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

Dog owners need to be careful when they give their dog some cheese as a treat. Plain cheese is not considered toxic to dogs but it can pose other health problems if it isn’t given in moderation. The same applies to goat cheese. You may have come across some anecdotal stories that dogs are able to better digest goat cheese but the fact remains that there are still some health risks due to the presence of fat and lactose.

According to Dr. Gourmet, goat milk may contain as much lactose as cow milk so dogs that have a high level of intolerance to lactose will most likely suffer from digestive issues if they were to eat some goat cheese. The fat will add further stress to the dog’s stomach, especially if they have been given too much goat cheese to eat.

100 grams of goat cheese could contain up to 360 calories and 21 grams of fat so it’s important that dogs are only given a small amount as an occasional treat.

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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