Can Maltipoo Drink Milk? Is It Actually Safe?

It might be a case where you are scrolling on the internet and come across a couple of videos with dogs licking a cup of ice cream and you starts to wonder if it’s actually safe for dogs to drink milk. The thing is that all human foods, if dogs tend to consume too much of it, they may actually experience side effects by simply doing so.

It’s not that milk is bad for maltipoo, but you may find that some of them are actually allergic to diary products or intolerant of milk and milk products. It can be quite difficult to tell if your dog is allergic to it unless they consume it.

In this article, we are going to explain everything you need to know about maltipoo drinking milk and whether it is safe for them to actually do so.

Can Maltipoo Drink Milk?

The thing is that dogs ability to drink milk and eat diary products tend to change as they grow older. When it comes to a new born puppy, they tend to have the ability to break down lactose which is known to be a sugar in milk.

This is the main reason why puppies has the opportunity to drink their mother’s without having to worry about experiencing any form of side effects such as upset stomach. The drawback is that once the puppies begins to grow and are no longer dependent on their mother’s milk, they tend to produce lesser lactose.

It’s safe to say that some maltipoos actually produce enough lactose which means that they can have diary in moderation. While, others are able to eat cheese, but are unable to drink milk. There are some that can’t drink any milk or diary products at all.

The good news is that most dogs will be able to drink a small quantity of milk without having any issue. However, if you see any form of signs that your furry friend is lactose intolerant or allergic to diary, then we don’t recommend giving them any milk to drink.

Is Milk Good For Dogs?

Can Maltipoo Drink Milk

What if your dog doesn’t show any signs or symptoms of lactose intolerance whenever they drink milk? Is it a case where it would be safe for them to drink it whenever they want to? Well, there’s no doubt that milk is a good source of nutrients such as protein and calcium. Apart from that, it also has a few important vitamins like D and B12. The biggest downside is the fact that your maltipoo get these from just eating his regular food.

When feeding your maltipoo, moderation is one of the most important factor. Adult dogs should be given plenty of water and just a tablespoon of milk as an occasional treat. It’s safe to say that milk has lots of fat and sugar. Feeding your dog large amount of fat in their diet can lead to them having obesity and even more serious health issues.

When is Milk Bad For Dogs?

The main culprit when it comes to giving your dog milk is the risk of an intolerance response. This can lead to your furry friend having an upset stomach.

Even if it’s a case where your dog doesn’t have a negative reaction after drinking milk, we still don’t think it would be a good idea to feed him you much of it or give him too often. You should always keep an eye on your dogs especially when you introduce them to new food for the first time.

With that being said, if your dog begins to experience a negative reaction after drinking milk, you should consult your veterinarian immediately.

How Much Milk Can Dogs Drink?

When feeding your dog milk make sure to do so in moderation as this is definitely way to go. Make sure your dog isn’t allergic or lactose intolerant. Providing your dog with a tablespoon of milk, a lick of ice cream and a few slices of cheese will definitely be appreciated by your dogs.

With that said, large quantities of milk or any kind of diary products are known to be common dog food allergy, which can lead to different types of side effects. However, if it’s a case where your dog is stealing diary products such as cheese, ice cream, etc then there could be a problem. The reason for this is because it can lead to them having diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach.


When feeding your maltipoos mills you have to be very careful. It’s because a lot of dog’s are very well known to be lactose intolerant to the point where they can’t even taste a spoon of milk. Even if your dog isn’t lactose intolerant they still shouldn’t drink too much or too often either as it can learn to upset stomach and even pancreatitis.

Alwayne Gray

Welcome to my blog! My name is Alwayne, I'm delighted to have you here. I'm a doodle lovers that is passionate about sharing my knowledge with new or experienced doodle parents. Doodle breeds are very well known to be intelligent, loving, hyper and very friendly

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