Maybe. It depends on the type of yogurt. Some are decidedly healthy for dogs and can boost digestive health, bone and muscle health, and help clear up yeast infections on the skin or in the ears. But some types of yogurt contain added sugar, which undermines the benefits of yogurt, or artificial sugars, which can be dangerous for dogs. Xylitol, for example, is highly toxic.
Note that if your dog is lactose intolerant, you should avoid yogurt for your pet.
Healthy Yogurt for Dogs
Yogurts to Avoid
- Vanilla yogurt
- Flavored yogurt
- Light or diet yogurt
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.