Can Dogs Eat Colby Jack Cheese? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Generally speaking, it’s best to not feed your dog Colby Jack cheese or any other type of cheese for that matter. The main reason for this is due to the fat and lactose content.

Colby Jack cheese is on the lighter end of the lactose scale so dogs (most are lactose intolerant) are less likely to suffer from gastrointestinal upsets from eating this variety of cheese. Colby Jack cheese, however, does contain a decent amount of fat and calories so dogs may still suffer from issues like diarrhea if they eat too much.

In addition to the fat content, dog owners need to also be wary of the sodium amount that Colby Jack cheese contains. Kraft Colby Jack cheese, for example, contains about 180 mg of sodium per serving. According to the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, dogs that weigh about 33 pounds should consume no more than 100 mg of sodium a day.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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