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Is it ok to give Milk to my Dog?

Can dogs drink milk?

Pet-parents very often ask if it is ok to give milk to their dogs? We see dogs being fed milk daily- is it ok?

Some dogs may tolerate milk without any issues but it is not recommended to give milk to dogs, especially in large quantities. Dogs are lactose intolerant, which means they lack the necessary enzyme to break down lactose, the sugar found in milk. This can cause digestive upset, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and gas.

If you want to give your dog dairy, it is best to give them lactose-free options, such as plain yogurt. Dairy products should only be given in small amounts and as an occasional treat, as they are high in fat and calories and can contribute to obesity if overfed.

If your dog experiences any digestive issues or other adverse reactions after consuming milk or any other dairy product, it is best to consult with your veterinarian or consult with a nutritionist.


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