Can Dog Eat Cheese?

Can Dog Eat Cheese?

Dogs can eat cheese and most of them are in love with it!

Cheese is a good treat as a training tool, because dogs cannot resist the aroma and flavour of cheese.

But what are the benefits from cheese and what you should know before handing the cheese to your dog? These are what we are going to talk about today, and hope these information do help!

 

The Benefits Of Cheese

Except for the aroma, cheese is an excellent source of “protein”, “calcium”, “vitamin A”, “essential fatty acids” and “vitamin B-complex”. 

 

It’s a wonderful snack and motivation for dogs, trainers often use it as the treat on training dogs.

 

The benefits cheese contains are plenty, but how do they really benefit your dog? Here are some details you may like to know!



Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for dogs, especially when your dog is still growing. And it plays a vital role that maintains most of the function of dog’s body, such as cell recognition, vision, immune system, reproduction and also helps organs function correctly.

 

Vitamin B-complex will help your dog to improve the health of heart, skin, cell, digestion and prevent him from infections.

 

Things You Need To Know Before Handing The Cheese

Even though cheese is tasty and healthy, you still need to know it is high in fat and if you feed too much to your dog, it can cause weight gain and lead to obesity. 

 

And some cheese will mix with other ingredients that make the flavour more intense, check out the ingredients before feeding, if it contains any food like garlic, onions, leeks, chives, scallions or shallots then you should not feed that cheese to your dog, because they(allium vegetables) are toxic to dogs.

 

What Cheese You Should Choose For Your Dog?

Unlike normal cheese, pick the cheese is “low in fat” will be the best option for your dog!

 

By having low fat cheese, it can efficiently reduce the risk of obesity and make your pup healthier while enjoying it.



Mozzarella, cottage cheese, soft goat cheese are all low fat cheese that you can have for your dog.



Wait… is there only 3 options for your dog?



Definitely not!

 

There’s a lot of types of cheeses are now available in “lite” version that you can choose for dog, but just a little reminder here, when you are choosing this kind of cheese, check out the nutritional information because some reduced-fat cheeses have added extra sodium that will be harmful for your dog.

 

Lactose Intolerance in Dogs

Just like human, dogs may have lactose intolerance and that always feels bad.

Observe your dog closely and see there’s any sign he doesn’t feel good that like diarrhoea, vomiting, lack of appetite, bloating, flatulence. If there’s any sign above, you should not keep feeding cheese to your dog and contact your vet to consult more information.



Before The End...

Here’s a cheese treat that I bet your pup will love it! 👇

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL2gSDrF1EQ

 

Conclusion

And that’s really it! I love cheese so much, and also love to share it with my dog. Sometimes I doubt both of us living lives with Italian souls!

But just always remember control treats in 10% of dog’s daily diet will be the healthiest thing you do for your dog.

P.S. Except for having delicious treats, exercise is also the vital way to make pup live healthy! Check out our Pupdreams Dog Soccer Ball that is the best interactive fetch toy ever!