We all agree that sometimes, no matter how much we try to stick our dogs to their diets, we can't resist giving them to try our foods. Of course, giving the food from your plate shouldn't become your regular habit or routine. If you want to find out can Frenchies eat cheese and other dairy products, here are the facts that you need to know.
What are the benefits of eating cheese?
On one hand, dairy products can leave dozens of benefits on your dog's body if it eats them in normal amounts. Cheese contains proteins, vitamin A, and calcium that are essential for keeping bones strong. For example, putting a small cup of yogurt on your dog’s dry kibble food, you can help your pooch to get all the essentials probiotics. Probiotics found in yogurt help the dog’s digestive system to keep the balance of good bacteria in its body.
On the other hand, some Frenchies are intolerant to lactose. Therefore, they can’t eat cheese and other dairy products.
Can Frenchies eat cheese every day?
Cheese shouldn’t be included in large amounts into your dog’s diet. They are often high in fat, so their frequent consumption can lead to weight gaining. Since Frenchies are on a higher tendency to suffer from obesity, I recommend you to use cheese only as a treat. Giving cheese occasionally won’t harm your pooch.
What types of cheese your Frenchie shouldn’t eat?
There are some types of cheeses that are not safe for dogs to eat. Some cheeses such as blue cheese and gorgonzola are not advisable to give your pooch because of the stilton and mold included. Many Frenchies can show an allergic reaction to Penicillium Glaucum that blue cheeses contain. Mould found in cheese can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and even seizures in dogs. High-fat cheeses are also difficult to digest and may cause your dog’s stomach upset.
What type of cheeses and dairy products are safe for French bulldogs?
Low-fat cheeses such as mozzarella, cottage cheese, and soft goat cheese present the best picks to use them as occasional treats. There are also cheeses and yogurts that are free of lactose, so they can present the best option to give a dog to eat. When choosing yogurt for your little gremlin, make sure to choose only those free of artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
Do not include milk products that contain spices, onion and garlic because they can cause vomiting and diarrhea in your Frenchie.
How to know if your Frenchie is intolerant to cheese and dairy products?
These products are not advisable to give dogs that already suffer from food allergy. Food allergy in French bulldogs is a response by the body’s immune system to defend itself against a threat.
Lactose intolerance is followed by gasses, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, excessive thirst, and weakness. Your vet will do a physical examination of your Frenchie’s abdomen and in some cases a hydrogen breath test.