Tens of thousands of people a month search Google asking, “can dogs eat dairy”. As far as dairy and dogs are concerned…it’s complicated. Some dogs can tolerate milk straight out of the carton. Others become violently ill having even a small amount of dairy due to lactose intolerance.
To further complicate matters, some dairy, such as cheddar cheese, is ok for dogs that can tolerate lactose. Other dairies, such as blue cheese, should be avoided altogether.
Below we’ve compiled the answers to the top 30 Google searches regarding dogs and dairy. In addition to researching what dairy dogs can and can’t eat, we’ve also written blog posts answering…
A note on the answers below — when the answer is:
- No – That means that the food is harmful or toxic to dogs.
- Yes – That doesn’t mean you should feed your dog a diet exclusively of that food. Only that it is safe for dogs to consume, just not as its main food source.
- A little bit – That means that if your pup snuck some of this food off of your plate, or ate it before you realized it, it should be ok in small quantities. You shouldn’t make it a habit of feeding dogs these foods regularly.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s find out what dairy your pup can and can’t eat.
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