Can my dog eat cheddar cheese? Mozzarella?

Old cheeses like Parmesan, cheddar, and Swiss contain very small lactose, and therefore shouldn’t lead as much tummy upset as, say, full-fat mozzarella. It actually relies on your dog, and how much cheese you’re feeding them throughout the day. If you notice that your dog has gas problem after you feed them cheese (believe us, you will know), you may desire to discover an option. If you find that it only happened after they ate that tasty and lovely cheesecake you leave behind on the counter, it may be fine to test out a small chunk of cheddar or another low lactose cheese.

What about cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese is fermented and can be thought to be a lower lactose food. (Though it’s usually combine with additional milk products, so watch carefully to the label on the things you purchase.) Its tasteless flavor makes it perfect food for dogs rebounding from a sick tummy. Plus, it’s high in protein and calcium. It’s also high in calories and fat, so share economically or avoid feeding cottage or any type of cheese if your dog is overweight.

Most dogs can eat cheese. Should they?

Although cheese can be a healthy, protein-packed treat which include Vitamin A, Vitamin B-complex, and necessary fatty acids, it can pile a caloric punch. Prevent overfeeding and attempt to change treats. Things that are generally secure for dogs include plain yogurt and cottage cheese. Despite your dog’s sad doe eyes, you certainly understand what’s best. Still, be sure to verify your dog can handle even little amounts of dairy before giving him or her cheesy treats.

Cheese, dogs, and medicine

Have a fussy dog that didn’t take his medicine? Cheese is largely appreciated as a way to disguise medications, excluding antibiotics. As like humans, dogs find cheese irresistible, making it a fail-safe process of consumption.

Additionally, mixing cooked white rice and even parts cottage cheese with each other can help your dog recover from a sensitive tummy. Cheese can also be useful to liven up medication food if your dog isn’t displaying interest. (Please check with your vet to make sure this is a good idea. Some medication diets depend on strict compliance to work.)

Serving suggestions

How much cheese should you feed your dog? The answer, obviously, depends on the size and weight of your dog, how well your dog’s deal with cheese, and their overall nutritional requirement.

Some ideas are:

  1. Small piece of cheddar or mozzarella can be useful when as an occasional reward or training.
  2. Add a tiny cottage cheese to your dog’s regular food.
  3. Feed a little portion of cottage cheese on its own as an occasional treat.
  4. When giving non-antibiotic pills, use just good amount of cheese to cover the pill.

    Treats are implying as an occasional food. Follow moderation when giving your pup dairy items.

The takeaway

    Yes, your dog can eat cheese, including mozzarella, cheddar, and cottage cheese.

    We know cheese is as fattening as it is tasty, moderation is only key.

    Make sure that your dog is not lactose intolerant before you start feeding cheese as treats.

    Cheese is great to hide pills in, but not antibiotics!

Necessarily, as long as you’re accountable in your cheese rendering, you should be good as gold.

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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.