Feeding dogs yogurt has it's pros and cons. Awareness of the ingredients in your dog's yogurt is so darned important!
Furthermore, understanding that your furry pal's digestive system is different than ours explains why moderation is the key...
I believe this applies to all “human food” I might decide to feed my Nimble doggy.
There's many reasons why doggy parents feed their dog yogurt...
Just think'in... do you have a hot, healthy and safe yogurt (or other) home made doggy treat recipe? Please click here to share it with us. Or, you may leave it in the comments section below. Thanks.
This tasty gourmet dog treat isn't the cheapest of dog vittles. However, you get what you pay for.
Be aware of dog food intolerance symptoms to one or more of the ingredients in yogurt. If you feel unsure about serving your furry pal yogurt, contact your veterinarian for advice. Mother nature designed our companions' digestive systems to consume a healthy dog food diet different from ours. However, there are some similarities!
Planning to spice up your dog's yogurt with other good dog food ingredients? Check out this website to make sure they're safe!
Yogurt is pasteurized. I'm not saying this is bad... but if you think you're feeding raw food to dogs, you're not! Pasteurization compromises some of the nutrients, just like in other dog food and dog treats.
Feeding dogs yogurt, like other human foods, tends to stick to your pal's teeth. This creates an environment for bacteria, resulting in poor dog dental hygiene. Read our pages about keeping your pooch's teeth healthy...
We're big fans of proper food combining. If you're feeding your dog a small amount of yogurt as an occasional favorite dog treat, I wouldn't worry too much. However...
Are you feeding your dog larger amounts more frequently due to it's nutritional qualities? If so, make sure your dog eats safe healthy dog food that's compatible with this tasty treat. Improper food mixing results in poor digestion! This food combining chart clearly illustrates proper food combinations for yogurt and other foods as well.
Because of our differences in “design”... yogurt as well as other human foods/treats should be fed in moderation. This includes our list of healthy home made dog treats. "Click here to check 'em out... arf!"...Nimble.
It's ok to feed your canine fruits and veggies... here's how.
Yogurt contains friendly bacteria (probiotics) that makes for a happy environment in your pooch's (and your) digestive tract. A healthy supply of these live cultures helps with...
These are just a few benefits. Actually, your dog's body as a whole (overall performance) will be enhanced!
Probiotics are found in most dog yogurt brands. Some brands may not contain them. Read the label carefully... it should tell you. Look for language such as: “Live active cultures are included.”
Are you frequently feeding your dog yogurt to make sure she gets plenty of friendly bacteria? More than occasional snack? If so, use probiotics as a dog nutrition supplement instead. Don't over-do it!
Do a little research to make sure your probiotics are from a reputable, health oriented manufacturer. Also, a prebiotic is a good addition to the formula (but not an absolute must). Prebiotics provide food for the probiotics.
Here's Nimble's list of the good, the bad and the ugly...
Xylitol is just one of many...
Keep in mind... all unhealthy ingredients are bad for your dog. It takes longer for most to rear their ugly heads... manifesting as dog diseases in your furry companion's body. Because of this, it's harder to point a finger at the culprits, unlike xylitol.
Nimble and I aren't going to make a long, lengthy list of bad ingredients and yogurt pros and cons...
And we'll skip the same old boring dog food ingredients analysis!
Follow Nimble's advice... “Feed your dog yogurt in moderation and only buy plain and organic.” How can you go wrong?
Because of it's availability, there's no reason to buy otherwise!
...as an occasional dog snack is ok. The same applies to other “human made” treats.
If you over-do it... it's good to be familiar with different dog food reactions.
Making dog yogurt treats are refreshing doggy vittles. Just make sure you feed plain, organic yogurt. Low fat is best.
Thinking about feeding yogurt regularly to meet other nutritional needs?
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