The Bear & The Rat Serve Up Cool Treats For Hot Dogs

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
When the temperature goes up, let your dog cool off with a cool treat from The Bear & The Rat

Cool dogs deserve cool treats, free of wheat, corn and gluten. And this summer, your dog will want to wrap his paws and his tongue around The Bear & The Rat Cool Treats For Dogs.

The Bear and The Rat in question aren’t really what the name implies – they are the nicknames of the co-owner’s dogs (otherwise known as Quimby Fosse and Laika Ignatius). Meg Hanceford Meyer and Matt Mayer, the brains behind The Bear & The Rat, are based out of Denver, CO and are passionate about making a frozen dog treat that’s not only delectable but benefits a canine’s digestion as well. Before this product hit the freezer shelves, Meg and Matt worked with an animal nutritionist and holistic veterinarian to make sure that their treat was good enough to serve your dog.

You may have heard of them before – they made an appearance on the ABC show, Shark Tank. Although they’re a relatively new company, they’ve already made more than a few fans and dogs everywhere are begging for a taste of these creamy treats.

Made in a real ice cream factory, The Bear & The Rat frozen yogurt treats come in four tail-wagging flavors: Bacon Peanut Barker, Banana Peanut Barker, Choc ‘O’ Not (Carob) and Pumpkin. Packed with probiotics (3 billion to be exact), your dog’s digestion and immune health is given a boost, while the organic and natural ingredients let you feel good about giving your dog this treat.

Here are a few things these treats do have:

  • Nonfat yogurt
  • Bacon
  • Water
  • Organic rice maltodextrin
  • Peanut butter (peanuts
  • Guar & Locust bean gums

And here’s what it doesn’t have:

  • No added sugar
  • No wheat
  • No corn or soy
  • No gluten
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial flavors
  • No artificial preservatives

The Bear & The Rat Cool Treats For Dogs are available in a 16 oz pint, single serve 4-packs and 3.5 oz cups. Starting this spring, The Bear & The Rat will be available in independent pet retailers on the West Coast (CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, AZ, WY, CO, NM), in the Midwest (KS, OK, TX, MO), Chicago and the Northeast (PA, NY, NJ, VT, ME, MA and NH). Look for more stores and states to be added soon!

You can learn more about this yummy treat at

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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