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Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Whipped cream is commonly made of heavy cream, a natural sweetener (such as sugar, honey, or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. When broken down into its individual components, some whipped cream ingredients cannot be consumed by dogs.  Made from the high fat part of fresh milk, heavy… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

What Kind of Milk Can Cats Have?

Cats and milk go hand in hand… or at least that’s what popular media would like people to believe. Animal experts have revealed that most adult cats are actually lactose intolerant, meaning they are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) found in milk.  So does this mean cats can’t drink milk at all? This… Continue reading What Kind of Milk Can Cats Have?

Can Cats Eat Cheese?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Kittens are born with the capacity to handle lactose, but they lose this ability after weaning. Adult cats are generally lactose intolerant, which means they cannot handle food that contains lactose. Lactose is a natural sugar commonly found in dairy products such as cow’s milk,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cheese?

Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: A by-product of milk, yogurt is created through the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria. Dogs’ bodies do not possess high amounts of the enzyme lactase, making it difficult for them to break down the lactose found in yogurt. As such, yogurt and other milk-based products can give… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: It might be tempting to allow your dog to eat your ice cream on a scorching hot day, but you must limit it to just a few licks. Ice cream is a frozen treat that is made up of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs—ingredients that… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

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… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cheese?