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