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Is Milk Safe for Your Dog? - Dog Treat Mixing Bowl - Issue #48
August 03, 2013

Do Your Homemade Dog Treats
Contain Milk?

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Is Milk Safe for Your
Homemade Dog Treats?

Is milk safe for your dog? This may not be something you've considered, but it should be. So many dog treats and dog treat recipes contain milk, so is it a healthy ingredient for your dog?

The short answer is yes. But, this also depends on your dog.

The reason why people believe that milk, and milk products, aren't safe ingredient for your dog treat recipes, is because so many dogs are lactose intolerant.

Just like people, dogs can become lactose intolerant. Most are not born this way, but it may develop over time.

If you choose to give your dog regular cow's milk you will want to keep a close eye for any lactose intolerant symptoms.

Common Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance:

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • and Vomiting

There are many alternatives to using cow's milk in your dog treat recipes. You could use plain fresh water, low sodium chicken broth, or any of the many non-dairy milks available. For example, you can use soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk.

However, if your dog shows no signs of an intolerance, cow's milk is a healthy ingredient with many nutrients and vitamins that can be added to your homemade dog treats.

Easiest Dog Treat Recipes

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Dog Ice Cream Recipes

Now that you know what, why and when you may want to avoid milk, let's talk about making some tasty dairy free dog ice cream!

Start with two carob favorites, either our Carob Chip or Peanut Butter & Carob Swirl ice cream recipes.

Make all of our frozen dog treat recipes with or without dairy! :) Testimonials

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Thanks for reading. Until next time,

Happy Dog Treat Baking!


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