Can Dogs Eat Greek Yogurt?

Written by Wen Duan

Can Dogs Eat Greek Yogurt?

Yes. Greek yogurt is a healthy food for dogs who aren't lactose intolerant. 

Greek yogurt is great for gut health. When dogs take antibiotics, the antibiotics can kill off good bacteria in your dog's gut. Greek yogurt has concentrated levels of good live cultures of bacteria which is good for their gut health also known as probiotic. It can also help fight yeast infections which is helpful for dogs that get ear or skin infections. 

Overall plain Greek yogurt is a healthy treat and better than other types of yogurt.

How can I serve greek yogurt to my dog?

What to look for for best types of yogurt:

  • Plain Yogurt 
  • Non Fat 
  • Greek Yogurt

2 Things to avoid when giving your dog Greek Yogurt 

  1. Avoid Greek yogurt with Xylitol. Avoid yogurt with artificial sweeteners. Even in small portions, xylitol is deadly to your dog. 
  2. Avoiding feeding your dog too much yogurt. Dogs' bodies have trouble digesting lactose after puppyhood. So they have varying levels of being lactose intolerant. Foods high in lactose can give your dog gas, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you've never given your dog yogurt before, give your dog a small amount and see how they react. If they don't have any of the above symptoms, it's fine to give them yogurt as an occasional treat.

Best way to serve Greek Yogurt to your dog. 

  1. Add small serving of Greek Yogurt on the top of your dog's food. 
  2. Greek Yogurt is great frozen treat
  3. Let your dogs lick Greek Yogurt 
  4. Put it on a LickiMat as a fun activity
  5. Put it in the Kong! 
  • Serves your pet healthy treats while giving them a fun activity
  • Easy to clean 
  • Add yogurt, pumpkin, or peanut butter to the mat

Kong Durable Natural Rubber - Fun to Chew

  • Super popular, a toy every dog should have
  • Sturdy 
  • Add yogurt, pumpkin, or peanut butter kong

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About the author

Wen Duan

Wen is a proud dog mom and a frequent contributor to our blog.