No. Butter is, of course, made from milk, and some dogs are lactose intolerant. Butter is mostly saturated fat and doesn’t offer any health benefits, as some other fatty oils do. If your dog has eaten butter, he should be fine. But avoid giving your dog butter in the future.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has gotten into a box or tub of butter, he’s likely to have a belly ache for a few days and may have a few irregular bowel movements. But any adverse reactions should pass in a day or so.
For More Information
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are healthy or dangerous for dogs to eat, covering everything from grains, fruits, and vegetables. You might also be interested in reading about healthy fats for dogs, including “Can My Dog Eat Fish Oil?” or “Can My Dog Eat Avocado Oil?” or “Can My Dog Eat Coconut Oil?”
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.