Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

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Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

Can dogs eat ice cream?

Yes, dogs can eat ice cream.

However, you should moderate the quantity, and make sure your dog is not lactose intolerant.

If you offer a lactose intolerant dog ice cream it can induce:

  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

can dogs eat ice cream

If your dog eats ice cream and presents any of these signs around 30-160 minutes after, then you know that he’s lactose intolerant.

In conclusion, lactose tolerant dogs can eat ice cream as a treat in small amounts.

Remember to make sure to not give your dog ice cream with xylitol, raisins or chocolate.

These components are very poisonous to dogs.

My advice is that you should limit your dog’s consumption of ice cream as much as possible due to the excessive levels of sugar included in it.

Too much ice cream can contribute to the development of dental problems, diabetes, and obesity.

Your dog’s birthday is the perfect time to offer him some sweet and delicious treat.

For example, popsicles and frozen natural yogurt are a good alternative to give your dog a refreshing and yummy treat.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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