Only some dogs have the ability to produce lactase. As a result, if you find that your dog is suffering from diarrhoea or flatulence, it’s likely that they are intolerant to lactose and unable to digest milk properly. To ensure that your beloved pet doesn’t become ill, you need to work hard to ensure that you don’t give them any products that include dairy produce.
It’s interesting to note that not all dairy products contain lactose. Whereas milk contains up to 11 grams of this sugar per serving, some types of cheese contain only a trace of lactose.
Unfortunately, we can be tempted to spoil our dogs rotten because of how much we love them. If they clearly enjoy the taste of milk but pay the price with unwanted side effects later, try offering them dairy products that have been specially produced without lactose. Alternatively, if this is not possible, limit the servings that your dog enjoys to special occasions to ensure that they don’t suffer from the side effects of lactose intolerance too often.
Don’t worry: There are ways to alleviate this common problem in dogs. All it takes is a bit of common sense and research to ensure that your pet has the best diet possible. They deserve it!