It’s common knowledge that cheese isn’t really good for us. It does taste good, though, and a slice of cheese every now and then doesn’t really cause any irreversible damage to our health, but what about dogs? Is a slice of cheese every now and then okay for dogs as well? Can dogs eat cheese?
Can Dogs Eat Cheese?
It’s complicated! While it’s okay for some dogs to eat cheese and other dairy products, most adult dogs are lactose intolerant and should not be fed cheese or given any other dairy products.
How to Find Out Whether My Dog Is Lactose Intolerant or Not?
Give your dog a small slice of cheese and observe how her body reacts to that. If your dog is lactose intolerant she is likely to show one of the following symptoms: gas, diarrhea, vomiting. It’s also advised to consult with a veterinarian.
My Dog Is Not Lactose Intolerant, Is It Okay to Give Her Cheese?
Yes, if your dog doesn’t have any problem digesting dairy products, it’s okay to give her cheese — in moderation.
Keep in mind, though, that eating a large amount of cheese or other dairy products at once, is likely to still cause problems in your dog’s digestive system. That’s why I would not recommend to give your dog too much cheese or other dairy products at once.
In conclusion, while it’s okay for some dogs to eat cheese, most dogs are lactose intolerant and should not be feed any dairy products at all. If your dog can handle cheese and other dairy products, it’s still not recommended to feed her an excessive amount of cheese or any other dairy products.