Can Dogs Eat Yogurt? - The Truth About Yogurt And Dogs
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We can never be too careful about the food that we give to our dogs. After all, food is directly related to health. What we give to our dogs can affect his growth and development. There are also some human food that we should never give to your dogs because they can cause health issues and, in extreme cases, even death. Can dogs eat yogurt? This is a question asked by many dog owners. Yogurt is known as a healthy food for humans this is because it contains live microorganism that can support digestion. But how about for dogs? Is yogurt also healthy for dogs?

Lactose intolerance

The answer to that question is a yes. It is OK for dogs to eat yogurt. But you must also be observant. Like human, there are also dogs that are lactose intolerant. Since yogurt is a dairy product and thus contains lactose, it may cause some problems to some dogs. What you can do is to give your dog a small quantity first to check if he is lactose intolerant or not. If he experiences problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, etc. then it is quite possible that he cannot tolerate lactose. If that is the case, then you should refrain from, giving him yogurt and other dairy products. If your dog turns out fine though after giving him yogurt, then you can continue giving him yogurt without any worries.

Benefits of yogurt

Yogurt offers plenty of benefits for dogs. As mentioned earlier, it contains live microorganisms that can help improve digestion. The live microorganism in yogurt can also boost your dog's immune system. If you notice that your dig is prone to infection and diseases, then maybe giving him yogurt will improve his health. Having a good amount of beneficial microorganism is important for good health. Medications, especially antibiotics can cause an imbalance when it comes to intestinal micro flora. Giving your dig yogurt can easily solve this problem.

What food to avoid

Now that you know that yogurt is safe for your dog, it will be useful for you to know what human food to avoid giving to your four-legged friend. The number one food that you should never give to your dog is chocolate. This is because chocolate contains theobromine that can cause problems animals such as dogs and cats cannot tolerate. Grapes and products made from grapes such as raisins are food items that you should never give to your dog. It is not yet known what really is in grapes that cause problems among dogs but grape poisoning among canines is well documented. The problem with giving grapes to dogs is that you may not see the effects immediately. It is cumulative and may show up over time.

Too much of a good thing...

Now that you know that yogurt is good for dog, you may feel like giving him a ton of it. You should know that anything taken in excess, even if it is healthy, can cause problems.


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