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yogurt

heather331
January 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM
what do you all know about feeding yogurt to dogs? what kind? plain/flavored? non-fat? please let me know! i picked up some with probiotics (sp) but it is flavored. is that ok?

Prin
January 15th, 2006, 01:32 AM
The flavored ones tend to have more sugar in them. That's the only problem. I don't feed yogurt (my doggies are too sensitive for anything..) but I think the consensus is plain, low fat yogurt.:)

heather331
January 15th, 2006, 01:35 AM
so can she not even have a little until i go back to get plain nonfat?

Prin
January 15th, 2006, 01:37 AM
A little? Like a teaspoon or two? I'd say yes, but I'm sure a few people would disagree. I mean Boo eats banana and I'm sure there's more sugar in that...:o

heather331
January 15th, 2006, 01:40 AM
oh it is 99% nonfat and 70% less sugar and probiotic...only thing is is that is is strawberry :rolleyes:

Prin
January 15th, 2006, 01:42 AM
edited: It's not ok... See raingirl's post below.. :o

BernerLver
January 16th, 2006, 01:30 PM
plain, low fat yogurt.:)

This is what I give Bailey. I spead it in his Kong (somtimes with other fruit, veggies) and freeze it and he loves it.

He has never suffered any ill effects from this but he has an iron-like constitution. Not too much bothers his tummy.

goldengal
January 16th, 2006, 02:52 PM
I give Montana a couple of spoons of probiotic yogurt on her food twice/day, and one time I did the same as you and picked up strawberry. Rather than throw it out, I gave her some for a few days and ate the rest myself, and now try and make sure I buy the plain.

lm9012
January 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM
I would think flavored is ok on occassion..I've read that the sugar in flavored can be bad for their teeth..but I guess you'd have to be giving them tubs of it to have a negative effect. Al gets low fat plain yogurt. When he was on anti-biotics I gave him like a good 1/2 cup a day. Now, as a treat with some green beans he'll get it like once a week or so. Or if he has an upset tummy, he'll get that for breakfast to calm it down. He's never shown any negative effects. He does turn into gaseus maximus with cheese though! :yuck:

raingirl
January 16th, 2006, 09:41 PM
FLAVOURED IS NOT OK!

Check the ingredients!! Most of the non-fat/low sugar ones have aspertame and other sugar substitutes, and there is one (xyletol I think) that can cause heart failure, seizures, and all kinds of bad things in dogs!!

A lot of suger-free dairy have these ingredients and I know someone's bulldog who died because he was given some kind of suger free dairy that had xyletol in it.

Prin
January 16th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Ooooo Thanks for that raingirl. I'll go edit.:o

heather331
January 17th, 2006, 12:46 AM
oh no!!!! she has had 2 cups of it so far! sorry dakota...no more! i hope she is ok. she is already having urinary issues :sad:

Prin
January 17th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Does it have the xyletol in it?