Yes. Unless your dog is lactose intolerant, plain Greek yogurt is better and safer for dogs than other types of yogurt. It contains more concentrated levels of probiotics (live cultures of bacteria), which do good things for a dog’s gut. Greek yogurt is particularly helpful for dogs taking antibiotics, which kill off some of the good bacteria in a dog’s gut. The probiotics in Greek yogurt also fight yeast infections, which can help dogs with recurring ear or skin infections.
Just be sure to avoid flavored or sweetened Greek yogurt, as dogs don’t need the added sugar.
- Share a few licks of Greek yogurt with your dog when you make your morning smoothie.
- Add a small serving of Greek yogurt on top of your dog’s food.
- If your dog is taking antibiotics, offer him a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt several hours after taking his medicine.
- You can buy probiotics made for canines and serve these instead of Greek yogurt.
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