Maybe. Dogs do not process fat as easily as humans do, so milk should only be served on occasion. Dogs may also be lactose-intolerant; you’ll know if your dog has loose stool or bad gas after consuming dairy, typically.
If your dog isn’t lactose-intolerant, then semi-skimmed milk without added sugar should cause few issues. Don’t allow your pet to drink chocolate milk, of course, since chocolate can be fatally toxic to dogs.
If your dog has any unusual symptoms after drinking milk, talk to your vet about whether your dog could have a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance.
Note that symptoms of lactose intolerance will show up as digestive issues, while a true dairy allergy leads to symptoms like itchy skin, watery eyes, and poor coat quality.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.