How much cheese is OK for dogs? “Your dog should get no more than a few small bites of cheese each day,” Robinson says. This will depend on your dog’s lactose tolerance and size, of course. She continues, “Some dogs cannot handle cheese at all. Larger dogs can handle a little more, and small dogs can handle less.”
Can I give cheese to my dog everyday? According to the ASPCA, “because pets do not possess significant amounts of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk), milk and other dairy-based products cause them diarrhea or other digestive upset.” The takeaway: Don’t give your dog cheese as part of their regular meal plan or as a frequent treat.
What kind of cheese is safe for dogs? Mozzarella and cottage cheese are lower in fat than other types of cheeses, making them a good snack for dogs. Swiss cheese is low in lactose, which is easier on your pet’s digestive system. Cheddar is a common household cheese and has a relatively low level of salt, so it is safe in small doses.
Can dogs eat cheddar cheese? Yes, technically, your dog can eat cheese, including cheddar, mozzarella and cottage cheese. However, your dog should not consume any blue-veined cheeses, including Dutch blue, Stilton, Roquefort, Cabrales, or Gorgonzola, as it can be toxic for dogs. Because cheese is as fattening as it is tasty, moderation is key.