Can Cavapoos Eat Cheese? The Solid Truth

This is one of the most frequent questions asked by dog owners these days. The thing is that cheese is not necessarily bad for dogs, just that you may find some dogs to be a bit sensitive to lactose based products and eating cheese may lead to your dog having upset stomach. Apart from that, cheese is known to be high in fat, which may cause your dog to gain weight over a period of time.

If it’s a case where you are trying to help your dog gain a few pounds, then eating cheese is definitely the way to go. But, before you actually introduced your dog to eating cheese, there are several things you need to take into account.

Can Cavapoos Eat Cheese?

The answer is yes and no. So, before feeding your cavapoo cheese it would be best if you consult your veterinarian to learn if it would be a good idea to do so and the amount that is safe based on your dog’s size, breed, and other health factors.

The thing is that we don’t necessarily see the need for cheese in your dog’s diet. Even though giving your dog cheese as a form of treat can be highly appreciated, your dog will not receive much benefits from the protein, vitamin A, fatty acids, and other components that cheese contains.

It’s always best to keep in mind that you can only give your dog a limited amount of cheese because of its high calorie levels, so as you can see there is no real benefit to this product.

Also, when it comes to giving your dog any form of treats, it should only make up 10 percent of the total daily calories, so make sure to be on the safe side when feeding your furry friend.

The Benefits of Cheese

Can Cavapoos Eat Cheese

It is safe to say that cheese is loaded with a lot of nutrients, including protein, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamins A and B12. However, these are beneficial for humans and what is good for us, may not serve well for dogs.

This doesn’t mean that cheese cannot be beneficial for dogs as well. One advantage that comes with cheese is the fact that it can be used as a great training tool. Also, you can even use cheese as a way of masking medicine that you’re having a hard time giving your pup.

Dogs That Should Not Be Fed Cheese

If somehow your dog is already overweight or easy to actually gain weight, then you may want to avoid feeding him/her cheese to eat. Cheese is very well known to be high in fat, which plays a role in your dog calorie intake, and this is definitely not good for all dogs to consume. Though you have the option to choose lower fat cheese, but, we don’t think it would be a good idea to feed cheese to dogs that are already overweight.

Not only that, but you will find some dogs to be lactose intolerant, which means that they are on the sensitive side when it comes to dairy products and eating cheese may cause them to get ill. If your dog is experiencing diarrhea or any form of sickness after eating cheese, they may have some level of lactose intolerance or you may have given them too much cheese to eat.

What Type of Cheese is Safe?

We think cheddar cheese is great for dog’s to eat, even though they are available in multiple forms ranging from mild to strong. You’ll find that some dogs will rather the strong cheddar variants, but it is best to keep in mind that these are known to be the fatties ones due to the fact that they contain the most calories.

You should never feed your cavapoo cheese that contains added ingredients, such as garlic or onion as these products are toxic to dogs, so before feeding them, take the time out to properly check to ensure that the cheese are on the safe side.

Make sure to avoid giving them cheese like brie and camembert, as they tend to be very rich and may lead to your dog having upset stomach.

Alwayne Gray

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