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Can I feed my dog yogurt?

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Dogs can eat yogurt, but plain nonfat yogurt is the best option for them. The sugars in regular yogurt are not healthy for canine consumption.

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Yogurt is beneficial for dogs to eat because it contains many probiotics. Specifically, the probiotics help maintain a balance of healthy bacteria in a dog's digestive system. If a dog was ill recently and took antibiotics, which destroy beneficial bacteria, then yogurt helps restore the dog's gastrointestinal health. Be cautious when feeding yogurt to a dog, as some dogs are lactose-intolerant, meaning they cannot break down lactose sugars, and can become ill from consuming products containing lactose.

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