Gracie sometimes does not drink as much water as she should in this hot weather. She will chew ice cubes but not with great interest unless super thirsty. End result was getting a tad dehydrated. Well....We have an old ice shaver that we got out and now give her a bowl of the shaved ice after walks and active playtime. She LOVES it. Stuff is just like snow and we no longer have to bang on ice to chip it. She did not love the chips we made nearly as much as she loves the "snow" from the ice shaver. We also use the snow to help cool her off by rubbing some on her fur after outside activity.... she likes that too! A similar shaver is just $18 from Amazon. We also are now using it for cocktails and icy drinks for us during these blistering hot days. Now wonder why we put it away in the first place!