Can Dogs Have Cheese?

The answer is YES, but not all cheeses aregood/healthy for dogs.

Which cheese is good for my dog?

It depends on your dog. Cheese is rich in amino acids, protein, fatty acids,vitamins and minerals, but not all cheeses havethe same nutritional benefits – some arehealthier than others. If your dog is lactose intolerant, especially if it is severe, you want to stay away from feeding cheese,or try cheese made from raw or A2 milk. For first-timers, start slowly and monitor.Give cheese in moderation.

Here are some helpful tips when choosing cheese for your dog

Low in Salt
Swiss cheese, Cottage cheese, Ricotta

High in Calcium
Swiss cheese, Mozzarella,Feta (also rich in phosphorus),Cheddar cheese (also rich in vitamin K)

High in Protein
Swiss cheese, Goat’s cheese, Mozzarella,Cottage cheese (also rich in vitamin B12)

Low in Fat & Calories
Cottage cheese,Ricotta (also rich in whey protein)

Low in Lactose
Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan, Gouda

For Gut Health
Mozzarella, Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese,Cottage cheese, Goat’s cheese (also rich in vitamin A)

Source: FoodData Central

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