Yes, It’s okay for dogs to eat a small amount of cheese. It’s common for cheese to be used as a tasty training treat, especially for puppies. But should we be feeding our dogs cheese? The majority of dogs can eat cheese without any issues, and most dogs love it, but also many dogs can be intolerant when consuming cheese. Even for dogs that are able to tolerate cheese, you should feed as a treat and in moderation.
While cheese itself isn’t poisonous or toxic when given to dogs. Be aware that some cheeses do have added ingredients that could cause your dog a problem, such as onion, garlic, herbs or other additions.
Can puppies eat cheese?
- Yes, puppies can eat cheese in small amounts, It’s okay for training purposes and treats
- Dogs with allergy or intolerances that are prone to tummy upsets should NOT be given cheese
- Cheese is also great for hiding a pill or tablet when it’s medication time
- Blue cheese should NOT be given to dogs as the mould contained in it can make them very ill
- Cheese also contains protein, calcium, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins.
Always feed Dogs Cheese in moderation
While cheese can be totally safe to feed to your beloved dog, there are also some important things to remember. Cheese is very high in fat, and overfeeding your dog regularly can often cause weight gain and lead to costly health issues. Even more extreme cases, it could lead to pancreatitis, a very serious and potentially life threatning illness for dogs.
The best way to ensure your dog stays healthy is plenty of regular exercise and feed them a balanced diet. It’s recommended to research what commercial foods are available should your dog have any special dietary needs. Cheese can be given as an occasional treat or training aid in moderation, alongside a healthy diet.
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