Can dogs eat mozzarella? You might have wondered if there’s something you could share with your dog while shredding up some mozzarella to add to a homemade pizza or caprese salad. If humans can eat mozzarella, can dogs eat it safely?
There is no short yes or no answer whether dogs can safely eat mozzarella cheese. It is not technically toxic to dogs, unlike blue cheese, which should generally be avoided. But mozzarella cheese can upset lactose-intolerant dogs.
Although mozzarella is lower in fat than some other cheeses, it really shouldn’t be used more than as a treat for your dog.
As always, You must ask your GP before sharing human food with your canine pal. Here’s what you need to know about mozzarella cheese and dogs.
When is mozzarella cheese okay for dogs?
Mozzarella cheese is not technically toxic to dogs. It can also be less fat than some other cheeses. When it comes to nutritional benefits, mozzarella can provide good amounts of vitamins A and B, as well as calcium and protein.
As a treat, mozzarella can also be a useful and effective way to administer medication and pills to your dog. although it is not recommended for antibiotics. Consult your veterinarian on the best way to hide medication in pieces of cheese.
When it comes to determining a safe amount of mozzarella to feed your dog, the answer really depends on a number of individual factors, such as your dog’s age, weight, and overall health.
Your veterinarian can help you formulate safe guidelines for your dog.
When is mozzarella cheese bad for dogs?
While mozzarella may have a lower lactose content than other cheeses, it’s still not a good choice for dogs showing signs of lactose intolerance.
The health benefits that mozzarella cheese can offer your dog are also outweighed by its fat content. Eating too much fatty food can increase your dog’s risk of developing canine obesity, which in turn can lead to a whole host of other associated medical problems.
So feel free to feed your dog mozzarella cheese as an occasional treat, but keep it on the menu moderation.
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