We all love ice cream. And our furry dogs. Can we feed them ice cream? Well, like for you- ice cream isn’t healthy for dogs. The most dog-friendly ice cream flavors are vanilla and mango sorbet. Ice cream shouldn’t be a regular treat for your dog. But a small amount once in a while will not send your pooch to the vet. Full-Grown dogs don’t have stomachs made to handle lactose. As tiny puppies, they can consume milk like any other mammal. As adults, they do not tolerate lactose. In most cases, this will just cause some gas.
What About Sugar-Free Ice Cream?
‘Sugar-Free’ ice cream is harmful to dogs because it contains xylitol which is toxic to dogs. Ice cream with artificial flavouring is also bad for your pup.
How Do I Safely Feed My Dog Ice Cream?
The most pooch-friendly flavour is vanilla. Let the dog have 2-3 licks only.
My Dog ‘Helped Himself’ To My Ice Cream
Nothing to worry about. First, which flavor of ice cream did your dog eat? How much did he/she eat? If the dog didn’t eat harmful ingredients, you’ll most likely be fine. You’ll need to spend the afternoon in the garden with your dog, who will be gassy. If your ice cream contained
- Artificial sweetener
- Macadamia Nuts
Then, you have a serious situation. Call a vet immediately, according to the vet’s advice, proceed.