while licking a big block of ice only gets his tongue cold.

  7. Vanguard3000 says:

    My mum used to soak an old facecloth and freeze it, giving my dog a chewy (but not tooth-breakingly solid) treat. You could even play fetch with it, especially if twisted into a long, worm-shape before freezing.

    For reasons unbeknownst to me, she referred to them as “lobsters”. One of the stranger testaments to her awesome genius.

  8. Dean Putney says:

    “Are those carrots?”
    “There’s carrots in there!”
    “Lookit all that spinach!”
    “Yeah, get in there man!”
    “Look! These are carrots!”
    “It’s your favorite stuff!”

    These were instant memes around my household. That block of ice is bigger than Gus is.

  9. Brandon West says:

    How does a polar bear know what apples is?

  10. MCM says:

    My dogs love frozen carrots…

  11. ryan-t says:

    That’s a cute dog picture. My workplace, a free web dating office has a cute dog like this too.

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