Can dogs eat cheese?
While cheese can be safe to feed to your dog, there are some things to remember. Cheese is high in fat, and feeding too much to your dog regularly can cause weight gain and lead to obesity. Even more problematic, it could lead to pancreatitis, a serious and potentially fatal illness in dogs.
How much cheese is OK for dogs?"Your dog should get no more than a few small bites of cheese each day," Robinson says. This will depend on your dog's lactose tolerance and size, of course. She continues, "Some dogs cannot handle cheese at all. Larger dogs can handle a little more, and small dogs can handle less."
Is cheese bad for dogs to eat?Don't worry—cheese is not toxic and is completely fine for most pups. However, some dogs can be lactose intolerant, meaning their body does not react well to dairy products. But even if your dog isn't lactose intolerant, it's still a good idea to keep their cheese consumption to a minimum.
Is cheddar cheese safe for dogs?Cheeses with naturally lower fat and salt contents are ideal for feeding your dog, as are any cheese which feature lower lactose concentrations. Mozzarella, cottage cheese, swiss cheese and cheddar are all amongst the better cheeses to feed your dogs, though still should only be fed in moderation.
What foods are toxic to dogs?
We've highlighted some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals:
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Apple seeds.
- Apricot pits.
- Cherry pits.
- Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)