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Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: Dogs are allowed to eat cheese as long as they don’t display symptoms of lactose intolerance. Before regularly giving him these cheesy treats, let him nibble a small piece and observe how his body reacts to it. If he becomes gassy, vomits, or has the runs, it may be a sign that your pet cannot digest lactose properly.

How to feed cheese to your dog: Go for cheese varieties that are low in fat such as mozzarella, goat cheese, and cottage cheese (known for being lighter and easier to digest). This way, you also lower the risk of obesity in your dog. When choosing the right cheese for your pet, check the label and make sure it doesn’t contain herbs such as onions, chives, and garlic which are extremely harmful to dogs.

Here are three ideas for cheesy treats your dog will love:

  1. Increase his daily protein and calcium intake by grating some cheese over your dog’s meal.
  2. Shredded cheese, peanut butter, oats, and water are all the ingredients you’ll need to create this baked treat!
  3. Chop or shred some cheese, place them in an ice cube tray, and add low-sodium broth for a frozen savory surprise.

In summary: Cheese can be an enjoyable everyday treat for your dog, as long as he isn’t lactose tolerant. The protein, calcium, vitamins, and essential fatty acids in cheese also make it a great reward for dogs during training.

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Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

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