Is yogurt good for dogs? You bet! Yogurt is an excellent dog treat ingredient that is healthy and nutritious. It is easy to be incorporated in dog biscuits, muffins and frozen treats. Most dogs like the taste and that's a big plus!
Yogurt is another natural healthy ingredient that can be used to make delicious dog treats.
Yogurt is rich in protein, vitamins B2 and B12, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.
In addition, yogurt contains probiotics, the "friendly bacteria" that are so important for supporting digestive health and boosting immunity.
There are so many different types of yogurt you can get now at the stores, it is really difficult to know which type is good for dogs, isn't it?
Well, when shopping for yogurt for your dog, choose one that is organic and look for these 4 things on the label:
If your dog is taking antibiotics, it helps a lot to feed him yogurt to replenish some of the good bacteria killed off by the antibiotics.
The simplest way to give yogurt to your dog is to put a tablespoon or so on the dog food! Better yet, if you have flax seed, mix the yogurt with some ground flax seed for added fiber and essential fatty acids.
You can also mix some fruits (blueberries, bananas, etc.) with yogurt and serve that as a healthy treat.
Frozen yogurt, anyone? This will make a great treat for the summer.
Of course, yogurt can also be added to baked treats such as cookies and muffins, and can be used to make dog treat icing.